Dad's Lawn Bowls Night

After much anticipation and a flurry of last minute planning, last Friday night saw the running of the highlight of the IEPS Dads’ social calendar: Dads' Bowls.  This was the ninth year of this auspicious annual event.  The weather was

looking a bit inclement on Thursday, but by Friday, it was blue skies and perfect weather for the big night.  

Running to schedule has never been a particular strength of the event, and it was possibly further hindered by the on-time arrival of our first pizza delivery from Larry's.  This quietened everybody down a bit, but also appeared to inhibit

any pre-game practice.  As 7pm rolled around there was a slow migration out onto the green, but still not much action.  However once the microphone was handed over to the commentative stylings of Murray "The Mouth" Mitchell  the

games finally got underway.

There were a few discrepancies with the scoring (it's unclear whether these were accidental or deliberate) but as we reached the end of round five there were four teams vying for the inaugural IEPS Dads Bowls perpetual trophy.  After

a quick semi-final play-off it came down to the mighty Team M (Fergus Dobbins, Mark Palavestra, Filip Suleski and their part-timer Jason Wood) and some other blokes in a slightly short-handed Team H (Marcus Heasly and Graham

Starkey).   Another end later, and the inaugural trophy was in the hands of Team M.

Thankfully this year's raffle prize was not won by anyone on the organising committee, but by Brad Pearce.  Second prize went to an unnamed individual, but was shared and enjoyed in the community spirit to which these events have

become synonymous.  

Even a couple of former bowls organisers couldn’t stay away.  Ed Griffiths, organiser for the last eight years and the first life member of the IEPS Dads Bowls event, joined us and Stan Eliadis, who has also worked tirelessly in

previous years to help run the event dropped in.  

We would like to thank everyone who attended, Paul and the team at Foodworks, who provided us with snacks and some great prizes for the event and the raffle. Special thanks is reserved for the good folk at the East Ivanhoe Bowls

club who were extremely patient with their hospitality, tuition and guidance.  

If you missed us this year be sure to secure you’re ticket early for the next one.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

There are a few photos of the evening on and hopefully a few more to come over the next week or so.



Coles Sports for Schools 2018

Dear Parents and Community,

It is now the fourth week of Coles Sports for Schools program. Last week 2 470 vouchers were collected. This week collection was even more impressive: 4 033 vouchers! Which makes a total of 6 503 vouchers!

Our goal is to collect 20 000 vouchers to allow Mr Bartlett (our PE teacher) to buy  equipment such as ribbons for athletics and swimming, soccer balls and diverse target challenges.

Don’t forget, the program runs from 7th February to 3rd April and everyone can be a part of it (family, friends, neighbours…). Keep collecting vouchers!

If you wish to know more, visit

Let’s shop together to renew some of the school’s sports equipment.



Welcome Picnic


It looks like great weather for our school Welcome Picnic on Friday night from 5.30pm onwards. If you pre ordered please come to the BBQ and collect your tokens for food and drink to be redeemed before 8pm. If you forgot to order

you can purchase on the night, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet up with friends, make new friends and catch up with your teachers to kick start 2018!

We thank East Ivanhoe Grocers (FoodWorks) and Breadwise Bakery for their generous support of this event. Please make use of bins provided and be mindful that although at school please make sure children are supervised.

If you are available to help serve on the night please contact Bec Bolden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Any support would be appreciated.

Bec Bolden - On behalf of PTFA


Woolworths Earn & Learn 2017

The Earn and Learn Program ended on the 19th September and we have already returned all necessary information to the Earn and Learn Program Team at Woolworths.

Last year we collected 20 000 stickers. I am happy to inform you that this year we collected 30 000 stickers: 33% more than last year!  Well done everyone and thank you for supporting our school while shopping.

A special thank you to the teachers and students who helped sticking the stickers onto the sheets. I heard that after working on mathematics with the stickers, the kids really enjoyed it. They even asked for more!





Fathers’ Day Stall

The Fathers’ Day Stall was held last Thursday and proved to be a huge success. There was a wide range of items for sale and the kids were able to purchase some great gifts for their Dads. Thank you to Lisa and Cindy for your wonderful

organisation and to the Mum's who assisted in setting up and working on the stall we appreciate the time and effort you put into helping out.