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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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Celebrating the Beginning of the 2018 School Year

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,
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.

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