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Join IPS

The Ivanhoe Primary School community is vibrant and welcoming.  If you'd like more information on how to join us, please read on, and feel free to contact us for more information.

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Parent Involvement

At Ivanhoe Primary School we encourage parents to get involved with the school as much as they can whether that is through the formal involvement of the School Council, as a sub committee member, participation in the classroom helpers' program or as member of the parents' association.  School newsletters are a great way to find out about activities you can be involved in.

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Parent Resources

Ideas for helping your child at home.

We encourage parents to support their children's learning at school, by helping them also at home.

We had an interesting conversation at School Council about parents wanting to know how they can help their child at home to develop and support those skills that are being learned and practised at school. I don’t think it would surprise any parent that it is crucial for children to develop strong skills in reading, writing and mathematics. 

So here are some parent resources to help your child at home to ensure success.


Links and downloads ~ Literacy and Maths tips:



The Victorian Government's website Connect-Primary includes games you can play with your child to build their literacy and maths skills.


Where can I get help?

Your Child's teacher can provide advice about how you can help develop your child’s

literacy and maths skills. Some topics you could discuss with the teacher include:

Your child’s level of achievement on literacy and maths tasks.

The goals your child is working towards in literacy and maths, and how you can support your child to achieve these.

Strategies you can use to assist your child in areas that he or she finds difficult.


Helpful hints for Foundation Parents - if you missed the Foundation evening or just want a reminder of the helpful information covered by our Foundation Team you can download the PowerPoint here.


Cyber Safety follow up for parents - a helpful handout

Victoria Police’s Tracey Porter sent me through a document that provides a bit more information regarding checking settings, ideas for agreements in the form of a letter to a child, parental controls and privacy settings that can be accessed in the parent resources section of the school website.



Camp Sports and Excursions Fund 2018

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student is: $125.

CSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

Please contact the school office for an application form.


Discover if your parenting strengths match those of highly effective parents - Free Parenting Profile Below

Being interested and involved in your children’s education is vital to engagement and learning.

You know how important it is to your child’s engagement and attitude towards school for you to show interest and participate in school-related activities. You make a point of attending as many school events as possible. You ask your child about specific learning at school. You take time to learn the names of their teachers. You ask to see examples of their schoolwork and find out what their favourite subjects are and why.

There are literally hundreds of published research articles that show, without a shadow of a doubt, that parent interest and involvement in their children’s education is at the top of the list of ways which you can encourage high levels of achievement in your child.

Mark Kent


Child and Parent Factors That Impact Child Anxiety

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