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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

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.


Camp Sports and Excursions Fund 2017

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.


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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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School Council

The School Council is responsible for assisting the Principal and staff in the organisation and development of the school, in particular it is responsible for offering advice on the school’s educational programs and administration and expenditure of school funds as determined in the annual budget. The overseeing of the long-term development of the school and the current maintenance of facilities is a task that rests primarily with School Council.

The Council of this school comprises 10 members elected by parents of the school and 4 members of staff. The Principal is a member by right of office. Elections for school council are held in February each year.

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Twilight Fair

Government primary schools rely heavily on local fundraising to improve our facilities and enrich the educational outcomes for students. Every 2 years we run this major social and fundraising event in our school grounds, and in 2017 it will be on Saturday 18 November.

The Twilight Fair contributes much-needed financial support to the school, enabling us to fund projects which would otherwise not be possible.

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From The Principal