Our School

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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So Impressed by their Dedication

The Orchestral and Instrumental Evening was held in Term 4 in the Auditorium. Showcasing their efforts were Soh Sharp Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Junior Strings, Cello Ensemble, Flute Duo, Fah Out Jazz Band, and Soloists. The warm appreciative audience were able to see the coming together of all the hours of practice that goes into learning an instrument and rehearsing together.

Many parents and friends were impressed by the dedication, and musicality that was demonstrated in all ensembles. All soloists entertained and demonstrated their commitment to practice and their development of skills as musicians.

It was wonderful to see so many students displaying the attitudes of respect, creativity, co-operation, confidence, commitment and appreciation.

It is wonderful to be part of Performing Arts at Immanuel Primary School and to work with so many happy, excited students, sharing their love of learning with each other and their audience.

Mrs Cathy Travaglione – Performing Arts Team

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Year 6 Students use their Voices to Campaign, Innovate and Invent

The Central Idea for the IPS Exhibition was, “People use their passion and expertise to make a positive difference.”

For 7 weeks in Term 3 & 4, the students have been inquiring into the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. They spent time really thinking about what they were passionate about and then selected a Goal to inquire deeply into. Students worked in collaborative teams and drove their own inquiries. Throughout their inquiry students demonstrated many skills including communication, time management, questioning and reflecting.

The culmination of this process was the sharing of their learning at exhibits in November. Our Year 6 students were quite simply outstanding as they advocated and shared their new understandings and passion for change with students, staff, families and the wider community. Visitors to the exhibits commented on how knowledgeable, articulate and passionate the students were about their inquiries. We are very proud of each and every student and hope that they continue to push for what they believe in.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the students throughout this process.

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Raising money for our Farmers in need – Casual Clothes Day

On Thursday, 6th September, we had a Casual Clothes Day for the drought effected farmers. We asked each family to donate with all money raised going to help people in our farming communities.
Some people dressed up as farmers, cows, sheep or other farm animals. Some students and teachers came dressed in casual clothes. All together we raised $4300. We are so proud of what was achieved.
We had a fun day and hope the farmers appreciate the money. Thank you for being involved and being so generous.

Amy, Sutton, Raf and Aimee (Year 2)

 

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Our Grandparents and Special Friends made the children’s smiles shine bright all day!

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is always a memorable day for our students and their visitors. For many of our students it is the highlight of the year. It is beautiful witnessing the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Last Friday, Week 6, Term 3, was filled with laughter, appreciation, respect and pure joy. The bringing together of people who care so much for each other.

Our visitors began the day with a special welcome and concert held in the Immanuel College Chapel. Year 6 Student Leaders with the support of our Reception students (via video) shared ways that they were building the new IPS foundations of respect, flourish and serve. This was followed with our orchestra and choirs entertaining the large audience and showcasing their outstanding talents. Thank you to Peter Habib and Cathy Travaglione for your ongoing development of our music students.

Special time was then spent in the classrooms with lots of excitement as students shared their learning with loved ones.

Your generous contributions from Year 5 Cake Stall and the Raffle has enabled the school to forward $1500.00 to support the work of ALWS and will assist our farmers in need.

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Maggie’s Magic

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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Year 1/2 Playspace is open for business

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.
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.

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Student Leadership

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
what you can inspire, encourage and
empower others to do.’ Jon Gordon

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