19 APRIL 2017 | ISSUE 6
Quick Links Contents Calendar From the Principal Primary School Secondary School
T: 07 5477 3444 | E: immanuel.qld.edu.au | www.immanuel.qld.edu.au ï‚‚ /ImmanuelLutheranCollege
From the Principal
From the Principal's Desk Welcome to Week One of Term Two. What a blessing it was to see the sun shining over Easter! Easter is one of my favourite times of the year. Mostly, this is centred on Christian symbolism and truth. It is also that it symbolises the change of season and that always represents ‘renewal’ for me. I hope that your family enjoyed the opportunity to relax and reflect on the many blessings we so often take for granted.
Parents and Friends (P&F) Community A reminder that the first P&F Meeting for the term will be held this evening, Wednesday, 19 April, at 7.00pm in the Professional Learning Centre (D4). As always, your input is greatly appreciated.
P-12 Cross Country Carnival Another reminder that the P-12 Cross Country Carnival will be held on Friday this week (21 April). As always, parents are welcome and encouraged to attend in support of our students. The highlight for me is undoubtedly the Prep race led so capably by our senior student leaders, enthusiastically supporting the young ones’ every step. This is truly the joy of a P-12 school.
Australian Government assistance for National Capital excursion. Our Year 6 students have recently undertaken an educational tour to our nation’s capital. While they were on this tour they participated in a variety of educational programs focused on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit Canberra as part of their civics and citizenship education. To assist parents in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government contributed $60.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program. We thank the Australian Government for their support of this program.
Please consider enabling your children to join us for the ANZAC Day March in Buderim on Tuesday, 25 April. We will gather in the Woolworths carpark at 8.15am, then proceed to the Pine Forest on Buderim Mountain State School oval. Last year we made a strong statement to veterans and their families with approximately 300 students in the march (as well as our band which provides inspiring music for the occasion). It would be good to better that turnout this year. As we do every year, student representatives will lay a wreath during the ceremony at both the service in Buderim and the dawn service at Cotton Tree. Parents and friends (from all year levels) are also very welcome to attend the Secondary School Service, in the Worship Centre, on Thursday, 20 April at 1.50pm.
National Assessment Program- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Exemption Reminder A reminder to parents following our emailof 13 March, should you feel that your son/daughter needs to be considered for exemption, special consideration or withdrawal from the upcoming NAPLAN tests (which will take place 9-11 May), please contact us no later than tomorrow (Thursday, 20 April) via the Secondary or Primary School Offices or E: email@example.com or moores@immanuel. qld.edu.au.
Winter Uniform The higher than average temperatures and humidity have finally come to an end and I remind all families that we will transition to the winter uniform on Monday, 24 April. Secondary School boys will be in ties, with boys in Years 10 to 12 in trousers. All students in Years 10 to 12 are to wear blazers to and from the College and through the day as required (dependent on temperatures.) Students of all year levels are to wear the College pullover as deemed necessary. Girls may wear navy stockings/tights (no other colour is permitted.) Please note that tracksuit tops are not to be “mixed” with the day uniform. Of course, hats remain a high priority.
Parent Forum A reminder that regular, open communication and consultation is highly valued at the College, especially as we continue in this important planning phase for the College. To that end, we will hold the first Parent Forum for 2017 on Thursday, 4 May at 6.00pm, in K5-K6. All parents are encouraged to attend and invited in to provide comments, ask questions and be briefed on relevant strategic matters. Please click here to register your attendance.
ANZAC Day Observance 25 April marks a profoundly important date on the Australian calendar. I believe that it is important that we accept our responsibility to observe the ‘Spirit of ANZAC’, and acknowledge the sacrifice that so many made for the freedom of subsequent generations. www.immanuel.qld.edu.au
Immanuel Arts Festival (25-28 May) The Immanuel Arts Festival is much more than a school art show – it is the largest community fine arts event on the Sunshine Coast displaying over 1,000 works of art. Last year, nearly $24,000 worth of artwork was sold during the four-day event. This year’s feature artists are painter and sculptor Lyn Braiden (Artist in Focus), painter Jill Braiden (Artist in Focus) and painter Teresa Mundt (Artist in Residence). The prestigious 37th Immanuel Arts Festival Gala Opening will be held on Thursday, 25 May at 7.00pm in the A J Jericho Stadium. Tickets are $35.00 per person, which includes wine and canapés. Further details about the festival are available here.
Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival (18-22 July) This year, the annual regional Queensland literature festival will be held from 18 to 22 July with the student days on Thursday, 20 and Friday, 21 July. This festival is hosted by Immanuel in conjunction with the University of the Sunshine Coast and attracts over 4,500 students and members of the public from across the Sunshine Coast and hinterland to attend talks and workshops with leading Australian authors and illustrators. For those parents looking to get involved as a volunteer in this major literary event, please contact Kelly Dunham on T: 5477 3437 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org I am sure Kelly would appreciate any assistance offered. More details about Voices on the Coast can be found on the website http://www.voicesonthecoast.com.au.
Returning to School after the Holidays Teachers are aware that after a couple of weeks of school holidays it can be challenging for some children to settle back into school routines. In fact, some children may feel a variety of mixed emotions: • • • •
Stressed or anxious Excited about seeing friends again Sad or upset that holidays are now over Pressured by what their teacher, parents or friends expect of them • Physically unwell • Concerned about work load and keeping up with school work and curriculum Children of all ages have different experiences of going back to school, and parents are often aware of how their children are coping and what they are feeling. For example, it’s not uncommon that children find it difficult to sleep the night before school returns after a holiday break. Building your child’s sense of resilience can be one way to help them tackle any back to school challenges that may arise. Please click here to read an article in Kids Spot with eight tips outlining the most effective things you can do to raise resilient kids. www.immanuel.qld.edu.au
I look forward to another exciting and busy term, with many internal and external events highlighting the importance of community at Immanuel. Every blessing for the term ahead. Yours in Christ Colin Minke Principal
Chaplaincy Chat Easter Chocolate If you are like me, you may have overdosed on chocolate over Easter… I mean, Easter is about the CHOCOLATE isn’t it? Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, bringing Hope that Our guilt and shame is Covered and paid for, in full, by Our Loving Lord who Left his seat of glory and honour At just the right time in history That we might be saved and be given life for all Eternity! So as you step into this new term and savour a little Lindt or Cadbury (perhaps left over from Easter), may you remember God’s extravagant and transforming love for you, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17 Gayla Mathews – Chaplain
College Counsellor I love my job. I love my workplace. I love my colleagues. I especially love our students and their wonderful families. And yet, I have to be honest. Coming back to work after a holiday break can be tough. The first morning back, I feel a little lost in transition. As the day progresses I have many conversations with students who are feeling similarly as they adjust back into sharper work day rhythms from a more diffuse holiday pace. Interestingly, many feel the same discord moving from term time into holidays. For just a little while, until the pace takes hold and moves forward, they are on the bridge between two places. Neither here or there. Some young people (and some adults) skip across the bridge with ease. Others find the ‘in between’ an uncomfortable or upsetting place to be. I recently came across a new theory which you can peruse opposite. While blatantly unscientific, Tendril Theory is spot on in explaining the feelings of children who struggle with transitions. Our lives often happen in a hurry, and we expect our little people to move in accordance with our needs rather than with theirs. While it is often impossible to slow life down, keeping the Tendril Theory in mind might help us to: 1. Assist children to verbalise their feelings about making a transition 2. Normalise these feelings (‘lots of kids feel . . . ‘ , ‘it’s pretty common for people to . . . ‘) 3. Give plenty of prior notice and clear information about an impending transition 4. Acknowledge when children have made an effort to manage their emotions during a transition Tarnya Mitchell – College Counsellor T: 5477 3430 E: email@example.com
Business Students' Soiree
Featuring Jazz Band The Naughties, ILC Stage Band and the talents of ILC music scholarship students. Organised by the Year 12 Business Communications and Technology class in conjunction with Senior Hospitality students.
Primary School Welcome to Term Two! After the sudden and unexpected early finish to Term One due to ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie, I hope that you have had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break with your family and are ready for another exciting term at Immanuel Lutheran College. We warmly welcome Ailish (2C) and Andrea (6L) to ILC this term and feel very blessed to have you join our community. Term Two will present many wonderful opportunities for our students to strive for their personal best in a variety of pursuits. We ask that you continue to work with us as educators, so that together we can encourage our children to give their best effort always.
Achieving Your Personal Best The idea of a Personal Best or ‘PB’ encourages students to meet and exceed their own best performance and standards. Athletes tend to judge their own performances by how close to their ‘PB’ it is. And, it can be a huge source of disappointment to fall below this in a major championship. Your ‘PB’can be used as a tool to navigate your own performances and expectations. A ‘PB’ is an acknowledgment that an individual gave their best possible response based on the knowledge and capabilities they had in that moment. In our normal day-to-day life, some of the criteria we can use for assessing our own ‘PB’ is to ask ourselves some of the following questions: •
Am I thinking clearly here?
What can I learn from the feelings I have in this situation?
Are these feelings an accurate representation of reality?
How can I solve this problem in the short-term?
