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.

Can we join IPS?

Student intake is a difficult and sometimes emotional topic for all schools to manage.  To help you understand our process here are some facts (things we cannot change) and guidelines:

  • Our school has an enrolment ceiling (maximum) based on our size / facilities.
  • Our school has a defined catchment area where we must accept enrolments (as we are the closest Government Primary School in a "straight-line" to residents in the catchment area).
  • Our school has to manage student intake within our ceiling which may include denying enrolment to students from outside our catchment area.

To determine the closest government school to your residential address you can use the same tool we do via the Closest School - Maps (Street Directory) .Just put in your address and click on schools, if Ivanhoe primary is the closest to your address then you are in our catchment area.  If not you should apply to the school which is listed as your closest.

Enrolments at Ivanhoe Primary are high and close to our ceiling, resulting in the following general guidelines the school considers when reviewing enrolment requests from outside our catchment area:

  • International fee paying students are not accepted
  • We first process catchment area enrolments and then consider the overall class sizes to determine if enrolments will be accepted from outside the catchment area
  • Priority may be given where siblings are already enrolled at the school

School Tours

If you'd like to take a tour of the school, who better to give you the honest inside word than our students themselves.  A tool of the school can be organised at any time with one of our Junior School Councillors (students) or with our Principal.  Just contact the office and we'll arrange a time.

Education Week Open Day

Education Week is from 21/05/18 - 25/0518

Open Day (Morning) is on May 23rd from 9.30am to 11am..

How to Enrol

Foundation enrolments for 2019 open on April 24, 2018 (for children who will be 5 by April 30 in the enrolment year).

Enrolment for 2020 will open in April of 2019.

Enrolrolment forms will be available from April 18th on the school website.

Requirements for enrolment:

  • Your child must be 5 or older by April 30 in the enrolment year
  • Check to see if IPS is your closest government school (see links)
  • You need to complete & lodge the Enrolment Form with the school 
  • We will need a copy of your child's birth and immunisation certificates (must be received prior to the start of the school year)
  • If transferring from another school please bring educational information such as school reports, assessment information and any other relevant files from your previous school

Any changes in enrolment information should be reported to the office as soon as possible, especially Emergency Contacts, Change of Address / Contact Details, etc.

School Handbook


From The Principal