From Our Principal


It is a pleasure, as principal of this exceptional school, to extend a very warm welcome to you, your child and family to our dynamic learning community.

The Ivanhoe East Primary School community greatly values learning, education, social competence and healthy relationships. A strong sense of moral purpose leads to high aspirations and seeks to provide the best possible learning environment for current and future students.

Students are respected as individuals, encouraged to be active and co-operative and develop into curious and inquiring students able to accept increasing responsibility for their own learning and conduct. We encourage each student to give of their best efforts and develop a caring, responsible and proactive attitude towards helping others and ensuring future environmental sustainability.

The school’s values of integrity, co-operation, respect, learning, caring and fun very much reflect the school's culture and the community the school serves.

Our core purpose is to develop well-rounded students who have every opportunity to gain all the skills and attributes needed to contribute significantly to our future society. As well as the provision of a strong academic program complemented by rich programs promoting creativity, the arts, physical activity, healthy living and languages, the school is committed to building community and social capital.

A key feature of our school is the consistently high level of parental involvement and support in all aspects of the school each year, which is reflective of a strong and healthy partnership between home and school. The wider community utilises our facilities including an indoor basketball court complex, grounds, Performing Arts rooms and meeting rooms.

Extensive intervention and enrichment programs cater for student diversity with an emphasis on intellectually challenging and extending them. Students excel in a range of extra-curricular activities such as the performing arts, public speaking and sports. The wide use of technology to enhance learning is evident as is the strategic construction of extensive new facilities to cater for 21st Century learning needs.

With a current enrolment of approximately 550 students, the school is generally organised into single year level classes with a multi-age class where numbers require this. Staff at each year level work closely in teams to plan and deliver excellent classroom programs. Our teachers are proactive, approachable, highly capable and dedicated to ensuring that every student in their care achieves to the very best of their abilities.

We look forward to sharing and significantly contributing to the exciting educational journey you and your child are about to embark upon.

Mrs Justine Mackey

Please contact us if you have any queries.

Principal's Blog

Step Up Day

Next Tuesday the 13th December is ‘Step Up’ Day. On this day students in Years Prep to 5 ‘step up’ to their new 2017 level and meet their new class and teacher. This day is very important as it allows students to begin getting to know their classmates, although the older the students the more likely it is that they will know most of their peers anyway. Students can also meet their teacher and talk about what it will be like to be in the next year level.…

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Our students are currently participating in a variety of learning activities with students from their year level as a part of our thorough transition process. This allows students to experience learning with a variety of students as they prepare for their 2017 groupings. The teachers are working together to create the 2017 classes and take great care and consideration to ensure that all students are placed in classes that support their learning and social needs. 

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2017 Student Free Days

School Council has approved the first two days of the 2017 school year as Professional Learning days for staff (January 30th and 31st). The first day of school for all students except 2017 Preps is Wednesday 1st February. Preps will commence on Thursday 2nd February. The remaining student free days will be taken on Monday 24th April and the first day of Term 3 (Monday 17th July). 

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