School News

Pop up art exhibition

Our students and staff were excited to view a special art display in our courtyard by our Year 2 and Year 3 students. During Visual Arts, the students have been learning about the artists Monet and Ken Done. They inquired into their work, techniques and styles used and how artists communicate messages and ideas through art. The students thoroughly enjoyed replicating the style of these artists through their own pieces of art. Well done to all involved.
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Buddies

Immanuel has a strong sense of community which is built on positive relationships. Our Buddy Program is one of the ways our older students connect with younger students and build relationships. As you can see in the photos, students spend time together having fun and working on a range of learning activities. This program also builds leadership skills and offers students opportunities to live our core values of respect, flourish and serve.

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Senior Primary Swim Carnival was sensational

Our Year 4 – 6 students had a fantastic time participating in the Senior Primary Swim Carnival at Unley Pool today. With the introduction of the Immanuel Community Spirit Cup, we were proud to see our students encouraging each other through words and actions, participating with enthusiasm and showing outstanding team spirit. It was wonderful to see all of our students flourishing by taking part in a range of stroke and novelty events. We congratulate all teams for their efforts today. A huge congratulations to CYGNET, who were the victors in the swim events and to PIRIE for scoring the most points towards the Community Spirit Cup. Thank you to our PE department for the time and effort they put into preparing such a successful event and a big thank you must also go to our many parent volunteers who helped with scoring and water cover today.
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Our first Assemby for 2021

Our first Assembly for the year was jam-packed. Themed by our core values, RESPECT, FLOURISH, SERVE, some Year 4 ‘Respect Detectives’ began the Assembly by sharing the different ways our students and teachers show RESPECT. Some students shared how they FLOURISH by talking about one of their cultural celebrations, Lunar New Year. Students also talked about our new Community Spirit Cup and shared many ways we can all FLOURISH by getting involved. A real highlight was when Cath O’Loughlin and our good friend Elliot from CCA came for a visit. Through acts of service in 2020, we were able to present the Childhood Cancer Association with a cheque for $10.952.31 A great achievement and we feel proud that we can SERVE them in this way.
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Year 6 Leadership Development

Our Year 6 students have been inquiring into leadership and what it means to be a Year 6 leader. The students enjoyed listening to Mrs Clements share about what it means to be a leader and also her own personal leadership journey. As part of their inquiries, students will continue to participate in a range of learning engagements exploring attributes of a leader. Mr Larcombe also shared a devotion about leading like Jesus, with a servant heart. What an exciting and passionate group of student leaders we have for 2021.
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It is great to be back at school!

It was wonderful to welcome our students back to school this week. Their enthusiasm, energy and joy were evident as they reconnected with friends and engaged in rich learning. We want to extend a special welcome to our new families and our Reception students who commenced today. We look forward to a fantastic year!
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Move it March – 20 minutes a day for 20 days

Wow! What an amazing effort by IPS staff and students during the 20 days of ‘Move It March’ campaign. We moved, we grooved, we showed off our star skills and sporting abilities and most importantly we kept active and had fun.

Students from all year levels participated in ninja runs and cultural sports and the Year 4 students were lucky to have a visit from some Adelaide United Players who demonstrated their soccer skills.

The staff kept fit and healthy by exercising with Big Elliot too. Little Elliot was busy and on the move each day, with eagle-eyed students arriving at school to find his latest sporting adventure. From horse riding, to dancing, tree climbing and skydiving, little Elliot had no shortage of ideas about ways to keep active.

Our Year 6 student leaders did an amazing job of leading and photographing the lunchtime sports and running the Childhood Cancer Association stall in the courtyard each day.

A huge thanks to the IPS community and students for getting behind this initiative and showing your support of the Childhood Cancer Association.

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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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