Our School

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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Farewell to our Year 6 Students

We celebrated with our Year 6 students’ The End of their Primary School journey in the final week of Term. This was a significant and emotional ceremony where we recognised these 84 students’ contribution to school life. It was a night to stop, reflect, celebrate and farewell.
We will certainly miss these remarkable students who have

  • demonstrated leadership within and outside the school,
  • shown care and support for each other,
  • modelled the school value of respect,
  • flourished through many opportunities given to them and
  • selflessly served the Immanuel and wider community.

Our students also thanked their parents for all their support and encouragement over the past 8 years for it is this partnership between home and school that enables our students to thrive.

Year Sixes, always remember that;

  • You are Unique – In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. Romans 12:6
  • You are Chosen – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
  • You are Enough – Nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37

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Christmas Markets Support Organisations that Care for Others

Year 4 classes held their Christmas Markets in the courtyard after school. All the Year 4 students decided to make products or games in groups of 4. They had to make sure that their products or games were of a high quality.

They worked in various ways to make products, they advertised with posters and over the P.A. Most importantly they enjoyed there time and had a lot of fun.

There were many different stalls and lots of people to buy the products and try the games. The more people that came to the stalls the more money we were able to raise.

They raised $1930. This money will go to Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) so they can help families who live in poverty.

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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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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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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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