What steps can I take to ensure it doesn’t happen again?
Have I done my best?
There’s a satisfaction and honour that comes with doing your ‘PB’ in any given situation. I commend to our Primary School students this notion. Commit to doing your ‘PB’ this term.
Primary Tuckshop At the commencement of Term Two, our Primary School Tuckshop became fully cashless. All orders will now need to be made via the www.flexischools.com.au link, including incidentals such as ice blocks with no over the counter sales available. We believe this will streamline and simplify our service to students. A detailed letter was sent home last week. www.immanuel.qld.edu.au
Parent Teacher Interviews Our re-scheduled interviews will be held tomorrow, Thursday, 20 April. The times that were already booked last term will be automatically transferred over to this new date. Should this not suit your family, I would ask that you make direct contact with your child’s teacher to arrange an alternate time. Please contact the Primary School Office on T: 5477 3402 for assistance. Thank you in advance for your involvement in these important discussions regarding your child’s progress. We look forward to seeing you there.
ANZAC Day March Immanuel students will be marching in the Buderim Parade on Tuesday, 25 April. I strongly encourage Primary School students to march as representatives of our College community. Please assemble in the Woolworths Car Park (Buderim) at 8.15am in formal uniform, including hat.
Chapel Offerings Our offerings this term continue to support our Compassion children. Students are reminded to bring their offering along each Friday morning. Due to this week’s cross country carnival, Primary School Chapel will commence in Week Two.
NAPLAN Testing The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. On Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May, students will undertake the 2017 NAPLAN tests. NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four domains of Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. Should you have any queries regarding NAPLAN, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Jodie Hayat in the first instance.
Year 6 into 7 Transition – Calendar Change In consultation with Mr Nick Cheyne, Head of Secondary School, we have changed the way we conduct our Year 6 into 7 Transition Program at the College. More details will be sent to Year 6 families closer to the time regarding specific timings, however, the program will now be held on Monday, 16 October (a Pupil Free Day). I would ask Year 6 families to note this change.
Grooming Parents are reminded of the need to ensure that student grooming and the wearing of uniforms are in line with the College expectations (See College diary and parent handbook). Page 6
Particularly, I would draw your attention to the following areas:
• Boys’ and girls’ hair is to be kept clean, neat and tidy, off the
face; of natural appearance, not dyed, tinted or bleached. Boys’ hair should be short above the collar.
• Black leather shoes should be plain, conventional lace-up and well maintained.
they provide for the students attending Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care. We look forward to the great activities being offered again this term. Thank you for the continued support of your child’s learning journey at Immanuel. Scott Moore – Head of Primary School
• Students may not wear any makeup at any time. • Girls may wear plain gold or silver studs or sleepers only. Exemption requests for items of uniform that are not available for a period can be made in writing to your child’s teacher or the Primary School Office.
Primary School Cross Country Carnival The P-12 Cross Country Carnival will be held this Friday, 21 April. It is an exciting event for the Primary School, especially for our Prep students participating for the first time. Parents have received information regarding age group race times. Please ensure your child has adequate water and is wearing sunscreen. We look forward to a terrific morning of fun, healthy competition and ILC school spirit.
SCISSA Training and Gala day SCISSA training recommences in Week Two for Years 4 to 6 students with our next Gala Day planned for Thursday, 8 June.
College Calendar April Wednesday 19 P&F Community Meeting, D4, 7.00pm Thursday 20 PS re-scheduled parent teacher interviews Friday 21 PS/SS Cross Country Carnival Tuesday 25 ANZAC Day Public Holiday ILC March, Buderim Wednesday 26 SS Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 3.30pm-7.00pm Thursday 27 SS Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 3.30pm-7.00pm
Friday 28 PS SCIPHA Chess Competition
The Primary School Assembly schedule for Term Two is listed below. For families new to the College, these are held in the Primary School Hall at 2.20pm on Mondays (except Week Three).
