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Eat your heart out Masterchef - Yr 12 Food & Hospitality

Some amazing culinary skills were on display by our Year 12 Food and Hospitality students as they undertook their Immanuel 'My Kitchen Rules' Challenge. The students worked in teams to produce a 5 course menu suitable to be served at Jarmers Restaurant, with the judges Peter Jarmer (Jarmers) and Simon Muir (Alliance Catering) making their assessments. Jarmers will use the menus produced by the students to plan the final menu for the end of year assessment activity at Jarmers Restaurant in September. I am sure you would agree that this incredible dessert by students Charlotte & Jess would not be out of place on Masterchef!

We welcome our Grandparents & Special Friends

Grandparents and Special Friends Morning is always a favourite on our calendar and it was so wonderful to welcome them all here this morning to spend time with our Year 7 and Year 8 students. We appreciate the role these special people play in the lives of our students and in our community.

IB MYP 2016 Graduation

This week we held a Graduation Ceremony for students who successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) in 2016. We awarded Graduation Certificates and recognized those who achieved Certificates of Merit and Distinctions. We commend all students on their achievements and congratulate Tiana who was awarded Dux as the top student in the 2016 IB MYP through hard work and determined effort.

Student's Power Cup Guernsey design

Year 12 student Eytahnyia's stunning design has been selected for our 2017 Aboriginal Power Cup guernsey. Eytahnyia says her design reflects the fact that Immanuel College is on Kaurna land, and while our Aboriginal students are from many different language and cultural groups, "we can all come together on this land and become one." The design features the Kaurna word 'Taikurti' meaning ‘relatives’, and an image showing the contrast of the different faces of the emu (of the Kaurna people) and red kangaroo (of the Adelaide Plains). The Aboriginal Power Cup run by Port Adelaide Football Club & South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy, involves over 400 students from around the state helping them connect with their Aboriginal culture, community and environment. The football carnival kicks off next week at Alberton Oval.

Our Annual Blue & Gold goes a little bit country

Last Saturday night members of our wonderful parents and friends community ventured to the Adelaide Showgrounds for the annual Blue & Gold. The Blue & Gold is always a highlight of the Immanuel social calendar. This year it was held in the Old Ram Shed with the theme 'The Blue and Gold Bash' causing a city-wide shortage of checked shirts, as people donned their 'finest' country garb! Whip cracking, bull riding, line dancing were all part of the fun as the wonderful band Acoustic Juice provided the entertainment that got everyone up on their feet. What a wonderful night of fun with friends new and old.

'STATE CHAMPIONS' Athletics SA Schools Knockout Championships

Congratulations to our Athletics team - State Champions in both the Boys and Girls Senior Divisions of Athletics SA Schools Knockout Championships held today. A fantastic effort from these students who now look forward to representing SA at the National Championships in December.

Students headed for a 'summer' at Oxford University

Year 10 students Lucilla and Harry are heading to Oxford University this July holidays for their Summer Seminar Double Major program. The program is a week-long intellectual immersion for students in grades 10-12 enabling dedicated students to plunge into the subjects they love. They will each complete a double major and five minor subjects of Genetics, Business Management, Law, Medicine, International Relations, Economics and Critical Thinking. We wish them the very best and hope it is a rewarding experience for them both.

National selection for three Immanuel netballers

Congratulations to three of our Immanuel students who have been selected in National netball teams announced today. Sienna (Year 12) has been selected for the Australian U19 squad, and Nyah (Year 9) & Georgia (Year 11) have been selected for the Australian U17 squad. Great news girls!

2016 Old Scholars receive University of Adelaide Scholarships

Congratulations to two of our 2016 Old Scholars Lachlan Holden and Josh Goddard, who were awarded University of Adelaide Scholarships. 2016 Immanuel College Dux Lachlan Holden, who is now studying Engineering, was awarded the Andy Thomas Scholarship. Josh Goddard, who is studying Medicine, was awarded a Principals' Scholarship. We wish them both continued success in their studies and we couldn't be prouder of these two outstanding young people.

Generations in Jazz accolades for Immanuel students

At the annual Generations in Jazz Festival in Mt Gambier this year, our Vocal Jazz Blue were announced as the Best Large Vocal Ensemble in Division 1, but the awards didn't end there. From over 4,800 students, Jazzie Vanua (Year 8) received the award for ‘most promising vocalist’ and Jordan Paterson (Year 11) was announced in the Division Two SuperBand on flute. Congratulations to the award winners as well as to all our students who all performed at the highest standard. The feedback was amazing – simply outstanding from all.