This August 2019, Immanuel Primary featured on ABC’s BTN. Some of our I-WOW (Wipe Out Waste) students had the opportunity to share our IPS recycling practices with Australia. We also had the opportunity to interview Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and ask him some hard questions about how he is actioning Australia’s growing recycling problem.read more >
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.read more >
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.read more >
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.
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.read more >
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.
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Friday 7th December night brought Christmas joy into our hearts as we saw many singers and dancers brilliantly perform at the Christmas Under the Stars Concert. We were so blessed in having a team led by Performing Arts Coordinator Mr Peter Habib and Mrs Cathy Travaglione supported so well by Kathryn Altmann (Decibelles Conductor ), Matt Kelly (Sound & Lighting), Naomi Berry ( Dance Choreographer), Brett Humphreys (Compere), Margie Whitbread (Assistant Principal – Administration) and the talented Staff Worship band.
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We were very excited to welcome a team from the Childhood Cancer Association (CCA) to our Assembly at the end of Term 4. In attendance was Kath O’Loughlin (CEO), Ed Sach (Young Ambassador for CCA) and everyone’s favourite dog Elliot. The students enjoyed hearing about how CCA had supported Ed and his family during his fight against cancer. The CCA team were extremely grateful and thrilled to hear about our fundraising efforts for CCA. A huge thank you to every Immanuel family for contributing to this charity by putting small change in the CCA tins in your homes this year. CCA is an amazing organisation who supports families with children fighting cancer. Your efforts raised $8,500!
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The Orchestral and Instrumental Evening was held in Term 4 in the Auditorium. Showcasing their efforts were Soh Sharp Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Junior Strings, Cello Ensemble, Flute Duo, Fah Out Jazz Band, and Soloists. The warm appreciative audience were able to see the coming together of all the hours of practice that goes into learning an instrument and rehearsing together.
Many parents and friends were impressed by the dedication, and musicality that was demonstrated in all ensembles. All soloists entertained and demonstrated their commitment to practice and their development of skills as musicians.
It was wonderful to see so many students displaying the attitudes of respect, creativity, co-operation, confidence, commitment and appreciation.
It is wonderful to be part of Performing Arts at Immanuel Primary School and to work with so many happy, excited students, sharing their love of learning with each other and their audience.read more >