Our Principal

Mr Gerard Foley, BEd, MEdLeadership

Gerard Foley is the Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School, commencing in November 2015, and is only the fifth Principal of the School in its more than 100 year history. 

Gerard leads the School into a new era with the firm beliefs that all students have the capacity to succeed, that community and caring for others is paramount and that education can provide outstanding opportunities for all who embrace it.

Gerard was Acting Principal of the School throughout 2014, after being appointed to the School in 2008 as the Head of Ridgeway Campus and more recently, Deputy Principal in 2011. His career has spanned roles in the independent and government sector and include the Head of Senior School at Overnewton Anglican College and VCE Coordinator at Eltham College.

Gerard’s key aims are to assist students to develop their unique potential by providing a range of rich experiences through academic opportunities, the creative and performing arts, sport, outdoor education, intercultural understanding, leadership and service to others. He believes that active, engaged, critical and empathetic global citizens are created by exposure to local and international issues via the curriculum and a range of community and international experiences.