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

Open Night

We are all looking forward to tomorrow’s Open Night from 6:30-7:30pm. This provides you with an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and participate in some learning games, visit other learning spaces throughout the school and join in a PE

game in the gym and a mindfulness art activity. We look forward to seeing you there.


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Thank you to those families who have completed the report review survey. The survey will remain open until the 24th of July and can be accessed via the link below.…

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Chinese visitors

On Monday, we will welcome 11 students and 2 teachers from our sister school, Jiefang Road Primary School, in Lian Yungang, China. The group will be with us until Sunday the 29th and will be participating in a range of activities…

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Open Night

You are all invited to attend our Open Night next Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm. This provides you with an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and participate in some learning games, visit other learning spaces throughout the…

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Welcome to Term 3

Welcome to Term 3, which is sure to be an exciting time of learning with our whole school focus on Pride at IEPS. There are a number of key events this term including next week’s Open Night, a visit from our sister school in China,…

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