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

Parent Teacher Interviews

The first formal Parent Teacher Interviews will be held in Week 3 of Term 2 over two nights (either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). Interview times will be available through Compass at the beginning of next term for parents to book into. At this

meeting, the teacher will be communicating the next steps for learning identified for your child through assessments and class work in Term 1. Progress on these next steps will form the basis of the written report, which will be available at the end

of Term 2.


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Our new houses were launched amid great excitement and colour on Monday morning. Students worked in cross-age groups on ‘Bullying No Way Day’ activities after Assembly until recess. We are planning one or two ‘house’-based…

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Year 5 Camp

A very big thank you to our staff and the parents who attended Camp Coonawarra with the Year 5 students this week. Staff Alex Silvestro, Ben Phillips, Lucy Foster, Amanda Dwyer and parents Sophie Barrett, Anthony Clough, Toby Simpson

and Rebecca Sjanta all gave up time with their own families to ensure that our students had a wonderful experience. We could not run the camp program without the support of staff and parents and we are very grateful.


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End of Term 1

Term 1 has flown by and here we are at the end already! Students and teachers have done lots of learning and built a strong foundation for the rest of the year. There is a two week break, with Easter at the end of it.…

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