Welcome to Ivanhoe Primary School

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Here at Ivanhoe Primary School, we take pride in our long standing tradition of delivering top-notch education for over 150 years. Our commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of our programs and initiatives.

Central to our success is the invaluable partnership between our school and families. We believe that by working closely together, we can ensure that each student receives the support and guidance they need to thrive academically and personally.

Our school community is characterised by its unwavering support and enthusiasm. We are fortunate to have the backing of a dedicated community that shares our vision for educational excellence. Together, we strive to cultivate a sense of belonging and support for one another, as well as for our local businesses.

As you navigate through our website, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything specific you're looking for. We're here to assist you in any way we can.

We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you into our vibrant community and to embark on a journey of learning and growth together.

If you have four minutes go with the Foundation students in the video below to see what is important to them.

Please click here to find copies of all of our "Inside Ivanhoe" Newsletters or here for our "Inside Ivanhoe Online" Click this link for back issues on the "Inside Ivanhoe" Online

The Department’s latest advice on coronavirus can be found at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Once again, welcome to Ivanhoe Primary School.

Mark Kent


During the ordinary course of your child’s attendance at our school, school staff will collect your child’s personal and health information when necessary to educate your child, or to support your child’s social and emotional wellbeing or health in the school context. Such information will also be collected when required to fulfil a legal obligation, including duty of care, anti-discrimination law and occupational health and safety law. If that information is not collected, the school may be unable to provide optimal education or support to your child, or fulfil those legal obligations. The following is a link to the 2024

Our school collects and uses student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy and the Schools’ Privacy Collection Notice.

Our Photographing, Filming and Recording Students Policy, click here, describes how we collect and use photographs, video and recordings of students. The policy also explains when parent consent is required and how it can be provided and withdrawn. 

We ask parents to also review the guidance we provide on how we use Microsoft 365 safely at the school and what parents can do to further protect their child’s information. If after reviewing the guidance, you have any questions or concerns regarding your child using [Microsoft 365, please contact the school.

For more information about privacy, refer to: Schools’ Privacy Policy — information for parents. This information is also available in ten community languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Dari
  • Gujarati
  • Mandarin
  • Somali
  • Sudanese
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

School History

Ivanhoe Primary School has a rich history dating back to 1853 with William Wood as Headmaster of 55 pupils in a timber building on the corner of Waterdale Rd and Upper Heidelberg Road.

Read more: School History

Student Wellbeing

At Ivanhoe Primary School student wellbeing is one of our highest priorities. We promote a culture that is firm about unacceptable behaviour, promotes positive peer relationships and develops social competencies.

Read more: Student Wellbeing


Principal: Mark Kent

Assistant Principal: Pam Wright

Lead Teacher student data and achievement: Steven O'Callaghan

Learning Specialist Literacy: Chrissy Temple

Learning Specialist Numeracy: Sue Kelly

Read more: Leadership

Child Safe

IPS commitment to child safety


Ivanhoe Primary is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

Ivanhoe Primary has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Ivanhoe Primary is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Read more: Child Safe

Upcoming Events

28 Jun 2024
Term 2 ends
01 Jul 2024
Leapkids popular holiday programs at Ivanhoe Primary School.
15 Jul 2024
Term 3 begins

From The Principal