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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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.
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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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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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