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

Keeping each other healthy

At this time of year, it is common for students to experience a range of illnesses and we ask that you please keep your children at home if they are unwell. If your child is feeling unwell before school or the night before, please keep them at

home. This prevents the distress that often accompanies being sick at school as well as limiting the spread of germs to others.


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Pride at IEPS

We are continuing our focus on pride at IEPS and I asked some of our Prep students to tell me something that they are proud of:

“I am proud that I can pack my bag by myself”- Isla

“I am proud of myself because I am brave”- Ollie

“I am proud that I work hard at school” –Owen

Our teachers and students are working together to plan the next stages of our pride inquiry and we look forward to sharing our learning with you.


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Celebrating the Staff at IEPS

Thank you to our parents for providing a generous morning tea and gifts in celebration of Teachers, Education Support and Principal’s day last Friday. Class reps Mel and Mel represented the parents to show appreciation for the work that our

team does to ensure that your children are well cared for and are provided with a positive learning experience here at IEPS. Thank you all for your ongoing support.


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Camp Coonawarra

The Year 5 students returned from Camp Coonawarra in Gippsland last Friday after enjoying four days of challenge and co-operation. Feedback from the students has been positive and they enjoyed the variety

of the activities and making connections with each other. We are grateful to our teachers and parents for providing this experience for the students. Thank you to Ms Silvestro for organising the camp and to our

teachers Mr Phillips, Ms Gould, Mr Bartlett and Mr Lamers for taking time away from their families so that the students can have this positive outdoor learning experience. Thank you also to our parent

volunteers John Angelopoulos, Peter Stephens, Julie Jensen, Craig Shearer and Stan Eliadis who make this event possible.


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