School News

Book Week at IPS

Our Auditorium was buzzing with excitement on Monday. We kicked off Book Week celebrations with a whole school parade.  Students and staff were able to dress up as their favourite book and story characters. There were a range of creative costumes on display.  It was such a fun time with the whole school involved and a great way to promote reading and literature for Book Week.

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Year 2 Musical – ‘Once Upon a Lily Pad’

Congratulations to the staff and Year 2 students involved in the outstanding and highly entertaining ‘Once Upon a Lily Pad’.  Together we can celebrate that our students so capably applied their Performing Arts knowledge, skills and dispositions throughout the production. Musicals don’t happen unless there is a community of parents who support through costumes, makeup, set design and general organisational tasks. We truly appreciate that so many parents put their hand up to be involved.

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Serving our Elderly Community

On a  Friday in August the Auditorium was filled with Senior Citizens from across the school community, the local area and even the other side of the city. Seniors from Fullarton Lutheran Homes, Seasiders’ Day Respite Program, Camden Community Centre, Athelstone Friendship Club and grandparents from the Immanuel Primary School community gathered to be entertained by the IPS Orchestra, Soh Sharp and Ray of Sunshine choirs, Year 3 Recorder group,vocal ensembles and solo acts.

Our visitors were greeted and served refreshments by our Year 6 Leadership Team who also chatted with them prior to the beginning of the concert. Once the ‘Young At Heart’ concert began the audience were treated to enthusiastic and heartfelt performances. It was lovely to hear the keen response from audience members throughout and after the performance and many of the groups look forward to attending each year. How beautiful that our students are able to bring such joy and entertainment to those in the community.  A great time was had by all and we look forward to once again being able to serve in 2020.

Special thanks to Peter Habib and Cathy Travaglione for preparing the students for this exceptional concert. A great way for us to serve our community.

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Grandparents’ and Special Friends Day 2019

Grandparents and Special Friends Day was filled with laughter, appreciation, love and pure joy. It was a memorable day for our students and their visitors and for many of our students, it will be one of the highlights of the year. Grandparents’ and Special Friends Day is a chance for our students and the community to thank the grandparents and special friends for their ongoing love, care and support.

Our visitors began the day with a special welcome and concert held in the Immanuel College Chapel. Some of our Year 6 Student Leaders shared a message on ‘What makes Immanuel Special.’ This was followed by our orchestra and choirs entertaining the large audience and showcasing their outstanding talents.

Special time was then spent in the classrooms and there was definitely lots of excitement and joy as students shared their learning with loved ones. It was beautiful witnessing the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren.

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped throughout the day with morning and afternoon tea.  Thank you to all who contributed to the Year 6 Cake Stall and the Raffle. Your generous contributions will support the work of Australian Lutheran World Service, Childhood Cancer Association and our school Nature Play projects.

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Kami City (Japan) and Immanuel Primary School Partnership in Action

We welcomed 12 students and 4 staff from Kami City to Immanuel Primary school. The students were so happy to arrive after 24 hours of travelling from their home city. Our 11 host families and our visitors enjoyed a beautiful afternoon tea before heading to their new home to settle in.

The accompanying staff  Kae Tamura Supervisor at Kami City Board of Education, Yosei Momota PYP Coordinator and teacher at Omiya Elementary School, Dwaine Simms Assistant language teacher for Omiya Primary School and Satoko Morita English teacher at Kami City Educational Research Centre will spend time engaging with our staff and observing lessons.

How blessed we are to have this wonderful cultural experience.

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Cygnet Victorious in Senior Primary Sports Carnival

On March 21st, on a most splendid and glorious morning for competition, the immaculately looking College Oval was a sea of Yellow York, Cygnet Green, Pirie Blue and Rapid Red in preparation for our 2019 Senior Primary Sports Day. Credit to our Year 6 House Captains who led the House Chants as each group pushed hard to outdo the other. Team spirit and enthusiasm was on a high as the heats of the 100 and 200 metre races got underway, with many happy to ‘give it a go’ in order to gain valuable points for their House.

On a perfect afternoon for field events, students made their way to Meier Oval to compete in High Jump, Long Jump, Discus and Shot Put. It was here where the true sporting nature of Immanuel students shone. Not only were they supportive and encouraging of their own House-mates but showed genuine excitement when anyone else jumped higher or threw further. This created a wonderful atmosphere and a positive feeling in the air.

When the scores were indeed counted, it was with great excitement that Mrs Clements (Principal)  announced Cygnet as the 2019 Senior Primary Sports Day Champions.

Final Scores

Cygnet 1907

Rapid 1505

Pirie 1500

York 1487

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A Significant Ceremony for our Year 6 Students

A very special ceremony evening to celebrate the End of Primary Schooling for our 84 Year 6 students. It was an evening of special significance. A night where we took time to stop, reflect, celebrate and  farewell.

An emotional yet uplifting ceremony as we shared the learning journey of these remarkable students over the past 8 years. Many of these students were the inaugural students of the Early Learning Centre that opened in 2011. No one else will ever hold this honour. A beautiful pictorial video shared so much of what our students had achieved celebrating each student’s talents.

Their teachers Mr Nathan Berry, Mrs Holly Fouyaxis and Mrs Kristy Williams (and Mrs Emma Brooks Term 4) also shared how much they have enjoyed working with and getting to know each student and the manner in which they embraced school life.

We congratulate our leaving Year 6 students who have shown themselves to be exemplary leaders, wonderful and caring role models to their buddies and younger students, passionate advocates for many causes close to their hearts and students with a genuine servant heart. We will certainly miss their unique personalities and they way they have demonstrated the school values of Respect, Flourish and Serve.

During the evening our students thanked their parents for all their support and encouragement over their years at Immanuel with a personal letter, for it is this partnership between home and school that enable our students to thrive.

In their personal reflections they wrote about how much being a student at Immanuel meant to them and how much they will miss their friends, the staff and this community.

So on behalf of the school community I want to thank each of them for their contribution to life at IPS.  So many brought positive attitudes to school with a bright and happy smile each day.

God has great plans for you and your life.  You can go forward next year into Year 7 with great confidence.  You have the foundations for life and the promise and assurance from God when he says ‘I am with you.  Do not be afraid.  I have plans for you to give you a future and hope’.

Margie Whitbread – Assistant Principal

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Carols under the Stars


Friday 7th December night brought Christmas joy into our hearts as we saw many singers and dancers brilliantly perform at the Christmas Under the Stars Concert. We were so blessed in having a team led by Performing Arts Coordinator Mr Peter Habib and Mrs Cathy Travaglione supported so well by Kathryn Altmann (Decibelles Conductor ), Matt Kelly (Sound & Lighting), Naomi Berry ( Dance Choreographer), Brett Humphreys (Compere), Margie Whitbread (Assistant Principal – Administration) and the talented Staff Worship band.

 

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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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