Welcome to Ivanhoe Primary School

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I would like to extend a warm welcome to our school. My name is Mark Kent and I am the Principal of Ivanhoe Primary School.

Thank you for visiting our school’s webpage. I hope you find what you are looking for and gain some insights into our wonderful school community. Let us know if there is something you cannot find here and we will do our best to help you out.

Ivanhoe Primary School has provided the local community with a high quality education program for over 150 years. We value the assistance families can provide in ensuring our school continues to maintain the highest possible standard for each and every one of our students. A feature of the school is the strong home-school partnership which contributes to the high level of student achievement and ensures the provision of a quality educational program for our children.
We are fortunate to be part of a community which enthusiastically supports our school and we encourage activities which foster a sense of belonging in our local community and support for our local businesses.

While COVID-19 restrictions keep families from visiting schools for the purpose of enrolment. Ivanhoe Primary School intends to publish several brief video introductions to the school. In the above instalment, Mark Kent, the Principal introduces the school. Subsequent videos will introduce students and teachers as well as provide insight into specific curriculum programs. If IPS is your local school, please feel free to contact us by the phone number or email presented in the video to arrange a virtual tour.

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

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

It is important that we work together and support each other during this challenging time. 

Once again, welcome to Ivanhoe Primary School.

Mark Kent
Principal

2020 IVANHOE PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIVACY INFORMATION UPDATE

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

The Department of Education and Training (which includes all Victorian government schools, central and regional offices) values the privacy of every person and is committed to protecting information that schools collect. Here is a link to the to the Department’s Schools’ Privacy Policy

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

Leadership

Principal: Mark Kent

Assistant Principal: Pam Wright

Lead Teacher student achievement: Steven O'Callaghan

Learning Specialist Literacy: Chrissy Temple

Learning Specialist Wellbeing: Lucy Garzarella

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

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Upcoming Events

14 Dec 2020 07:00PM
Evening Prep Information/School Readiness Session
15 Dec 2020 09:10AM
Transition Orientation Session 3 (MEET THE TEACHER for 2021)
18 Dec 2020
Term 4 ends