Co-Curricular

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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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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Artwork brightens school environment

As part of our art inquiry into Sharing the Planet last year the Year 1 students began making a fish sculpture and art work to be displayed around the school. We used recycled timber for the fish shapes. We then used house paint and Posca pens to decorate the fish. We chose fish because fish swim together in a school and at school we work together to learn and grow. Fish were also an important food source for the Kaurna people who are the first custodians of the land Immanuel is built on. Our work is inspired by Aboriginal artist/illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft.

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Immanuel String Recital

Congratulations to all students who performed on Wednesday April 11 at Immanuel Strings Recital 2018, in the Immanuel College Chapel. A warm audience of family and friends attended the College Chapel.

String students from IPS in Years 2 – 6 performed in this delightful setting where musicianship, stage presence and behaviour were all of a very high calibre. It was wonderful to see and hear our students performing in such an accomplished musical style. Congratulations to the IPS Junior Strings and Senior String Ensembles.

Violinist – Eve Hooper Year 6, performed technically challenging left hand pizzicato, double stops with mature musicianship for her very first violin solo. Eve performed the ‘The Boy Paganini’ a grade four piece, with her accompanist, Miss Janice Purdie. A very musical performance, well done Eve!

Cathy Travaglione – Strings Coordinator

 

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Anzac Day – Lest We Forget

The picture below is our school banner to commemorate Anzac Day. It is the merging together of designs made by Year 5 students and decorated/painted by Year 3 students. Our banner shows the themes of service, sacrifice, remembrance, comradeship and veteran welfare.

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Rapid with a Historic Double ‘Swim Carnival and Sports Day’

Senior Primary Sports Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Day is one of the most notable events on the Immanuel school calendar.  Students enthusiasm, willingness to participate in order to receive points for their team, and their determination to go faster, jump higher, and throw further makes this a most memorable day.

Thank you to all involved in Sports Day this year, one of the very best!

Rapid:      1706

Cygnet:    1697

Pirie:        1598

York:        1459

Michael Fouyaxis  – PE Coordinator

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Year 1 & 2 Number Sense Parent Workshop

How exciting to see so many parents engaged and having fun with Maths!  Developing a strong sense of number is a crucial part of children’s mathematical development. We explored how everyday situations, our own ‘Maths Mindset’ and playing various games can be used to support the ‘maths journey’ of our budding, young mathematicians.

 

 

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Narnu Farm – We loved it!

In Term 1 students headed down to Narnu Farm for 2 fun-filled days of camp. They enjoyed numerous activities over the 2 days including animal feeding, hand ploughing, butter making, table tennis, fort play and of course horse riding. Also popular was the Wilderness Survival activity in which the students had to work in groups to design and build a shelter to protect people from the weather. It was great to see the students engaging positively in the activities and trying new things. We are sure that they will remember their time at Narnu Farm for years to come. Well done on a great camp experience, Year 4’s.

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Rapid Wins Senior Primary Swim Carnival

A glorious morning greeted our Year 4 – 6 students as they entered Unley Swim Centre for our Immanuel Swim Carnival this year. The water looked enticing and the colours of red, yellow, blue, and green filled the grounds as well as enthusiastic cheers and uproarious war-cries.

The novelty races were a chance for our teams to build some House camaraderie in a more relaxed and competitively fun environment. The boat races were a highlight, not just for the competitors, but the spectators as well, with boats capsizing, going sideways, backwards, and sometimes nowhere at all. Regardless, it was a joy to see everyone compete in these races with glowing smiles on their faces, win, lose or fall!

However, amongst all the fun and laughter, the number crunchers were fervently tallying the points to see who would take home the coveted Swim Carnival Trophy.  Despite Pirie’s charge from fourth, Rapid’s domination of the placings in finals and their exceptional effort in the relays the Red Army fired again for an unprecedented 4 wins in a row and sending the team into raptures….again!

Finally, to our magnificent Year 4 -6 students. The enthusiasm and joy you displayed, coupled with your positive attitude and willingness to be risk-takers to give events a go, and the way you never gave up despite how far behind you may have been, is a testament to the characteristics of the Primary Years Program. Well done on being involved in a fabulous Swim Carnival for another year!

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Farewell to Year 6 Students

On Monday the 11th of December we farewelled 84 Year 6 students at a most meaningful celebration.

It was a great pleasure for me to have been a part of their journey many of them since 2011. I have watched with considerable pleasure their engaged learning using the outstanding framework of the IB’s Primary Years Program. You only have to have attended the IPS Exhibition in early November to get a glimpse of the rich deep and meaningful learning .

Their teachers also wrote how many of them show care through empathy and compassionate actions especially with the buddies in Reception.

It is respect towards the needs and feeling of others that is so important – acting to make a positive difference to the lives of others starting in your own homes, then your school mates and the wider community.

Reading through their reflections it was very clear to me that this group of Year 6’s clearly understand why they are here on earth – to serve others. They understand the meaning and purpose of life.

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.

Their enthusiasm, pride in the school, participation in so many service activities, care of buddies and their committment to making the world a better place is admired.

I am abundantly aware of the considerable nurturing these children have received along the way from passionate and motivated staff, who work in partnership with parents, having prepared them for the next step in life. Thank you for keeping the spirit of Immanuel so bright and strong.

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’.

Robert Hoff
(A very pleased and proud Principal of the 2017 Year 6 students)

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