Saturday 29 Class of 2007 10 Year Reunion
Week 2 – P-6 Anzac Assembly Week 3 – Years P-2 (Tuesday 8.45am) Week 4 – Years 3-6 Week 5 - Years P-2 Week 6 – Years 3-6 Week 7 - Years P-2 Week 8 – Years 3-6 Week 9 - Years P-2
May Monday 1 Labour Day Public Holiday Wednesday 3 SS Photo Day 1 Thursday 4 Year 7 Vaccinations Day 2 Friday 5 Year 12 BCT Soiree, A J Jericho Stadium
Vacation Care and Outside School Hours Care The Vacation Care Program over the semester break has been a success once again. Parents are reminded that bookings need to be made for Outside School Hours Care with Ms Tamara Scutts through the Outside School Hours Care facility. Outside School Hours Care resumes at the start of term as usual. We take this opportunity to thank Ms Scutts and the Vacation Care staff for the wonderful program www.immanuel.qld.edu.au
Secondary School I think it is safe to say that the end of Term One was abrupt and perhaps even as little chaotic. The remnants of Cyclone Debbie had a significant impact on the Sunshine Coast. As a result, students and teachers were sent home from the campus. It has meant that some adjustment to planned learning activities, including some assessment tasks has taken place. This may mean that students are undertaking some work early in Term Two that was planned for the end of last term. I extend my appreciation to parents, teachers and students for being responsive and adaptable. A collective approach underlines the significance of community. Having moved from Far North Queensland, I am only too familiar with the threat of tropical cyclones. Locals are well versed in emergency kits, stocking relevant food and filling the bath with water as a supply. I was recently speaking with a woman who lived in Darwin during Cyclone Tracy. She expressed what an emotional ordeal it was to have the devastating cyclone hit the city during the dark of night. It does make me think what it would have been like to experience the savage storm while on a boat in the middle of a sea and then to watch Jesus, who was sleeping, stand up and command the storm to cease. The response of those who knew him well is recorded in Matthew Chapter 8 “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” In this account, we learn that circumstances can be challenging, Jesus can be silent, but we can also cry to Him for help.
Kudos Parental engagement is a key objective of the College and communication is a critical element of this. I acknowledge Mr Ridout and Mrs Forsyth for demonstrating effective communication over the holidays. Mr Ridout outlined the adjustments that will be made for student presentations in English as a result of the abrupt end of term. Similarly, Mrs Forsyth made contact with parents regarding the upcoming parent/teacher/ student interviews and offered solutions to those parents who missed an interview due to her full schedule.
NAPLAN Practice (18, 19 and 20 April) Students in Years 7 and 9 completed the second day of their NAPLAN practice sessions this morning. These sessions aim to mimic the real testing days on 9 to 11 May, and afford an opportunity for the students to be familiar with what to expect. We are pleased with how students have approached the practice days.
ANZAC Day Remembrance Service (20 April) and Buderim Memorial March (25 April) The Secondary School will hold an ANZAC Remembrance Service tomorrow, Thursday 19 April, from 1.50pm in the Worship Centre. As a cohort we value this time as an opportunity to better understand the sacrifices made by the soldiers who landed at Gallipoli and those who followed their example in later conflicts. On ANZAC Day the College will be represented at the Buderim Memorial Service. We would like as many students as possible to be involved. Students are asked to report to myself and members of staff at 8.15am outside the Woolworths Centre in formal uniform, including hats, polished shoes and blazers for Years 10 to 12 students. This is a great opportunity to support our local community and to demonstrate respect for our veterans. We are looking forward to sharing both occasions with all families who are available to attend.
P-12 Cross Country Carnival (21 April) The 2017 Interhouse P-12 Cross Country Carnival will take place on Friday. All competitors, no matter where they place, will earn valuable points for their House. Students are permitted to wear their house uniform to and from the College on this day (including their sports hat) and are asked to ensure that they apply plenty of sunscreen. Other ‘must haves’ include a healthy lunch box, a water bottle and lots of house support. Age champions will be presented on assembly next week Thursday, 27 April from 1.50pm.
Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews (26-27 April) Many thanks to all families who have arranged their PTS Interviews. These interviews provide an opportunity to extend on the feedback provided in the Term One report and will run from 3.30pm to 7.00pm on 26 and 27 April in the Assembly Area. Should you still wish to secure an interview(s), please access the booking sheet at www. schoolinterviews.com.au using the code 623zu. Once confirmed your interview timetable will be emailed to you. Please note that you can return to your schedule at any time prior to the closing date (tomorrow) to change your bookings should the need arise.
Year 10 Blazer Presentation On Thursday, 27 April (Term Two, Week Two) Year 10 students will be presented with their blazers during a special assembly. Commencing at 1.50pm in the Worship Centre, parents are invited to join us and to share in a light afternoon tea on Fellowship Terrace after the presentation. Those students in Year 10 who already have blazers are asked to forward them to Miss Karageorge in the Secondary School Office should they not have already done so. Those who have blazers on order will have them stored at the College Shop until the presentation. We are looking forward to sharing this very special event with the cohort. Page 8
2017 BCT Midnight in Paris Jazz Soiree (5 May) We are looking forward to a fabulous night on Friday, 5 May when Year 12 BCT students transform the A J Jericho Stadium into the 2017 Midnight in Paris Jazz Soiree. Commencing at 6.30pm, the evening will showcase The Naughties Jazz Band, ILC Stage Band, and ILC music scholarship students. Years 11 and 12 Hospitality students will be assisting with the service of a two-course meal. Alcohol is available for purchase on the night via a cash only bar. Please note that the evening is an 18+ event. Tickets are available for $55.00 per person via Midnight in Paris . This event is all about providing an entertaining and enjoyable evening for our College community - we do hope that you can join us.
