Sports & Aquatic Centre


The world-class Sports & Aquatic Centre is situated at The Ridgeway Campus in Ivanhoe. Built on the site of the old pool, the new Sports & Aquatic Centre includes:

    • 2 rooftop courts for netball and tennis
    • 50-metre, 8 lanes wide fully FINA accredited Olympic-sized hydro floor swimming pool
    • 4 basketball/netball/ courts – first of their kind built in Australia with NBA standard floors
    • 8 indoor volleyball courts
    • 16 badminton courts
    • Weights and fitness rooms
    • 2 multi-purpose rooms for table tennis
    • Classrooms
    • PE and Sport Department Offices
    • Large entrance foyer with a cafe

Principal Gerard Foley said that the Sports & Aquatic Centre is a hub for sport and physical education learning across the School, highlighting the importance of physical activity to an individual’s wellbeing.

‘State of the art facilities encourages students and staff to be active and undertake physical activity in a number of inviting spaces including the swimming pool, dance/aerobics studios, gymnasium and courts facilitating basketball, badminton, volleyball and netball,’ he said.

Constructed by Building Engineering and designed by architects Mclldowie Partners this eco-friendly, sustainable complex incorporates high-performance glass to minimise energy consumption and solar panels on the roof that add 95kw to the already 800kw generated by the school, making Ivanhoe Grammar School one of the leading schools in Australia for solar power use. The Sports & Aquatic Centre is built over six levels within a structure that sits below ground.

‘The Sports Centre has bought a new level of excitement to our subject area of Health & PE! We have been able to extend our students in the units of work they are covering in class. It has been an excellent learning space where we can easily move our classes from working in the classroom, straight to the basketball court or fitness centre where students are able to put key concepts learnt in our senior PE classes, into practical application. Health & PE staff and students are excited to see what the future holds for our programs,’ said Curriculum Leader – Health & PE  Christina Parodi.

Not only are our current cohort of students enjoying the outstanding facilities but we know that the Sports & Aquatic Centre will benefit many generations to come.