News

November update

Dear school community,

Congratulations to Maya Cotton who achieved outstanding results in English for the ICAS global assessment.

On Saturday, Maya, along with her family and Mrs Morrison attended an award ceremony at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre celebrating the achievements of all Victorian students. How exciting! Well done Maya.

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From the Principal

Dear school community,

Congratulations to staff and students on what I heard was an exceptional International Day. A celebration of diversity and inclusion - thank you to all those behind the scenes who worked so hard to make International Day a fabulous event and to everyone who got into the spirit of the day.

Ms Jones and I spent the day, with other school leadership teams, looking at school data from student engagement and wellbeing to student achievement and best practice teaching and I am pleased to report that IPS is tracking very well indeed. This also supports many of the findings emerging from our school review process.

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From the Principal

Dear school community,

Ivanhoe Primary School is a community where exciting things are going on all the time. Sometimes evident and obvious and other times seemingly behind the scenes. Here's a snapshot update of a couple of things you may or may not be aware of.

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From the Principal

Dear IPS Community,

The School Review - The importance and power of feedback.

Feedback is a powerful influence on learning. As teachers and / or parents we know that the impact of our feedback can be positive or negative depending on how we approach it. Sometimes challenging, sometimes affirming, timely feedback is paramount to improvement. Of course there is high-level feedback and low level feedback. For example praise simply for performance does not in itself increase learning or lead to improvement however feedback that addresses questions like where am I going? How am I going? And where to next? This is more meaningful and far more likely to lead to progress and illicit positive outcomes.

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Archibald Prize

Foundation Class demonstrating “Peoples Choice Voting”

I was fortunate enough to be in the multipurpose room taking some footage of the Year 5 and year 6 Archibald entries when one of the foundation classes arrived to examine the artworks and vote. Here’s the way they went about it. They certainly took their role very seriously.

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