Year 8 Camp Consent Forms Year 8 students will be participating in their outdoor education camp next month from 16 to 19 May. Though a while away, it is important that all students have their consent and medical forms completed online to best accommodate for their needs. Parents are requested to attend to this no later than 28 April via the camp page at: http://www. adventurealternatives.com.au/immanuel8/
Aoyama Exchange – Host Families Required Please Many thanks to families who have responded to our call for host families to accommodate our visitors from Aoyama Gakuin School when they arrive in August. At this stage we are still in need of twelve homes and we would be very keen to hear from you if you are in a position to help. The students, who are aged between 13 to 15 years, will arrive at the College on 15 August and will depart on 25 August. As a host family you would need to be able to provide a bed for your student (this may be in a shared room with their host brother/sister), meals as required, transportation to and from the College and include them in your weekend/family activities. During the school day the students will accompany their host siblings to some classes and also participate in sightseeing activities off campus. Families who have hosted students in past years have found the experience very worthwhile, learning much about the Japanese culture and way of life. They are also provided with a small payment to assist with the costs associated. Should you wish to register as a host family, or would like more information on the program, please contact Miss Fiona Karageorge in the Secondary School Office E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 5477 3461. Nick Cheyne – Head of Secondary School
Important Information for Parents of Students in Years 10-12 As part of an ongoing research partnership between the College and the University of the Sunshine Coast, students in Years 10 to 12 will be completing a questionnaire investigating the relationship between adolescent and parental knowledge of attitudes and behaviours around alcohol consumption. This will be done under the supervision of Ashlie Robbs and Dr Bridie Scott-Parker from the Adolescent Risk Research Unit (ARRU). Ethical approval for the current research project has been gained from the University of the Sunshine Coast under the approval number: S/17/1020 The questionnaire will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete and though all students will be invited to participate, completion and submission of their questionnaire responses is entirely voluntary and does not require parental consent. Parent participants are invited to complete an online questionnaire at a time of convenience. The online survey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. To match parent and adolescent responses while maintaining anonymity and confidentiality, adolescents will be asked while completing the questionnaire in class to create a unique identifying code that parents will use when completing their questionnaires online. The unique identifying code is the first two letters of the adolescent’s first name followed by the last two letters of the adolescent’s last name and the day they were born. For example, John Smith born 25/03/2001 would be JOTH25 and Carla Black born 03/12/2000 would be CACK03. The online questionnaire for mothers can be accessed using the following hyperlink and QR code: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ XWPDYDQ
The online questionnaire for fathers can be accessed using the following hyperlink and QR code: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ XHC5LLP
If there are major caregivers of adolescents that are not their mother or father they are encouraged to email me on abr008@student. usc.edu.au so I am able to send a hyperlink and QR code for a questionnaire that is tailored to their situation. As an incentive for participation, adolescent participants who complete the questionnaire and have one parent complete the online questionnaire will go into the draw to win a $30.00 gift card for Events Cinemas. Thank-you for your time Rod Blom – Year 11 Coordinator
Secondary School Sport Term Two has traditionally been very busy, and with a variety of interhouse, interschool and district competitions occurring over the next nine weeks, the College’s sporting program will be eventful.
P-12 Cross Country Carnival The P-12 Cross Country Carnival will be staged this Friday, 21 April around the College grounds. Primary School students will participate early morning, followed by the 12 years to open schedule commencing and finishing on Main Oval from 11.15am to 1.20pm, as detailed below. Parents are most welcome to support the students. Students may wear their House t-shirt and sports gear to school. Morning home group and lessons 2, 3 and 4 will be held before students move to Main Oval for their races. At the end of the program, students will return for their lunch break and lessons 8 and 9. 11.15am – 12 years’ boys 11.25am – 12 years’ girls 11.35am – 13 years’ boys 11.45am – 13 years’ girls 12.00noon – 14 years’ boys 12.10pm – 14 years’ girls 12.20pm – 15 years’ boys 12.30pm – 15 years’ girls 12.45pm – 16 years’ boys 12.55pm – 16 years’ girls 1.10pm – Open boys 1.20pm – Open girls
SCISSA Volleyball commences this Wednesday for our senior teams. Senior Boys v SCGS at SCGS at 4.45pm Senior Girls A v SCGS at SCGS today at at 4.00pm Senior Girls B have a bye. Tennis commences next week. The final draw for the competition will be forwarded as soon as it is confirmed.
