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

Oval Update

We are very excited to advise that we will be signing the contract for the oval redevelopment this Friday. The area will be fenced over the weekend, which will mean that the school cannot be accessed from the oval. We anticipate that the…

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Meet the Principal

I value the opportunity to chat with parents and will be hosting an informal coffee and muffin morning from 7:45am until 8:45am on Thursday the 8th June in the foyer of the SPACE centre. I look forward to seeing you there.…

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Learning at IEPS

You are invited to attend a special event in the Performing Arts Room on Tuesday the 20th June at 7pm. This is an opportunity for parents to come together to find out more about the learning that is taking place at IEPS and will involve…

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Cross Country

Congratulations to all of our students in Year 3-6 who participated in last week’s Cross Country event at Chelsworth Park. Each of them showed grit and effort to run or walk the course and they have a great deal to be proud of. Thank you…

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Fundraising at IEPS

The oval redevelopment is due to commence at the start of June and I will provide you with a timeline and an overview of the project in next week’s Bulletin. I know that the community has worked tirelessly to raise the funds for this…

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