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

2017 Enrolments and Departures

Our 2017 enrolments are currently being finalised and we are starting to make plans for staffing, room allocations and class structures for the new school year. If you have a child currently in years 1 – 5 who will attend another school next year, it is vital that you advise us in writing as soon as possible. At this time of year we receive many enquiries for enrolment at every year level and your intentions need to be known if we are to ensure that our class sizes, structures and teaching allocations are well organised for the best learning environment for all students.…

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Dogs in School Grounds

Thank you for ensuring that your dog is on a lead within the school grounds. We also ask that you avoid bringing your dog into congested areas of the school such as the Breezeway. We thank you for your support to ensure the safety of our students and toddlers. 

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Student Achievement

The students at IEPS have a range of skills, interests and talents and the Bulletin provides us with an opportunity to showcase some of these. I would like to congratulate Damon K from 6P for representing our school while trying out for the Victorian U12 schoolboys’ soccer team all the way to the final round of 28. While Damon isn’t in the 14 boy state squad, he is to be congratulated for his commitment and effort and for the way that he represented himself and IEPS with pride. 

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Parent Opinion Surveys

A Department of Education and Training (DET) Parent Opinion Survey has been sent to an electronically generated random sample of parents. The findings of this survey provide very important information to our school as it informs us of your perceptions in relation to our school’s climate (approachability, homework, learning focus, school improvement), student behaviour (student safety, classroom behaviour) and student engagement (student motivation, school connectedness, peer connectedness). We use this to plan, reflect upon and evaluate the effectiveness of our school’s improvement journey. If you have been selected please ensure that you take the time to complete and return the surveys as soon as possible. 

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Camp Coonawarra

A very special thank you to teachers Maddie Coulter, Beth Stewart, Angela Fattore and Justin Bartlett for providing such a rich and rewarding camp experience for our Year 5 students at Camp Coonawarra. The feedback about the experience from the students has been simply terrific. …

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