Rugby 7s The boys’ competition for the U13 and U15 divisions will commence next week. Our teams are looking forward to picking up from where they left off last year with another very successful season in this expanded competition. Specific details of the games and venues will be distributed to the teams this week. www.immanuel.qld.edu.au
Immanuel has been selected to host the SCISSA group of schools girls’ rugby 7s program which will occur each Wednesday afternoon from Weeks two to seven on ILC’s Main Oval from 4.15pm to 5.15pm. The program will be directed by Queensland Rugby development officers and include the first four weeks of VIVA 7s which is a non-contact introduction to the game, followed by a threeweek program of the full game (including tackling). We are expecting more than 50 girls from a number of SCISSA schools to participate in the program. ILC girls can collect an information sheet and sign up for this program in the Stadium Office this week. The cost of the 7-week program is $25.00 which students should bring to their first session.
Basketball The Intermediate Boys basketball team capped off a very successful season by winning the premiership in the U16 Clippers Competition. This result should hold them in good stead in preparing for next semesters Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Basketball Competition. We currently have junior boys, intermediate boys and senior boys’ teams training. With the appointment of additional basketball coaches in the very near future, we will commence training for our girls’ teams to ensure that all are well prepared for next term’s competition.
District Sports Trials The next group of district sports trials will take place on Tuesday, 2 May from 4.30pm to 5.30pm for the following sports and age divisions: • •
15 years boys and girls basketball at SCGS at 4.30pm 15 years girls soccer at Bee Gees Soccer Fields, Beerwah at 4.30pm • 15 years boys soccer at Suncoast CC at 4.30pm • 15 years boys rugby union at MFAC at 4.30pm • 13 – 18 years surfing at a date and venue to be finalised • 13 – 19 years golf – regional trial on 23 May – handicap required Students interested in attending these trials should collect information from the Stadium Office and ensure that their name is included on the specific lists so that it can be forward to the various selectors.
Monday Night Netball Results for 27 March ILC1 39: PLC 11. A must win game and one in which the girls applied the strategies they have been working on in training. They maintained their high work rate throughout all four quarters. Player of the match: Isabella Marchant. ILC2 had a three-point win over Siena with each player giving her all for the entire game. Every loose ball, every extra stretch for a tip, every interception paid off! Nicola Bunker was voted player of the match. Page 10
ILC3 played a much more controlled and skillful game this week. Each player controlled her position well to create a fluent team effort that resulted in a win against Unity. ILC4 24: GSLC 11. The girls came out of the blocks firing. It was so good to see them open up the court with fast movement and good timing on their preliminary movements and drives. Defensively, they improved throughout the entire match, giving the circle defenders a lot of opportunity to turn over the ball. Player of the match: Emma Rawlings. ILC5 22: MSHS 7. The girls showed patience and teamwork to work the ball down the court and feed intelligently to our shooters. They showed good discipline in the centre third with some quality plays in the fourth quarter to protect possession resulting in goals. Player of the match was Kiralee Brown for her adaptability and versatility.
Our small, hardworking committee has done the leg work and now require your help to bring it all together. Please look at the roster below and see if you can allocate just one or two hours to come along and assist.
ILC7 2: Caloundra SH: 2. The girls had a tough game but kept on pushing through to play the best netball they could. Everyone worked on the skills they had practiced in training to get the ball to the shooters. Player of the match: Sophie Crowe.
Send your contact details and preferred day/s and time/s to:
Craig Harris – Head of Sport Years 8-12 T: 5477 3444 E: email@example.com
SMS - 0406 944 988 your name and availability
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org (please use subject: ‘VOLUNTEER’) or Morning tea and lunch is provided during the big set-up days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), plus you’ll get a chance to meet and work with a fun group of people! Thanking you in advance, 2017 Immanuel Arts Festival Committee
Plans are underway to once again transform the A J Jericho Stadium into an art gallery for this year’s Immanuel Arts Festival (25-28 May). 2017 marks the Festival’s 37th year; its longstanding success made possible due to the amazing volunteers and support within our College community.
