Ivanhoe East Primary School firmly believes that the emotional and physical wellbeing of our students is at the core of their development as resilient, respectful and happy learners. We understand that students reach their full potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe, and that a positive school culture helps to engage students and support them in their learning.

Ivanhoe East Primary School has a whole-school approach to wellbeing that connects to all parts of our school, community and supports our students on a daily basis.


Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and responsibilities of students, teachers and parents are used to set clear expectations of how we treat one another and our responsibility to create a positive school environment. Students created our school Rights and Responsibilities, which are used in every classroom with students when discussing expectations to empower students and take ownership in school culture.


KidsMatter Primary is a whole-school approach to children’s mental health and wellbeing for primary schools.

Ivanhoe East Primary School is currently working through the four components of Kidsmatter to create a positive school community and ensure our students benefit from:

  • creating positive school communities
  • teaching skills for good social and emotional development
  • working together with families
  • recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems.

Respectful Relationships

Ivanhoe East Primary School is a Respectful Relationships school. Respectful Relationships is an evidence-based whole school approach to promoting positive relationships, social and emotional skills and gender equity within our school community.

It was developed to tackle family violence through education and was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Evidence is clear that efforts to promote social and emotional skills and positive gender norms in children and young people has been shown to improve health related outcomes and subjective wellbeing.

Students participate in weekly social and emotional learning activities from the Respectful Relationships resources, align with the Victorian Curriculum.