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

2018 Planning

Please advise us as soon as possible if you know your child will not be attending Ivanhoe East Primary School next year. Also if you would like to share any information or concerns regarding your child’s placement for 2018 please put it in

writing to Justine Mackey by Friday 27th October. Please note that while we take any information that you provide into consideration, the final decisions regarding your child’s placement rest with the teaching staff and leadership team.…

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Welcome to Term 4

Welcome back to Term 4 which is set to be full of excitement and we are looking forward to celebrating our community at the Fun Fair, which is being held next Saturday the 21st October.  Thank you to the Committee, class reps, teachers…

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STEM Family Night

Thank you to everyone for coming out on such a cold and wet evening to attend the whole school STEM Family Night. This was a great community event and I thank Ben Phillips…

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Canteen Online ordering

The Canteen Committee has been working towards improving the efficiency of the canteen ordering process so from the first day of Term 4 (Monday, 9 October), IEPS will be moving to online ordering for all lunch orders. The new system…

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