Ivanhoe Primary has a School House system with our 'Houses' named after significant people from our area.

School Houses help to:

  • Develop interpersonal skills and team building
  • Encourage participation and 'having a go'
  • Engage students by providing leadership opportunities
  • Assist transition across the school
  • Further create a sense of belonging and tradition

All students and staff are allocated to a House for their years at Ivanhoe Primary and through various school activities they have the opportunity to earn (or lose!) points for their House.  Family members are allocated to the same house.

During the school day students may be awarded points for their house based on their achievements or good deeds.  Each classroom maintains a tally and once a fortnight the Grade 6 House Captains collate the results to determine the winning House for that period.

See below for more information about our House Patrons.

School Houses

  • Red House - McCubbin +

    Frederick McCubbin was an Australian painter and art teacher. He was born in Melbourne on the 25th February 1855. When he was 14 he joined the family bakery business and was later apprenticed to a coach-painter. In 1869, McCubbin enrolled at the Artisans' School of Design, Carlton, and later studied drawing under Thomas Clark at the School Of Design, National Gallery of Victoria. He sold his first painting in 1880 and over the next few
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  • Blue House - Conder +

    Charles Edward Conder, or K as he was known to his friends, was born on the 24th October 1868 in London. He spent several years as a young child in India before the death of his mother in 1873 when he was sent back to England and attended a number of schools. He left school at the age of 15 when his very religious, non-artistic father, who was against Charles’s natural artistic inclinations, decided that
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  • Green House - Ibbott +

    Nellie Grace Ibbott (1889-1970), was born at Leyton, Essex, England, she was the daughter of John Charles Pugh, printing machine manager, and Ellen Beatrice. She then married Alfred Thomas Ibbott, a piano-maker, in 1914. Nellie and Alfred lived happily together without children. They both moved to Australia in 1923. In 1928 Nellie participated in her first election to fill a vacancy in the Ivanhoe Riding of the Heidelberg Shire Council, she narrowly defeated her male
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  • Yellow House - Sutherland +

    Jane Sutherland (1853-1928), painter and teacher, was born on 26 December 1853 in New York, eldest daughter of George Sutherland, woodcarver, and his wife Jane, née Smith, both Scottish born. The family arrived in Sydney in 1864 and moved to Melbourne in 1870 where George became a drawing instructor with the Department of Education and exhibited with the Victorian Academy of Arts (1875-78). He was joined by his brothers, Alexander and John, and the Sutherlands
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