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

Planning for 2017

We will be sending all families a form via Compass that will allow you to nominate appropriate learning partners for your child as part of our preparation for forming class groups for 2017. This information will be used in conjunction with teachers’ knowledge and expertise and must be provided by Friday October 28. …

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Congratulations to Our IEPS Athletes

Congratulations to all of our athletes who represented IEPS at the District Finals last week. Thank you to Mr Bartlett for your organisation and to the parents for their support. We are very proud of all of our students and acknowledge that it is a significant effort to be able to represent the school at this level. Congratulations and best wishes to those students who will now represent the school and district at the Regional finals later this term. 

Read more: Congratulations to Our IEPS Athletes

Year 6 Camp

A special thank you to our teachers Ben Phillips, Kate Anderson, Lauren Turner and Gayle Raftery for their
leadership, care and professionalism during last week’s Year 6 camp to Canberra. I am grateful to them all for their
teamwork and commitment to ensuring the success of the camp. A special thanks also to Paul Duske and Chris
Beltsis for taking time away from their work and families to join us on camp and for all of their help.
Congratulations to the Year 6 students who were tremendous ambassadors for IEPS throughout the camp
experience in Canberra.

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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.…

Read more: 2017 Enrolments and Departures