Immanuel Primary is an Early Learning Centre – Year 6 Co-educational School of the Lutheran Church of Australia located on the same campus as Immanuel College. The programs and facilities offer students an exceptional range of options as they pursue the ELC to Year 12 educational journey.
We believe that what happens in the primary years both at home and at school creates the vital foundation upon which children’s lives are built.
The analogy of strong foundations in all aspects of life, (spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical) provides a very clear vision for teachers and parents alike.
The logo adopted is that of the Immanuel Campus. Immanuel means ‘God is with us’. The Cross represents our salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit sent to help us on our journey towards ‘Further Beyond’ (‘Plus Ultra’).
The long tradition of Lutheran schooling has been part of this country’s history. Lutherans have operated schools in Australia since 1839. Currently there are 85 Lutheran schools located in every state and territory of Australia except the ACT. The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) operates early childhood centres as well.
Immanuel Primary School was established in 1970 as the first Lutheran primary school in the western suburbs of Adelaide. It was formed by a number of Lutheran congregations as a 3 teacher school on the site of Immanuel College. Mr Garry Matuschka was the pioneering Principal and the school commenced with 76 students in a weatherboard classroom at the rear of the College grounds.
A permanent structure was completed in 1970 on the current site of the school and over the past 47 years has grown considerably in its facilities as well as enrolments. At present Immanuel’s Primary School’s enrolment (ELC – Year 6) has reached approximately 640 students. There are 3 class groups in year levels from Reception to Year 6. The Early Learning Centre, opened in 2011, is managed by the primary school. It caters for 80 children.