Dear school community,

Congratulations to Maya Cotton who achieved outstanding results in English for the ICAS global assessment.

On Saturday, Maya, along with her family and Mrs Morrison attended an award ceremony at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre celebrating the achievements of all Victorian students. How exciting! Well done Maya.

On Wednesday 30th we held the final School Review Panel. Forums of teachers and students explored a variety of topics relating to school improvement. A report will be compiled by the reviewer and this will form the building blocks of our planning in 2017.

Thursday 1st of December is our Night of Democracy where our senior students demonstrate their understandings of the politics of the world around us.

On Friday 2nd December it’s Innovation Day from 9am to 11am and we are inviting families, friends and other members of the school community to come along and see how the students have used innovation in their own learning. The Makers’ Space is located in the Innovation Centre (previously the Multipurpose Room), and is an event that will start and end the day’s Innovation Trail. This is a space where students from Grades 5 and 6 will be demonstrating some basic robotics and coding. You will have the opportunity to play games with the students and test out your own Digi Tech skills. You also get to see how games come to life as students will show you how they are made.

Here is the list of Innovation with some catchy titles that you can visit on the Innovation Trail!

  • Foundation: Creativity Catchers
  • Grade 3: Let’s Celebrate
  • Grade 5: History Makers
  • Art: Digital Artists
  • Music: Music Explorers
  • The Makers

On Monday 5th December is our Foundation Information Evening where our Foundation Teachers will address 2017 Foundation parents and our PFA will help set the scene for our new families.

On Thursday 8th December 7pm at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar the Ivanhoe Primary School Strings Concert is celebrating 20 years of music making. In advance of this I’d like to extend the IPS community’s thanks to Liz Bonetti and her dedicated staff for their commitment to the program which means so much our school.

Keeping our school environment clean is everyone’s responsibility. Ms Long and Sainu were walking behind the two storey portables and could not believe the rubbish. Without being asked Sainu said “I’ll take care of all of it” and promptly picked up over thirty pieces of rubbish. Go Sainu! Thank you.

IPS Values: Confidence, Independence, Persistence, Resilience, Respect

Have a fabulous day.
Mark Kent