Welcome to Immanuel College – a Christian co-educational day and boarding school from Year 7 to 12, offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. The College is a school of the Lutheran Church of Australia and is firmly based on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Immanuel College actively strives to provide an education in a Christian context where the whole person can grow and develop. Its curricular and co-curricular programs offer students opportunity for spiritual and moral growth, service and social involvement, excellence in academics, the arts and worthwhile physical activities, to prepare them for their individual vocations and a Christian life.
Our Middle School, Years 7-9, supports students to become active, dynamic and creative learners. Our dedicated and highly trained staff are familiar with the specialised social and academic needs of adolescent learners.
Our Senior School, Years 10, 11 & 12, is a dynamic learning community housed in innovative facilities providing a rich, relevant & challenging program. We encourage personal excellence, according to each student’s ability, & nurture students’ strengths & interests, offering the widest range of SACE courses including VET.
We are highly regarded for our work with Exceptional Learners. We define Exceptional Learners as those students who require differentiated education if they are to reach their full potential. Exceptional Learning incorporates: Gifted and Talented Education, Indigenous Education & Learning Support.
Immanuel Primary is a Early Learning Centre – Year 6 Co-educational School of the Lutheran Church of Australia located on the same campus as Immanuel College. Immanuel Primary School is an accredited school of the International Baccalaureate.
We welcome your interest and look forward to contributing to an approach to life and learning that takes students on an enjoyable journey to a promising future.
Find out about more about Immanuel College by visiting us. We would love to show you our school and give you and your family the chance to meet our staff and students. You can choose either an individual tour or visit us at an Open Day.
It never leaves you... The Immanuel Edge. With a network in excess of 10,000 Old Scholars, we know this to be true. There are many ways to stay connected with Immanuel College and we invite you to stay in touch.
At Immanuel we work together in partnership with students, staff, parents, church and the wider community to instil a sense of belonging and care.
Pastoral care is an expression of the ethos and philosophy of the College. It is experienced whenever people of the College community interact to make positive choices about life.
Chaplain & Student Counsellor Support
The Chaplains and Student Counsellors support the pastoral care delivered by the Tutors and Year Level Coordinators.
They are available to assist individual students who seek support in relation to pastoral care issues or respond to referrals by Tutors or Year Level Coordinators.
House is at the heart of community life at Immanuel College. Every student belongs to a House and activities of Houses complement Pastoral Care.
Immanuel has ten Houses, each composed of about 90 -100 students from all years levels. Each student remains in the same House while at Immanuel, as do other members of the same family. Where parents are Old Scholars, students can inherit the same House that their parent was in.
Houses establish a spirit and identity through inter-house competition involving sport and cultural activities, and also through social activities, and community service and involvement.
In 1976, then principal, Mr Robert Paterson, worked with ten staff members to develop a pastoral system to help encourage students in three key area of schooling life: Academics, Athletics and Culture.
The new system would have opportunities for student leadership, cross year group pastoral support and foster team work and acceptance.
It was then the House system was born. Ten Houses which each represent different key stages in the history of Immanuel College.
Nowadays, Mr Paterson’s vision is carried on through the competition for the R.G. Paterson Shield. A competition for up to 1000 points earned through athletics and swimming carnivals, academic results, community service and involvement and many other areas of school life. Each House is led by a team of students coordinated by a staff House Coordinator.
But House is much more than a competition…
“House is like a big family, It’s something you belong to.” Jorji – Dohler House 2017
At it’s heart, House is about community. It is about team work. It is about respect and it is about cooperation. Students meet as a House on a regular basis. They work together as teams. They cheer for each other, support each other and sometimes even commiserate with each other. And… it is fun!
“I was surprised how much I started looking forward to House events, it was almost like going to an AFL game!” Angus – Morphett House 2016.