MON 22 May
9.00am - 3.00pm
Helpers to assist hang the artwork
TUES 23 May
9.00am - 3.00pm
WED 24 May
9.00am - 3.00pm
WED 24 May
We are looking for someone who has a small moving truck or large trailer to collect plants from a nursery in Chevallum – approx. 50 pots
THUR 25 May
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Gala Opening night
Hosts needed to meet and greet and assist with ticket sales, plus oversee the wine bar
FRI 26 May
10.00am - 2.00pm
Hosts needed in 1-hour blocks only to wander the gallery floor and assist with purchases as required
SAT 27 May
10.00am - 4.00pm
Hosts needed in 1-hour blocks to wander the gallery floor and assist with purchases as required
SUN 28 May
10.00am - 2.00pm
Hosts needed in 1-hour blocks to wander the gallery floor and assist with purchases as required
MON 29 May
9.00am – 11.00am
Helpers to assist in final pack up
Instrumental Music April Thursday 20
ANZAC Day SS Assembly, 1.50pm, Worship Centre. Ensemble members arrive for warm-up/set-up at 9.20am.
Ben Tacey and Mr Nelson Oakley
ANZAC Day PS Assembly, 2.20pm, PS Hall.
Music Tour Students
Rehearsals, 3.30pm – 5.30pm, KM8.
Buderim ANZAC Day Parade. Parade commences at 8.30am. Symphonic Band to arrive no later than 7.45am.
Friends of Music
Meeting, 7.00pm, KM9.
Concert and Open Rehearsal, KM8, 11.00am. Performers to arrive and rehearse at 10.50am.
College Chorale, Immanuel’s Specialist Vocal Group, Preppie Choir, Years 1-3 Choir, Years 4-6 Choir
Concert: Immanuel Sings, 5.00pm, Worship Centre. Students who are performing to arrive at 4.00pm. Event is expected to finish by 6.30pm.
Instrumental Music Welcome Concert Symphonic Band, Stage Band, Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Vivace String Ensemble, Animato String Ensemble, Con Brio String Ensemble, Beginner String Ensemble and Beginner Band performed exceptionally well at this event. Thank you to all the families who supported our performance. Thank you also to Immanuel’s administration and teaching staff who attended. Our performers, both young and older, greatly appreciated the enthusiastic applause from the audience.
ANZAC Day – Performance Commitments On Tuesday, 25 April, Symphonic Band will take part in the Buderim ANZAC Day Parade. Students must be at Harcourts, formally known as RealWay Property Consultants, 66-68 Burnett Street, Buderim no later than 7.45am. Please note that the road through Buderim is closed from 8.00am to 9.00am. Thank you in advance to those students and families who are assisting with the ensemble set up, prior to 7.45am. Symphonic Band will also be involved in the Secondary School’s ANZAC Service on Thursday, 20 April at 1.50pm in the Worship Centre. Symphonic Band will be required at the Worship Centre at 1.00pm on the day. Students are to bring their lunch with them. Students are responsible for their own instruments and music. Please note that both of these events are very prestigious and it is expected that every student in the ensemble is present. Students must wear full formal school uniform, including blazers and hats.
Choir Rehearsals – Week 1 – Week 3
Music Tour – Sydney
Due to Monday’s public holiday, and the other public holidays that will occur in Term Two, the following vocal ensembles will rehearse at the times shown below for Weeks One to Three of Term Two.
Due dates for instalments associated with the tour.
Week One: Friday, 21 April – College Chorale, 1.05pm – 1.50pm Week Two: Monday, 24 April – Years 4-6 Choir, 10.50am – 11.35am
Payment 2: $500 – Friday, 21 April 2017 Payment 3: $300 – Friday, 19 May 2017 Direct Debit is available. Please speak directly with the College’s Business Office if you wish to organise for Direct Debit.
Monday, 24 April – College Chorale, 3.30pm – 4.30pm Monday, 24 April – Specialist Choir, 4.30pm – 5.00pm Week Three: Tuesday, 2 May – Years 4-6 Choir, 10.50am – 11.35am Tuesday, 2 May – College Chorale, 1.05pm – 1.50pm Tuesday, 2 May – 3.15pm, quick run through before we meet for ‘Immanuel Sings’
Midnight in Paris – Stage Band Performance and Workshop
SEQTA Learn and SEQTA Engage Students and families should regularly check SEQTA Learn and SEQTA Engage for updates to the Instrumental Music Calendar, Instrumental Music Timetables and ensemble rehearsal details. Emily Bonar – Instrumental Music Coordinator T: 5477 3444 E: email@example.com
We are gearing up for an outstanding ‘Midnight in Paris’ soiree on Friday, 5 May. As part of this event, Stage Band will take part in a workshop with the guest band/musicians. The workshop will run from 12.30pm to 3.00pm in KM8. The lunch break will be from 1.30pm to 1.50pm. During the workshop, Stage Band and guest band/musicians will rehearse the repertoire for that evening’s performance. Midnight in Paris is going to be outstanding. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets online!
