York wins Senior Primary Swim Carnival

It was great to see the energy, enthusiasm and team spirit shown at Unley Swim Centre for our Year 4 – 6 Swim Carnival.  The students were free to enter events in the 4 individual strokes, or be part of the ever popular Novelty races. It was wonderful to see so many swimmers giving these events a go, which is a testament to the lessons our Immanuel students have had at iSwim over the past three weeks.

The morning got off to a very enthusiastic start, led by our very capable Sports’ Leaders. Each House then got into the spirit of the day by sharing their creative War Cries.

We were very proud of our swimmers and the way they cheered each other on showing great support for their house and teammates.  The finals were exciting and we saw quality swimming take place where a number of our placegetters will now move to the Immanuel Swim Team to represent the school at the SAPSASA Airport Trials and other Independent Swim Meets over the year.

After the results were counted and scores tallied, I had great pleasure in announcing that the winners of the 2020 Senior Primary Swim Carnival, were York for the second year in a row. Congratulations to all York competitors.

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Cygnet wins Year 2/3 Swim Carnival

Our Year 2 and 3 students gathered in the Immanuel Swim Centre for the Junior Primary Swim Carnival. This event was the culmination of swim lessons where our students grew more confident in the water, developed their strokes, and improved their skills. It was a joy to watch our students swim freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke in their races with developing stroke technique.

The novelty events, such as the Boogie Board, Beach Ball and Boat Race were a great way for our students to have a little fun while also working together as a team. These events provided lots of fun and laughter from our competitors.

Congratulations to Cygnet for taking home the trophy and to all our Year 2/3 students who flourished throughout the last few weeks in the pool. We are proud of the way you showed commitment and courage. Well done for giving so many events a go and for earning valuable points for your team.

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Cygnet wins Junior Primary Sports Day

Congratulations to Cygnet for winning the 2019 Junior Primary Sports.

What an exciting way to end the first week back at school. It was great to see so many parents, grandparents and friends supporting and encouraging throughout the day. The Year 3 House Captains started the day perfectly with their engaging welcome which was then followed by our Immanuel College Dance Troupe who led us in a health hustle. House spirit was evident all day. We are extremely proud of our students for their grit, team spirit and strong encouragement of one another throughout the day. Our Year 6 leaders were also super stars as they led the way assisting with the tabloid events, running races and for serving in the IPS Cafe.

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Literay Legend ‘Phil Cummings’ Visited

Our school was fortunate to have local literary legend Phil Cummings visit us for two days.

Phil is the award winning author of over 80 books for children and is a South Australian icon. Over the two days, Phil engaged with every year level, sharing his stories and the stories behind his stories.  He captivated our students with his storytelling prowess and inspired them to write ‘fearlessly’. He was generous with his time and so approachable.

Thank you Phil for visiting us and inspiring students to become our future authors.

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Sensational Showcase

The IPS Showcase started strong with the staff and student choir singing ‘The World is Ours’ the theme song for the 2014 World Cup. Over 140 students and staff were involved as they presented vocal, choral, orchestral, instrumental and dance performances throughout the evening.

It was a night of entertainment and pure joy. The audience were very responsive with their laughter, cheers and singing. A crowd favourite was the staff item, where staff performed ‘The Greatest Show.’

At Immanuel we are blessed with so many dedicated students and staff, who devote their time and talents above and beyond what is expected.

Thank you to the whole IPS community for celebrating the Showcase with us. I’m sure you would agree that it was an extremely high quality event and a wonderful opportunity for so many students to perform and shine. We now look forward to what our 50th Anniversary showcase will bring in 2020!

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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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