December 3rd – International Day of People with Disabilities
Everyone should feel included, safe, and accepted in their community. International Day of People with Disabilities shines a light on this focus. In Australia, there are over 4 million people with a disability and many more that are not recognised. Disabilities come in all forms and affect individuals in a myriad of ways. Ivanhoe East Primary feels very strongly about bringing equity, respect, and acceptance to all those who walk through our gates. On this date, we reflect on how we are creating a more inclusive and safer environment for those with disabilities, while simultaneously thinking about where to next. IEPS is proud of the work we do to ensure every one of our students is supported socially, emotionally, and academically.
2023 IEPS Sounds of Summer (Tomorrow night)
Tomorrow Thursday, November 30th
WEATHER: 18 degrees with a strong chance of NO rain during performances
TIMES: Entry opens at 5:00 PM, with performances running from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
ENTRY: Please show your confirmation notification from Try booking when entering. Ivanhoe East Primary School Oval, accessible through the double gates on Warncliffe Rd and Robinhood Rd
MAP: Get in early for the best seats either in the picnic area or on the seats provided. We encourage you to bring picnic rugs as even though the forecast is clear the ground may still be damp from rain today and tomorrow morning
Come, join us, and let the rhythm of 'Sounds of Summer' serenade you!✨
2024 Parent Payment Contributions
Ivanhoe East Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning and we would like to give an update on Ivanhoe East Primary School’s voluntary financial contributions for 2024.
To provide educational programs of a ‘higher’ standard and quality expected by our community, we require funds to support this. We use voluntary contributions from families to support us in providing better quality materials, equipment, resources, enhanced programs, and opportunities beyond the standard Victorian curriculum.
To date, we have been most fortunate that our school community values the high standard of resourcing that payment of these contributions provides and has willingly contributed.
The ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students. We want to thank you for all your support, this has made a huge difference to our school and the resources/programs we can offer such as:-
High-quality literacy and numeracy resources both hands-on and digital that enhance our pedagogical approach in teaching to each student's point of need.
High-quality Assessment and Data analysis tools that allow for timely feedback and inform our practice to meet the needs of each student.
Providing unique opportunities for our students through Musical performances, Art Shows, Physical Educational opportunities and resources, Environmental Clubs, and well-resourced high-quality specialist programs.
School Nurses that equate to a full-time equivalent Nurse on-site.
Supporting our School Wide Positive Behaviour Framework through Social and emotional tracking tools and resources.
Technology through iPads and Laptops which are available for all students.
Well maintained Grounds and Buildings.
Well resourced and staffed Library.
All stationery required by your child throughout the year. This will be delivered to the school. No further book pack items will be required to be purchased.
Further information on Parent contributions will come out next week via the bulletin and Compass. This will include an itemised list of curriculum, non-curriculum, and extra curricular contributions. Please note that we won’t be accepting contributions until January 1st 2024, and a reminder will be sent to all parents at this time.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
LOTE at IEPS in 2024 (Applicable to all 2024 IEPS families)
Our current Mandarin teacher, Astrid Tao has been successful in a recruitment process for a high school for 2024. Therefore, we asked our community to vote on the language they would like in 2024.
We will be conducting a recruitment process to find a suitable candidate for French, however if this is unsuccessful, we will continue with Mandarin until we find a suitable applicant to start French at IEPS.
Should you wish to view upcoming events for your child you are able to do so easily by viewing the calendar icon on Compass. There is the option to view all events or you can choose to view by selecting a student. There is also an option of viewing the calendar by day or week view. If you haven't already used this function, it might be worth taking a look at it as it is a very helpful tool.
Seesaw Survey Reflection
Thank you to those of you who completed our Seesaw Survey Reflection. Some notable data points include:
- 75% of respondents noted that they engage with Seesaw on a weekly or fortnightly basis
- 89% agreed that a weekly post was appropriate
- 93% stated that Seesaw helped them feel connected to their child’s learning
This information will help guide us into 2024. We will be taking this feedback and using it to enhance the use of Seesaw and continue to utilise its capabilities as a digital portfolio for students and to help connect families into the classroom.
Market Day Reflection
On the 24th of November the students of IEPS participated in a Market Day as a fundraiser for the whole school. After weeks of studying ‘Business and Economics’, the Year 5s & 6s were challenged to create a business, prepare stalls, games and prizes and market their businesses with flyers and tv commercials.
