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

Learning at IEPS

Thank you to the parents who attended Tuesday’s Open Morning and visited classrooms to gain a broader understanding of the learning that takes place throughout the school. I valued being able to talk with you and answer your questions.…

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Sharing our Learning

We invite all parents/carers to visit the school on Tuesday morning between 9:10am and 10.00am for an Open Morning so that you can see what learning looks like in the classrooms throughout the school. There is no need to register for

this but please come to the Friendship Tree to meet up with some of our student tour guides. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to visit classrooms other than those of your own children to gain a broader

understanding of learning throughout the school.

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We have invited Sandy Law from Law Architects to create a design for the new library space and we will be inviting parents and students to share what is important to them in a library. We will explore what experiences we would like to

have in the space before Sandy creates a design that reflects our needs. We will advise you of the details of this session once they are confirmed.

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Learning Spaces at IEPS

As announced in the Bulletin earlier this month, we are creating a new learning space for our 2018 Year 6 students in the current library area and the library will be relocated to the classroom currently occupied by 2R.…

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