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

Farewell to Mrs Moncrieff

Our highly regarded and much loved Mrs Gail Moncrieff is retiring at the end of this term. We invite parents to come along on Wednesday 23 March to an extra special morning tea in the Performing Arts rooms from 10.30 – 11.30 am where we will celebrate and acknowledge the wonderful contribution made to countless young people’s lives by an exceptional teacher.…

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Banyule Arty Farty Festival - This Sunday

Yes! We are looking forward to many families joining us in walking with the Bendigo Bank float on Sunday morning. This exceptional banking organisation has been the most supportive and generous sponsor we have. Their contributions have ensured that we could successfully run numerous fairs and also finish off the SPACE Centre extension and refurbishment to a high standard.…

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Welcome Picnic – Yes! It's on!

Do ignore the weather warnings for Friday afternoon. To quote a staff member, “They are only 50% correct at the best of times”.

PTFA Co-Presidents Bec and Leanne have done an enormous amount of work to ensure that we have a load of fun this coming Friday afternoon so do come along from 5.30 pm onwards. The barbeque will be fired up so don’t forget to order your sausages. There will be fun games and races for year levels and many families and staff members to meet and get to know. …

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Staff Cark Park

To ensure everyone’s safety and well-being, parents are asked to drop off and collect children in designated areas respecting traffic signs and also crossings. The Staff Car Park at the back of the SPACE Centre cannot be used by parents dropping off or collecting children from school. This also applies to children attending Before and After School Care. No exceptions can be made to this rule. The staff car park is quite tight and children are very small. We need to keep every child safe from harm. …

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Classroom Helpers

If you have completed the training and are keen to commence helping in the classroom, please see your child’s class teacher about available times and days. Most teachers put up a roster outside their door with the days and times they require assistance. All you need to do is write your name into the slots where you are able to help. You do not have to commit to every week or the same time and day each week. If you are only able to assist a couple of times in the term, simply write your name beside those dates. We look forward to seeing all our trained helpers in classrooms very soon.

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