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

East Ivanhoe Foodworks

We are very grateful to Paul and his team at Foodworks for their ongoing support of our school and community. Please remember to allocate your points to Ivanhoe East Primary School when you do your shopping because these make a significant

contribution to our fundraising efforts. We were able to use our points to purchase all of the sausages, bread and drinks for our recent welcome picnic, allowing us to raise just over $1,000 on the night for our school.


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Year 5 and 6 Expressions of Interest for a Visit to China

We are inviting expressions of interest for our Year 5 and 6 students to participate in a 12 day visit to China this September. Parents and students are invited to attend an information session to find out further information including the proposed

dates, itinerary, travel and accommodation details and approximate costs.

This visit to China will include a four night homestay with a family from our sister school in Lianyungang. This will be part of a reciprocal exchange arrangement where families of children who are travelling to China will host the student from our

sister school in July/August before our students stay with their families in China in September. Families will be encouraged to communicate with each other to build a strong connection prior to and in between visits.

The information session will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday the 5th of March in the Performing Arts Room. Please register your attendance via this link or contact the office if you are unable to attend but would like to find out more.


Read more: Year 5 and 6 Expressions of Interest for a Visit to China

Adrian Parisi- Parent Information Session

Adrian Parisi is engaged by the school to work with our students and teachers to provide targeted wellbeing lessons in classrooms throughout the year. He also offers parent information sessions and we are keen to find out the topics that you are

most interested in learning about this year. We would be grateful if you could please complete this short survey to record your preferences for the topics provided and also share anything specific questions that you would like addressed by Adrian

in his presentations.

The survey will remain open until next Monday the 4th of March. Adrian will present his first parent session at 7.00pm on Tuesday the 19th of March in the Performing Arts Room. We will share the focus of this session and provide you with a Try

Booking links once we collate the information from the above survey.


Read more: Adrian Parisi- Parent Information Session