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 and Welcome

We will be saying farewell to our Mandarin teacher Qin Zhang who will be taking family leave as she awaits the arrival of her baby. We wish Qin and her family all the best at this special time. We look

forward to welcoming Ms Hong Ma to IEPS who will replace Ms Zhang while she is on leave.


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Open Night

Open Night

We will host an Open Night on Thursday the 26th of July from 6.30-7.30pm so that you can visit your child’s classroom and other learning spaces throughout the school. Some student work will be on display

and you will have the opportunity to engage in a maths game or task with your child. This night will give you some insight into the learning at IEPS and we encourage you all to attend.


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Reporting Review Team Survey

Earlier in the year, we established a team to review the way that we report student learning progress with parents and carers. The Reporting Review team comprising of teachers and parents has created a survey

so that you can provide feedback into our report processes and further insight into your needs. The team will review the information from the survey and share a summary of findings with you prior to further

consultation about how we might improve the reporting process. The link to the survey will be distributed via Compass on Thursday and will remain open until the 24th of July.


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Student Reports

Student progress reports are now available on Compass. In this semester’s report, learning growth is measured over 12 months for English and Maths and over 6 months for all other curriculum areas. This progress is shown via the…

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End of Term thanks

Thank you to our students, teachers, support staff and parents for a hugely successful Semester 1. Our teachers are looking forward to sharing your child’s progress at the parent teacher meetings and student led conferences being…

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