Cygnet wins Year 2/3 Swim Carnival

Our Year 2 and 3 students gathered in the Immanuel Swim Centre for the Junior Primary Swim Carnival. This event was the culmination of swim lessons where our students grew more confident in the water, developed their strokes, and improved their skills. It was a joy to watch our students swim freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke in their races with developing stroke technique.

The novelty events, such as the Boogie Board, Beach Ball and Boat Race were a great way for our students to have a little fun while also working together as a team. These events provided lots of fun and laughter from our competitors.

Congratulations to Cygnet for taking home the trophy and to all our Year 2/3 students who flourished throughout the last few weeks in the pool. We are proud of the way you showed commitment and courage. Well done for giving so many events a go and for earning valuable points for your team.

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Cygnet wins Junior Primary Sports Day

Congratulations to Cygnet for winning the 2019 Junior Primary Sports.

What an exciting way to end the first week back at school. It was great to see so many parents, grandparents and friends supporting and encouraging throughout the day. The Year 3 House Captains started the day perfectly with their engaging welcome which was then followed by our Immanuel College Dance Troupe who led us in a health hustle. House spirit was evident all day. We are extremely proud of our students for their grit, team spirit and strong encouragement of one another throughout the day. Our Year 6 leaders were also super stars as they led the way assisting with the tabloid events, running races and for serving in the IPS Cafe.

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Literay Legend ‘Phil Cummings’ Visited

Our school was fortunate to have local literary legend Phil Cummings visit us for two days.

Phil is the award winning author of over 80 books for children and is a South Australian icon. Over the two days, Phil engaged with every year level, sharing his stories and the stories behind his stories.  He captivated our students with his storytelling prowess and inspired them to write ‘fearlessly’. He was generous with his time and so approachable.

Thank you Phil for visiting us and inspiring students to become our future authors.

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Sensational Showcase

The IPS Showcase started strong with the staff and student choir singing ‘The World is Ours’ the theme song for the 2014 World Cup. Over 140 students and staff were involved as they presented vocal, choral, orchestral, instrumental and dance performances throughout the evening.

It was a night of entertainment and pure joy. The audience were very responsive with their laughter, cheers and singing. A crowd favourite was the staff item, where staff performed ‘The Greatest Show.’

At Immanuel we are blessed with so many dedicated students and staff, who devote their time and talents above and beyond what is expected.

Thank you to the whole IPS community for celebrating the Showcase with us. I’m sure you would agree that it was an extremely high quality event and a wonderful opportunity for so many students to perform and shine. We now look forward to what our 50th Anniversary showcase will bring in 2020!

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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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Cygnet Victorious in Senior Primary Sports Carnival

On March 21st, on a most splendid and glorious morning for competition, the immaculately looking College Oval was a sea of Yellow York, Cygnet Green, Pirie Blue and Rapid Red in preparation for our 2019 Senior Primary Sports Day. Credit to our Year 6 House Captains who led the House Chants as each group pushed hard to outdo the other. Team spirit and enthusiasm was on a high as the heats of the 100 and 200 metre races got underway, with many happy to ‘give it a go’ in order to gain valuable points for their House.

On a perfect afternoon for field events, students made their way to Meier Oval to compete in High Jump, Long Jump, Discus and Shot Put. It was here where the true sporting nature of Immanuel students shone. Not only were they supportive and encouraging of their own House-mates but showed genuine excitement when anyone else jumped higher or threw further. This created a wonderful atmosphere and a positive feeling in the air.

When the scores were indeed counted, it was with great excitement that Mrs Clements (Principal)  announced Cygnet as the 2019 Senior Primary Sports Day Champions.

Final Scores

Cygnet 1907

Rapid 1505

Pirie 1500

York 1487

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Double Delight for York

On Friday 23rd November saw our Yr 2 and 3 swimmers gather in the Immanuel Swim Centre for the Junior Primary Swim Carnival. A culmination of 2 weeks of swim lessons where our students grew more confident in the water, developed their strokes, and improved their skills under the tutelage of the iSwim staff.

Novelty events, such as the Boogie Board, Noodle, and Rings race were a great way for our students to have a little fun while also working together as a team. The Beachball race was new to our program and provided much laughter from our competitors. Completing the afternoon with the infamous boat race is always great to watch as we see these inflatable devices go sideways, backwards, and sometimes tip over as our swimmers soon learn that teamwork provides the essence of a successful boating trip! Well done to many students who stepped in and swum events when others were unable to.

It was a joy to watch our students swim freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke in their races with stroke technique a highlight from all individuals. In the pool Kyle Chalmers developed as the world’s fastest male swimmer, we may have seen the next Kyle or Campbell sister as our Yr 2 and 3’s motored down the pool in record time. Exceptional swimming from all!

In a hotly contested finish, it was the mighty York who defended their 2017 JP Swimming Carnival triumph and collected the trophy yet again sending the already loud crowd into a deafening chorus of cheers and ecstasy.

Well done to our Yr 2/3 students who flourished throughout the last 2 weeks in the pool and were able to bring what they’d learnt to the Carnival, committing themselves to their team, and having the courage and confidence to give an event a go and earn valuable points for their team.

Michael Fouyaxis – PE Coordinator

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