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Welcoming back our most senior Old Scholars

Such a special day today honouring our 123 year history and welcoming back our Old Scholars for the Senior Old Scholars Assembly. With a record attendance this year, those who started in 1958 or earlier attended a special service including a roll call, with a 'rockstar' applause reserved for our oldest Old Scholars in attendance Grace & Melva from the Class of 1936. It's wonderful for our current students to connect with our history and those who wore the same motto on their blazer all those years ago.

Sleeping rough for a great cause

A powerful experience for our students who 'slept rough' for Vinnies Winter Sleep Out last weekend to support the work of Vinnies SA. They ate a meal similar to that provided by 'Fred's Van', made shelters to protect themselves from the cold and donated goods and money to assist Vinnie's great work. Some valuable lessons here; the most important being, no matter the situation, all people need to be shown the dignity we all deserve.

Science & Engineering Challenge regional winners

For the 5th year in a row our team won the Regional Round of the Science & Engineering Challenge. As always they displayed outstanding teamwork, problem solving and collaboration. Results across the day were very close with the Immanuel College Team holding a consistent 2nd place across the day by a narrow point margin. A number of our activity teams were also very successful taking out 1st place in their events helping confirm the overall first place event. Congratulations Team Immanuel!

House Community Service Pledges

Our ten Houses have taken Community Service Pledges this year to serve the community in a variety of ways; we are very proud of the work they are doing. For example Kavel House Year 12 students recently volunteered to provide meals to 40 families at Ronald McDonald House Adelaide. Dohler House conducted a food drive for Foodbank SA and donated more then 122kg that was turned into more than 244 meals for those in need. We look forward to hearing more about the progress of House pledges.

Immanuel students hit the slopes for SASKI

Immanuel students competed at the SA Interschool Snowsports Championships in the holidays at Falls Creek. Well done to those who participated and braved the adverse conditions and to all the families who supported them. It was also great to see a number of other Immanuel students on the slopes. Congratulations to Patrick (Year 11) awarded a silver medal in Division 1 Men's Individual Giant Slalom, and to Lucilla (Year 11) and Marina (Year 9) who placed silver and gold for the Divisions 1 and 2 Women's Giant Slalom events respectively.

Japan Sister School Short Term Scholarships

Short term student exchanges for Year 10 & 11 students with our Sister School Luther Gakuin in Kumamoto, Japan, are a new initiative in addition to the one year exchange scholarship offered on completion of Year 12. We are pleased to announce the successful recipients of our Sister School Short Term Exchange Scholarships for 2018 are Frieza, Tahlia, Nicolai & Olivia who will attend Luther Gakuin later this year. Congratulations to these students and we hope they have an enriching experience.

Aboriginal students centre stage at Adelaide Oval

What a special experience for our Aboriginal students who took part in the amazing cultural performance at Adelaide Oval Friday night as part of Port Adelaide Football Club Indigenous Round celebrations; the conclusion of the week's Aboriginal Power Cup program. Power Cup focuses on providing young people with the opportunity to engage in Aboriginal culture, healthy lifestyle choices, education, life skills, leadership and teamwork. The theme of this year’s Cup was “Creating your story” and students were invited to explore the importance of culture and identity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, while learning more about their culture, the uniqueness of each language group and the role of education.

Exploring their future: Pathways Expo

The Margaret Ames Centre was bursting with information for our senior students who attended our Pathways Expo last night. The students had the opportunity to speak and network with experts from the community who shared their knowledge and expertise to assist them in making future pathway plans. They were able to gain first hand information to aid them in making informed decisions about their future study and career pathways. Many occupations were represented, along with training providers and universities, including many Old Scholars, parents and community members volunteered their time to offer advice to our students. The Pathways Expo is just one of the ways we support our students explore their future career paths.Thanks to all involved for making this another successful Expo.

Future proofing careers: Mark McCrindle visits

Can you believe that today's students could have 5 different careers spanning 17 different jobs & move house 15 times over their adult lives? Just some of the data renowned social researcher Mark McCrindle shared at Immanuel yesterday. Mark presented separate thought-provoking sessions for students & staff as well as a special session for parents hosted by our Parents & Friends Association. These sessions provided a snapshot of the global trends impacting the future careers options for our students & the timeless skills required to be 'future-proof'.

Sunsets greet sea kayakers

The Year 12 Outdoor Education classes embarked on their sea kayaking expedition from Sellicks Beach to Seacliff Sailing club last week. The class was extremely blessed with idyllic conditions as they experienced very light tail winds, were paddling with the tide and on flat almost glasslike water. Due to the amazing conditions they were able to paddle at an incredible 5km/hr, which allowed more time to surf kayak. Extra rescue challenges were also thrown in to add excitement to the day. The group worked together exceptionally well and were incredible ambassadors for the school.