Welcome to Isabella Plains Early Childhood School

Learning and development through collaboration

Our mission

To provide high quality care and education for children from birth to year 2 and their families within a collaborative and integrated service.

Isabell a Plains Early Childhood School

Our values

  • All children are unique
  • Children are capable and competent
  • Children are at the centre of all we do
  • Children learn through doing
  • Productive partnerships between home and school are essential
  • Staff employ best practice in Early Years Learning
  • Staff are members of a collaborative team providing care and education

Call us on 6142 3777 or visit us on Ellerston Avenue in Isabella Plains

Latest News

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Enrolment Reminder

Posted on 16 May 2017


Posted on 12 May 2017

  • The Australian Government announced on 2 May 2017 their proposal for the future funding arrangements for schools across the country. This is a commitment to a sector blind, consistent, needs based funding model adding resources to deliver what students need.

  • We are still analysing the detail, however the headline figure for the ACT shows an increase of $150.4 million over 10 years, which equates to an increase of 52%. We are still unpacking what this means for our school and we know that this figure is inclusive of projected enrolment growth.

  • Funding for government schools in the ACT will grow at an average of 5.8 per cent per student each year, with non government schools reducing at 0.8 per cent.

  • The announcement also includes the recommendation for Mr David Gonski to review the distribution of funding. The ACT is well progressed in this space.

  • The Australian Government has also now announced its commitment to a further $428 million to continue Commonwealth support for preschool throughout 2018. This means that the 15 hours per week, or 600 hours a year access will remain available.


    If you would like more information the links below will take you to factsheets provided by the Department of Education and Training.

New fairer school funding from 2018

The Case for Change

Commonwealth and state responsibilities for school funding

Funding will be tied to reforms

A fairer transition to the new model

Fairer funding for Students with Disability

Supporting students in regional and remote schools

Supporting Indigenous students

Additional funding for the Northern Territory

Expanded capital investment program for non-government schools

Non-government reform support

Budget 2017-18 - preschool factsheet

Minister's Student Congress

Posted on 12 May 2017

On Friday 5 May two of our students represented IPECS at the Minster’s Congress to discuss the Future of Education.  The children were asked to share their views on what makes a great school and a great education. 

The key messages coming from the congress about what makes a great education were great teacher/student relationships, creativity and choice, different levels of work that meets student’s needs, students who love the subjects they are learning, positive learning environments, personalised learning, equity versus equality, great student support , people who encourage students, resources, student voice in learning and equal opportunities.  Our two student representatives will now get feedback from a variety of students about what helps you do well at school, what subjects/areas of school do you do well in and how do you know and do you feel included in all parts of your education? Why? Why not? This feedback will be shared at the next Minister’s Congress meeting in June.



Mother's Day Breakfast

Posted on 04 May 2017

2018 Preschool Information

Posted on 07 Apr 2017

  • Friday 28 April
  • 10 am to 10:45 am
  • Contact: 6142 3777

Info Session