Welcome to Ivanhoe Primary School

kentmI 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 160 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. You can see the amazing support we enjoy by looking at our Sponsors page!

As Principal I am available to assist both you and your child with any questions you may have.

Once again, welcome to Ivanhoe Primary School.

Mark Kent
Principal

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.

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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.

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Leadership

Principal: Mark Kent

Assistant Principal: Sue Jones

Lead Teacher engagement: Heather Sierak

Lead Teacher student achievement: Steven O'Callaghan

Lead Teacher wellbeing: Lucy Garzarella

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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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From The Principal