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

If you have children currently attending IEPS and they have a sibling ready to begin school in 2017, please remember to complete an official enrolment form and submit it to the office before the 1st August. Whilst we know all our families, we cannot keep track of who is ready to begin school each year without the enrolment form. In order to plan our Prep classes for next year we need firm numbers.…

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Good Neighbours

As well as looking after our school, students also need to look after our neighbours by being respectful of their property. At Assembly on Monday I spoke about appropriate behaviour at school following an incident of students throwing sticks over the fence of one of our neighbours and also pulling palings off a fence to give food to a neighbour’s rabbit. Fortunately the neighbour was not hurt however it is not something we want to have occurring.…

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Before and After School Supervision

We would like to remind all parents and carers that supervision of students before school begins at 8.45 am. Students should not be dropped at school without an adult before this time unless they are attending an instrumental lesson or have interschool sports practice (Year 6 students only). There are teachers on yard duty from 8.45 am until 9.00 am and from 3.30 until 3.45 pm. Students should not be in the yard unsupervised by a parent or carer outside of these times. We would appreciate your cooperation in this matter in the interests of the safety of your children. 

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Welcome to Mrs Justine Mackey – IEPS’ New Principal

I was very pleased that as part of the handover process Mrs Mackey was able to meet the staff, visit classrooms and also say a few words at the Mothers’ Day lunch today. Justine is a very warm and approachable person who has many other outstanding qualities, expertise and knowledge to skilfully lead IEPS in the future. We look forward to more visits before my departure. 

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