Immanuel Sings – Save the Date Instrumental Music families and friends are invited to come along to an afternoon of music on Tuesday, 2 May at 5.00pm in the Worship Centre. Immanuel Sings will feature all our College’s vocal ensembles and will be a chance for families to hear some of the repertoire our ensembles have been working on this year. The College Chorale, Immanuel’s Specialist Choir, Preppie Choir, Years 1-3 Choir and Years 4-6 Choir will all perform at this event. Students in these ensembles are asked to be at the Worship Centre no later than 4.00pm. A number of SS students will be asked to help from 2.00pm to help set up the performance space. This will be a relaxed performance environment and a chance for families and friends to have an up-close encounter with our vocal ensembles. The event is expected to be finished by 6.30pm at the latest. Performing students are asked to kindly assist with packing up, following the performance. Students must wear full formal school uniform; males in the College Chorale and Specialist Choir must wear trousers. Blazers are required for students in College Chorale and Specialist Choir.
Commercial Operations Tuckshops
Primary School Tuckshop
A reminder that the Primary School Tuckshop is now cashless and there is no longer any facility for handling cash. This means all items need to be purchased on FlexiSchools. We believe this will streamline and simplify our service to students. Thank you for your support.
Secondary formal hats are in stock. Students who need to have their hat replaced are required to come into the College shop with their existing hat by the end of April, as we need to send the old ones back to the supplier. So please call in as soon as possible.
Get Started with FlexiSchools… You can set up an account online – it only takes a minute! Register for FlexiSchools by visiting www.flexischools.com.au. Add your child, their school and class to get started. Top up your account via Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or direct deposit. Make an order by selecting from the range of options and proceed to make payment for the order listed in your order pad. Review orders by logging back in to your FlexiSchools account. You can set recurring orders, view transaction history, or cancel orders via your FlexiSchools login.
Winter Uniforms Now is the time to look at winter uniforms. Trousers are in stock for senior boys (and music students who are required to wear them). Also in stock are jumpers and tracksuit tops. Please do not leave purchasing until it turns cold as you may experience delays if we run out of stock. Blazers Students in Years 11 and 12 who have had their blazer pocket replaced can now collect their blazers. Year 10 blazers will be presented to the students next week. Diane Paterson – Commercial Operations Manager T: 5477 3457 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary School Tuckshop Students can still use cash, order online or over the counter in the Secondary School. Tuckshop Volunteers A sincere thank you to our wonderful parents and friends who have volunteered for another term. There are still some spots on our tuckshop rosters that need filling. If you are able to help – even just once a term – please contact me or Linda Ahrens in the Primary School Tuckshop on T: 5477 3462 or Cherie Mobbs in the Secondary School Tuckshop on T: 5477 3456.
College Shop Hours Term Time Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30am–11.00am Wednesday from 2.00pm–4.00pm We are closed on Friday. Alternatively, items can be ordered online via www.flexischools.com.au and delivered to your child’s teacher.
We are always looking for more volunteers – no experience needed as staff are always on hand. We welcome any time you can give, whether it is once a week, fortnight, term or month, if only for a few hours. Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents and become part of our College community. You are assured of a very warm welcome!
Help needed, please contact Diane T: 54 77 3457 or email@example.com
Secondary School Tuckshop Monday to Friday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
17 18 19 20 21
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
24 25 26 27 28
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
April 2017 Public Holiday - Easter Monday Kate Beard Megan Harradine Jean North Jayne Pollard Jacqui Klibbe
Primary Tuckshop (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Joyclyn Turner Katrina Kesley
Jean North Lenore Dow Public Holiday - Anzac Day Dot Robson Kana Chan
1 2 3 4 5
Anna Conn May 2017 Public Holiday - Labour Day Terri Lanham Jean North Megan Harradine Monica Wilkinson Esther Wong Jayne Pollard
Shona Mc Donald Kim Wooley
Merci Couston Claire Lunny
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
15 16 17 18 19
Jean North Terri Lanham Megan Harradine Esther Wong
Monica Wilkinson Jayne Pollard
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
22 23 24 25
Jean North Tina Olson Anna Conn
Jean North Carlie Brial
Monday 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 31
Kirsten Dick Lesley Badley
Alex Young Tania Oldfield
Cheryl McLean Merci Couston June 2017
Michelle Webber Jayne Pollard
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5 6 7 8 9
Margaret Outridge Tina Olson Jean North Megan Harradine Jacqui Klibbe
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12 13 14 15 16
Jean North Terri Lanham Inna Atkinson
Rochell Robertson Monica Wilkinson Anna Conn
Public Holiday - Sunshine Coast Show Day