August 2019

Book Week at IPS

Our Auditorium was buzzing with excitement on Monday. We kicked off Book Week celebrations with a whole school parade.  Students and staff were able to dress up as their favourite book and story characters. There were a range of creative costumes on display.  It was such a fun time with the whole school involved and a great way to promote reading and literature for Book Week.

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Year 2 Musical – ‘Once Upon a Lily Pad’

Congratulations to the staff and Year 2 students involved in the outstanding and highly entertaining ‘Once Upon a Lily Pad’.  Together we can celebrate that our students so capably applied their Performing Arts knowledge, skills and dispositions throughout the production. Musicals don’t happen unless there is a community of parents who support through costumes, makeup, set design and general organisational tasks. We truly appreciate that so many parents put their hand up to be involved.

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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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Grandparents’ and Special Friends Day 2019

Grandparents and Special Friends Day was filled with laughter, appreciation, love and pure joy. It was a memorable day for our students and their visitors and for many of our students, it will be one of the highlights of the year. Grandparents’ and Special Friends Day is a chance for our students and the community to thank the grandparents and special friends for their ongoing love, care and support.

Our visitors began the day with a special welcome and concert held in the Immanuel College Chapel. Some of our Year 6 Student Leaders shared a message on ‘What makes Immanuel Special.’ This was followed by our orchestra and choirs entertaining the large audience and showcasing their outstanding talents.

Special time was then spent in the classrooms and there was definitely lots of excitement and joy as students shared their learning with loved ones. It was beautiful witnessing the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren.

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped throughout the day with morning and afternoon tea.  Thank you to all who contributed to the Year 6 Cake Stall and the Raffle. Your generous contributions will support the work of Australian Lutheran World Service, Childhood Cancer Association and our school Nature Play projects.

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Kami City (Japan) and Immanuel Primary School Partnership in Action

We welcomed 12 students and 4 staff from Kami City to Immanuel Primary school. The students were so happy to arrive after 24 hours of travelling from their home city. Our 11 host families and our visitors enjoyed a beautiful afternoon tea before heading to their new home to settle in.

The accompanying staff  Kae Tamura Supervisor at Kami City Board of Education, Yosei Momota PYP Coordinator and teacher at Omiya Elementary School, Dwaine Simms Assistant language teacher for Omiya Primary School and Satoko Morita English teacher at Kami City Educational Research Centre will spend time engaging with our staff and observing lessons.

How blessed we are to have this wonderful cultural experience.

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