Parent Teacher Meetings
We are holding the parent teacher meetings on Thursday the 10th of September in teachers’ WebEx meeting rooms. These meetings provide an opportunity for teachers and parents to discuss student progress and set future learning goals. Students are welcome to attend these meetings so that they can contribute to the conversation. Bookings close at 12pm on Wednesday the 9th of September so please ensure that you have made your booking before this time. Please note that there will not be any check ins- check outs, live lessons or small group classes on this day.
Thank you for completing the most recent survey to provide us with feedback which helps us to:
- Understand how the remote learning program is working for you and your family
- Identify how you are keeping your children motivated during remote learning so that we can share this with other families
- Understand how we can support you and your family
- Identify any questions that you would like to ask your child’s teacher at the parent teacher meetings on the 10th of September.
The survey will remain open until Thursday the 3rd of September and can be accessed via this link:
We have been updating our school website and are very excited that we can now share it with you. Thank you to Simone McDonald for designing the icons for key links on the home page and for our school values. You can access the website here:
Please share your feedback by selecting the ‘Bulletin Feedback’ icon at the top of this page.
Ms Katie Butcher will be commencing Family Leave at the end of this week and we wish her all the best as she and Drew await the arrival of their baby. We extend a warm welcome to Ms Nicole Glassenbury who will be 3B’s teacher for the remainder of the year.
Home is Where the Art Is
Thank you to Mr Yoos and the Art Captains for launching the ‘Home is Where the Art Is’ project. Families are encouraged to create an artwork that can be displayed from their house or front yard and submit photos that will be shared at a virtual ‘opening night’ on the 17th of September. Please see the flyer in today’s Bulletin for further information.
Respecting Everyone’s Story
We were recently interviewed by the Asia Education Foundation for an article about how schools incorporate the value of respect into their communities. The article can be accessed here:
Please advise us as soon as possible if you know your child will not be attending Ivanhoe East Primary School next year. This information will assist us with our planning for 2021.
A significant anniversary for St George Peace Memorial Church, and hopefully for your school, falls on Monday 31 August 2020.
The 31st August 2020 marks the 90th anniversary of the first church service in Ivanhoe East State School.
‘When the Rev. Geoffrey Smith, as Vicar of St. James’ Church, Ivanhoe, and Church of England authorities made their decision in 1929 to buy land in East Ivanhoe for the future establishment of a church in the district, the area was semi-rural.
What is now East Ivanhoe, consisted of an area of green paddocks and unmade roads, and Warncliffe Road probably seemed a most unlikely site for the building of a new church. The area bounded by Lower Heidelberg Road, Macarthur Road, the Yarra Boulevard and what is now Keam Street, was then known as Scotchman’s Links, and was often used by local people for a free game of golf.
But Church planners of the day took the lead from the Education Department, which had decided to build a new State School in Warncliffe Road, and it was clearly recognised that this would become the very heart of the future development of the East Ivanhoe district. Thus it was that St. George’s Church in Warncliffe Road, had its origins in the Parish of St James’ Ivanhoe.’ (my emphasis)...
East Ivanhoe Anglicans convened a meeting on 12 December 1929…to form a Committee to arrange for Church Services and Sunday school classes to be held in the new area...
On the completion of the building of the East Ivanhoe State School, St. George’s Committee decided to hold Church services on the school premises once a month (later fortnightly) and Sunday school classes were also to be held there. The first Church Service was held at the School on 31 August 1930 at 11 a.m.'
Skeggs, Bruce. (1979). St Georges Anglican Church East Ivanhoe: A Golden Jubilee History 1929-1979. The Vestry of St. George’s Anglican Church, East Ivanhoe. pp.6-7.
As this anniversary draws narthex unmade roads and semi-rural fields have been replaced by a garden suburb, where the State School and St George’s Anglican Church remain firmly and steadfastly anchored at the heart of East Ivanhoe. In these challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic, which creates uncertainty for so many it would be my hope and prayer that we could celebrate this anniversary of this first church service by reminding our community that the School and Church at the heart of our communal life remain committed to nurturing, nourishing and sustaining children, young people and adults, whatever our background, beliefs or orientations may be so that we may live as a healthy and harmonious community in relationship with one another and committed to serve the common good, which is at the heart at this Commonwealth of Australia.
The Rev'd John Sanderson
St. George’s East Ivanhoe