Hosting a group of students from China

Ivanhoe East Primary School has commenced discussions with Jiefang Road PS in Lian Yungang City in China to formalise a sister school partnership. The benefits of such a partnership include:


  • Supporting our Chinese language program

  • Broadening students’ perspective

  • Developing students’ intercultural understanding

  • Providing opportunities for teachers to work together

The principal from Jiefang Road PS was a member of the delegation that came to our school in November last year and our schools and students have a great deal in common. Following conversations at School Council, we are

looking forward to welcoming 12 Year 5 students and two teachers to our school at the start of next term.

These students and teachers will require homestay arrangements within the community for six days (between 21st July - 28th July). We encourage you to think about whether you would like to host a student for this time and will hold

an information evening to outline the expectations. The child would become a member of your family for the duration of their stay and would come to school to participate in learning activities. You do not need to have a student in Year

5 to consider this opportunity for your family.

The information night will be held on Tuesday the 8th

May at 7pm in the Performing Arts room so please register your attendance here; or