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Simply the Best of Aus: Showcase 2017

What an incredible night we had at 2017 Showcase! We can’t come up with enough superlatives to express how incredible the night was and how proud we are of our amazing students and staff for staging something very special at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. An extra thanks to our special guests Ross Irwin & Tjupurru, with Ross having spent time working with our students during the week.

Grand Final Winners

There were wins all around for our girls last weekend in their Grand Finals. Our Open A Netball team defeated Westminster 67 – 46 in the season netball decider! The Open B girls Hockey team won their final in dramatic fashion with the score tied up 2-2 and 1min30secs remaining in the game, the girls were able to score 2 more goals and remain undefeated for the season. And last but by no means least, our A Grade Girls Badminton team were victorious in the Grand Final against Wilderness on Saturday. Well done girls!

National Champs - Australian A Cappella Awards

Congratulations to both of our Vocal Jazz Groups who gave outstanding performances at the Australian A Cappella Awards National Finals in Melbourne over the weekend. Vocal Jazz Blue were crowned National Champions at the in School Bands Division. Well done to Sky (Year 12) who won best vocal percussionist! We are so proud of all the students and staff involved for all their hard work and dedication to their music.

Genius Hour Projects

What would you do with a free hour a week? What are you passionate about? How can you make a difference? Term Three sees our Year 8 students answering these big questions during Genius Hour. Students are given control over their learning for a lesson a week to pursue an area they are interested in. It’s not for assessment, it’s not for their report and it’s not for their teachers- their passions are their own to share with their peers. Topics that students are working on are incredibly varied from research into sporting abilities, training a new pet, upcycling and re-purposing clothing, even developing an app to manipulate images. We can’t wait to see what they achieve.

Welcome Ross Irwin, Artist in Residence

Welcome to Ross Irwin, our Artist in Residence this week in the lead up to Showcase on Thursday. Ross, who is a writer, arranger and instrumentalist, is a member of The Cat Empire and has worked in the studio and live with the cream of Australian and international music including Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen), Harry Connick Jnr, Paul Kelly, Jessica Mauboy, Angus & Julia Stone, Vance Joy and so many more. It's so great to have someone of Ross's calibre here to work with our students this week.

Awarded one of the Top Innovative Schools in Australia

What an honour it is to be awarded as one of the Top Innovative Schools in Australia for the 2nd year running. A testament to our amazing staff who continue to support and develop our culture of innovation and lead change in education. Top read more visit: www.educatoronline.com.au/rankings/innovative-schools-2017/ and http://bit.ly/2wI778y The Innovative Schools report is complied by The Educator. It recognises innovative educators who are improving teaching and learning outcomes. The report covers the top 40 schools in Australia, and Immanuel College is only one of two selected from South Australia.

Table Tennis State Champions

Congratulations to our Open Boys Table Tennis team for taking out the SSSSA State Championships. They went undefeated throughout the preliminary and finals rounds. Fantastic work boys.

Welcoming back our most senior Old Scholars

What a wonderful day we had welcoming back our Senior Immanuel Old Scholars; those who were at Immanuel 60+ years ago. It was particularly great for our current students to spend time with those that share our love for the school from many years ago, share their memories and hear about all the good times spent at the College. A number of current students got to catch up with their grandparents who were Immanuel students themselves; fabulous to see family traditions continuing

Gold at ABODA School Band Festival

Back to back State Champions! Our Senior Concert Band yesterday won 1st place at the ABODA South Australian Bands Festival in the Advanced Division. Crowned champions in 2016, our musicians entered the 2017 event with creativity and dedication. Congratulations on an amazing result!

RoboCup State Champions

Congratulations to our senior RoboCup team of Stephanie, Alice, Cody, Helena & Sam who yesterday were awarded 2017 State Champions! Their Lion King inspired robotics routine was incredible & showcased for 3 terms of diligence and dedication. RoboCup Junior Australia Dance Competition is a stunning integration of Engineering, Technology and the Arts. Students program robots to dance to music and competitors are encouraged to decorate their entries and motorise robot movements to give their robots real personality.Well done to this team and to all our RoboCup participants.