Year Three Immigration Museum Excursion

Year Three Immigration Museum Excursion

Year Three Immigration Museum Excursion

On Tuesday the 18th of October, 3L and 3E went to the immigration museum. Firstly, we had our recess, and saw this fountain with all these names on it. There were probably hundreds upon hundreds of names embedded on the jet black memorial stone. It was surrounded by a lush green garden and walls with yet more names up for display. After we finished our snack and our observation of the glorious fountain and the magnificent garden, we started to explore the museum with a lady who told us about two migrants, one in the 19th century and one in the 20th century. The two cunning newcomers were two ladies called Cuc Lam, who had a tough time in Vietnam because her country had turned into a dangerous battlefield, so she escaped and became a refugee, and there was Rebecca Greaves who wrote an ancient letter in cursive writing to her uncle about her migration to Victoria, and two years later some of her brothers tried their luck at the goldfields, but alas, no such chance.…

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Wipe for Wildlife!

Wipe for Wildlife!

Room 5

Ivanhoe East Primary School

Warncliffe Road

Ivanhoe East 3079

13th September 2016

Dear Teachers, Parents and Students,

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of trees are being chopped down every year? The effect of this is that animals are dying because their habitat is being destroyed. As well as being a habitat for wildlife, trees are important because they protect soil from erosion and they help keep our air clean.

You can make a big difference and help save wildlife by not using a lot of paper, using both sides of the paper, putting used paper into the recycling bin, using scrap paper and buying photocopy paper that is 100% recycled.

Another idea is to make the switch to toilet paper made from recycled paper. The Wipe for Wildlife website at explains that you should look for toilet paper that is made from 100% recycled paper and contains no harsh chemicals.

We hope you can help save our trees, wildlife and our planet.

Yours sincerely,

Ruby, Charlie, Nick, Joslyn, Neil, Tom and Sierra

Grade 3C


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IEPS' State Championship Athletes

IEPS' State Championship Athletes

IEPS has a long and proud history of students representing their school and community by competing at high level sporting and academic events. Recently, that history of representation continued as three of our girls competed at the SSV State Primary Track and Field Championships after terrific results at the Regional Championships. The performances at States were as follows: …

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Tracey Ezard Presentation: Preparing Our Students for the Future

The Community Engagement Committee would like to invite all parents and carers to attend an evening session with Tracey Ezard. Tracey is a highly regarded presenter who works with the Education Department, individual schools, school networks and community and corporate organisations. She has expertise in helping schools build thriving professional learning environments and will be working with the IEPS staff team in 2017.…

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Our Year Threes Visit Healesville Sanctuary

Our Year Threes Visit Healesville Sanctuary

On a crisp Thursday morning the grade threes were itching with excitement to go to Healesville Sanctuary, ready to meet the animal they would study for the next few weeks. When we hopped off the bus we were quite hungry but we wanted to look at one of the animals on the coat of arms, the emu which is known to be quite aggressive with its claws. As well as the emu, we saw the rare, brightly coloured and deadly cassowary before we ate our recess near a hut that had information about endangered species.

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