November 2018

Small Change Tins Make a Huge Difference

We were very excited to welcome a team from the Childhood Cancer Association (CCA) to our Assembly at the end of Term 4. In attendance was Kath O’Loughlin (CEO), Ed Sach (Young Ambassador for CCA) and everyone’s favourite dog Elliot. The students enjoyed hearing about how CCA had supported Ed and his family during his fight against cancer. The CCA team were extremely grateful and thrilled to hear about our fundraising efforts for CCA. A huge thank you to every Immanuel family for contributing to this charity by putting small change in the CCA tins in your homes this year. CCA is an amazing organisation who supports families with children fighting cancer. Your efforts raised $8,500!

Bec Clements – Principal

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Double Delight for York

On Friday 23rd November saw our Yr 2 and 3 swimmers gather in the Immanuel Swim Centre for the Junior Primary Swim Carnival. A culmination of 2 weeks of swim lessons where our students grew more confident in the water, developed their strokes, and improved their skills under the tutelage of the iSwim staff.

Novelty events, such as the Boogie Board, Noodle, and Rings race were a great way for our students to have a little fun while also working together as a team. The Beachball race was new to our program and provided much laughter from our competitors. Completing the afternoon with the infamous boat race is always great to watch as we see these inflatable devices go sideways, backwards, and sometimes tip over as our swimmers soon learn that teamwork provides the essence of a successful boating trip! Well done to many students who stepped in and swum events when others were unable to.

It was a joy to watch our students swim freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke in their races with stroke technique a highlight from all individuals. In the pool Kyle Chalmers developed as the world’s fastest male swimmer, we may have seen the next Kyle or Campbell sister as our Yr 2 and 3’s motored down the pool in record time. Exceptional swimming from all!

In a hotly contested finish, it was the mighty York who defended their 2017 JP Swimming Carnival triumph and collected the trophy yet again sending the already loud crowd into a deafening chorus of cheers and ecstasy.

Well done to our Yr 2/3 students who flourished throughout the last 2 weeks in the pool and were able to bring what they’d learnt to the Carnival, committing themselves to their team, and having the courage and confidence to give an event a go and earn valuable points for their team.

Michael Fouyaxis – PE Coordinator

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So Impressed by their Dedication

The Orchestral and Instrumental Evening was held in Term 4 in the Auditorium. Showcasing their efforts were Soh Sharp Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Junior Strings, Cello Ensemble, Flute Duo, Fah Out Jazz Band, and Soloists. The warm appreciative audience were able to see the coming together of all the hours of practice that goes into learning an instrument and rehearsing together.

Many parents and friends were impressed by the dedication, and musicality that was demonstrated in all ensembles. All soloists entertained and demonstrated their commitment to practice and their development of skills as musicians.

It was wonderful to see so many students displaying the attitudes of respect, creativity, co-operation, confidence, commitment and appreciation.

It is wonderful to be part of Performing Arts at Immanuel Primary School and to work with so many happy, excited students, sharing their love of learning with each other and their audience.

Mrs Cathy Travaglione – Performing Arts Team

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Hearts of Gold, Generous Spirits

The theme of ‘Generous Spirits and Hearts of Gold’ was most certainly evident at the 2018 Gala Ball with many parents, staff and the wider community showing support of the school through their attendance, generous donations and ongoing service.

Mark Bickley entertained the lively crowd as our MC for the evening and past parent Paul McGrath led a spirited Major Auction with the support of Michael Fouyaxis. Past student Simela Petridis one of Adelaide’s prominent entertainers provided a great band, which encouraged all to get onto the dance floor. The extended dance time was enjoyed by all.

Tributes were presented to the late Robert Foord, who over many years had been a very generous supporter of the school, and retired Principal, Mr Robert Hoff and his wife Mrs Sandra Hoff, acknowledging their contribution to Immanuel.

I join with many others in congratulating the ambitious P & F Association for providing us with such a memorable and fun night. Parents both new to the event and those who have attended for years commented on the stunning room with a view and the professional organisation and the enthusiastic team of Parents and Friends members. Thank you for working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the event was a success.

Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way for your generous spirits and hearts of gold. We look forward to putting the money towards providing resources for all students to enhance their learning in the new Arts and Design Studio.

How blessed the school is to have such generosity.

A phenomenal effort!

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Year 6 Students use their Voices to Campaign, Innovate and Invent

The Central Idea for the IPS Exhibition was, “People use their passion and expertise to make a positive difference.”

For 7 weeks in Term 3 & 4, the students have been inquiring into the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. They spent time really thinking about what they were passionate about and then selected a Goal to inquire deeply into. Students worked in collaborative teams and drove their own inquiries. Throughout their inquiry students demonstrated many skills including communication, time management, questioning and reflecting.

The culmination of this process was the sharing of their learning at exhibits in November. Our Year 6 students were quite simply outstanding as they advocated and shared their new understandings and passion for change with students, staff, families and the wider community. Visitors to the exhibits commented on how knowledgeable, articulate and passionate the students were about their inquiries. We are very proud of each and every student and hope that they continue to push for what they believe in.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the students throughout this process.

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