The Year 5s and 6s pulled off an amazing day for the whole school community to enjoy. In doing so the stalls and games of the Year 5 and 6 students raised $4010 for the school. This money will be going towards improving the school grounds.
Thank you to anyone who purchased tickets, and we hope everyone enjoyed the day as the Year 5s and 6s worked extremely hard across the term to make this day a success. Congratulations to the winners of the raffle prizes and well done to Leo from 2A for winning the grand prize of two Hoyts Movie Vouchers.
House Spirit Event
On Friday 1st December the house captains have organised a whole-school house activity and an additional activity to say thank you to the year 6s for their contribution to their respective houses this year.
There will be:
A whole-school house picnic lunch (students are to bring their own lunch) that will run from 1:15-1:40 pm.
Each house will be sitting at an allocated area and eat their lunch together.
In session 5, the year 6s will compete in a house dodgeball competition.
This has been organised by the year 5 and 6 house captains.
Students are strongly encouraged to wear their house-colours on the day.
Kmart Wishing Tree
This term, the PAG representatives decided to choose a fundraiser that meant that other kids their age would not go without a Christmas time. They have chosen The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal.
The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal aims to create a brighter Christmas for Aussies experiencing hardship or crisis, through the delivery of gifts to those in need nationwide, including communities impacted by the cost of living. This fundraiser will run from Monday 20th of November until Wednesday the 13th of December. Some suggested gifts you can choose from:
Everyday essentials for all ages, such as socks, bed linen and bath towels
There will be a Christmas tree set up in the year 6 space where you can bring your unwrapped presents and place them under the tree either before school 8:45-8:55am or after school 3:30-3:40pm.
Expression of Interest for Extra Curricular Activities in 2024 (Closes this Friday)
At Kids Unlimited, they connect passionate experts with Primary Schools. They partner with hundreds of schools to better meet the needs of parent and student communities by offering engaging Extracurricular programs. The PDF below is an information sheet with an expression of interest form for Year 1-6 IEPS students in 2024 for Chess, Robotics, Dance and/or Drama. I ask if your child is interested in either of the following you complete this EOI at your earliest convenience.
Procedure for Collecting Students During School Hours
On the back of a recent bulletin post, please find below a flowchart for our new and improved system of collecting students during school hours.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this and we hope this will lead to a timelier and more efficient process for parents and less of a load on our front office as well as not impact teaching time. I also ask that while we are transitioning to this new procedure you please remain respectful to our admin staff.
Assemblies Term 4
This term we will be continuing with fortnightly on-site assemblies, with the alternating week being an IEPS news episode. Below are the dates for our on-site assemblies;-
· Friday 1st of December
· Friday 15th of December (Final assembly of the year)
Furthermore, we have changed our student of the week process. We will be moving to a student of the fortnight where at least 1 student will be awarded with a ‘student of the week,’ recognition at assembly. At the conclusion of assembly those students will be invited to come up to the front of the gymnasium to get a group photo with Mr Boyle, which will be placed into the following bulletin, parents are also welcome to come up the front to take this photo as well.
A reminder that we now have a community Instagram account, this account is used to connect with our wider community, promote school events and give an insight into our facilities, incursions, excursions, and all of the wonderful teaching & learning that is happening at IEPS. You can follow our movements by networking with us @ivanhoeeastprimaryschool on Instagram.
(Please refer to 'Canteen' listed under the 'Our School' heading on the IEPS website to find the 'My School Connect' link)
The cut off time for ordering online has changed to 9:00am.
To prevent disappointment at lunchtime please keep checking: • that you have the correct date for the lunch order • that you check out and pay or your order will not be received by the canteen.
Look out for the Green Thumbs up and a confirmation e-mail
***STUDENTS PURCHASING FROM THE SCHOOL CANTEEN USING CASH***
To avoid disappointment, please do not send your child to school with large notes (over $5) to purchase items from the canteen, as we do not have the change to give them. Also, please ensure your coins are Australian monetary coins and not of international currency.
We are in urgent need of volunteers in the Canteen. If you are able to spare a few hours it would be appreciated. Please follow the link below for the Canteen Roster.
Please place your name in the relevant time and day/date on the roster if you would like to Volunteer.