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From Our Principal

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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
Principal

Please contact us if you have any queries.

Principal's Blog

Grade Planning for 2016

It is pleasing to see that as always, enrolment in IEPS is highly sought after. However, on the other hand, one does not like to cause disappointment and once again throughout this year we had to inform many out of zone applicants wishing to enrol their child/ren that we could not accommodate their child.…

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Hats On For Term Four

Check out the back of the wardrobe, under the beds and in all those nooks and crannies in homes where stuff accumulates. We need to have all students wearing a Sun-smart approved sunhat for when students are in the outdoors next term. The brim needs to be at least 6 cms wide and provide cover for your child’s ears. If your child cannot find their hat then do contact our uniform shop to ensure that your child is ready with a hat first day of Term 4.

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Expensive Property at School

Do note that the school and the Education Department does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property. Hence we periodically remind parents and children that precious and expensive toys or electronic equipment are to be kept at home.…

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