It was wonderful to see a large group of parents and staff at the seminar, ‘The Importance of Silence, Calmness and Stillness in Children’s Lives’ led by parenting educator Maggie Dent on Wednesday 28th February. All who attended found the evening enjoyable, informative and thought provoking. With so many tips and strategies to take away, everyone was so very thankful to spend an evening with Maggie Dent. Many thanks to Immanuel’s Parents and Friends Committee for hosting Maggie Dent and providing parents with the opportunity to hear from a well researched and dynamic speaker.
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After many months of patient waiting, the Year 1 and 2 students were excited to be part of the official opening of their play space on Wednesday 14th February. A lot of time and planning was put into this play space, with an emphasis on nature and natural materials. It is a diverse space which allows for lots of creativity and fun. We know our students will have many years of enjoyment in their new play space and we especially thank the P & F Committee for their fundraising efforts to help fund this project. Thank you to Joe Snobl (President of the P & F Committee), who officially opened the play space today.
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Guests in attendance were: Joe Snobl – President of the P & F Committee, Anita White – Past Committee Member, Wax Designs – Amanda Balmer and Elton Landscapes – Martin Elton.
Becoming a student leader is a role that our students look forward to when they reach Year 6 especially as they have been learning and practising these leadership skills throughout their years at Immanuel- in their classrooms, on the sports fields, in the playgrounds and in their homes.
After the Year 6 Leadership Day held in Week 2 students were invited to nominate for many leadership roles within the school. Students wrote letters applying for these roles.
Members of the Student Leadership Team meet fortnightly with Mrs Whitbread to be a voice for the student body as they share ideas and opinions on matters which affect them and the school community. We acknowledge that all our Year 6 students are leaders within our school and look forward to their contributions to school life at Immanuel.
As a school community we congratulate and encourage our 2018 student leaders.
‘Leadership is not just about what you do but
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what you can inspire, encourage and
empower others to do.’ Jon Gordon
Over 400 Parents, Friends and Staff of the school gathered for a night celebrating the school’s sense of belonging and sense of service as a reminder of one of the school’s key values.
The school’s Principal, Robert Hoff, and his wife Sandra were recognised for their many years of commendable service to the school through the sharing of a special video.
Mr Hoff responded noting how blessed he has been with a supportive leadership staff and the trust of School Council Chairs and members.
Guests at the evening included
Board Member from the Childhood Cancer Association, Stuart Brown, who commended the IPS community on its outstanding support of the CCA,
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Troy Klemm (parent of the school) and sponsor of this event who talked about his great journey through the school not only for himself and his brother but now his sons,
Joe Snobl (P&F President) who reminded us of the excellent effort in raising over $50,000 last year. All of these funds were used for the development of the new Year 1 & 2 Playspace. Joe also introduced the P & F Committee for 2018 and gave highlights of the 2018 program.