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

Principal's Advisory Group

At IEPS, we are committed to creating a student centred environment where student opinion and voice is genuinely recognised, fostered, celebrated and one that ultimately influences positive change within the learning community. In 2017 we will launch Principal’s Advisory Group which is a group of students comprising of the two School Captains who will be announced next week and one person from each class from Year 4-6. The purpose of the group is to provide students with the opportunity to be actively involved in meaningful decision making in the school through:…

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Classroom Helpers

Thank you to all of the parents and family members who attended the Classroom Helper training conducted by Adrienne Dudley last week. If you have completed the training and are keen to commence helping in the classroom, please see your child’s class teacher about available times and days.…

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The IEPS Wellbeing Team is committed to implementing the KidsMatter mental health and wellbeing framework in order to bring students, teachers, families and other community members together to promote the wellbeing of our students. The KidsMatter framework is divided into four components that will be explored and implemented over the next two to three years and will be continually reviewed and built upon beyond the implementation phase. The first component is ‘Positive School Community’ and we will be exploring what is already working well and where we can focus our attention as we move forward.…

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Prep Self Portraits

Our prep students have been creating self- portraits after looking at themselves in the mirror. They looked at their eyes, ears, noses, mouths and their hair before drawing their faces using a marker on white paper. They are very proud of what they created. 

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