We’ve proudly earnt our reputation as one of the most innovative schools on the Sunshine Coast. Situated among 23 picturesque hectares in Buderim, your child will uncover a world of academic, sporting and cultural opportunities. Discover contemporary learning spaces, a state-of-the-art immersive environmental centre, 21st century teaching methods and nurturing class groups. Academic success, while important, is only part of the education journey. We believe in raising joyful, confident learners and our exceptional staff care for each student’s social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, every day.
To gauge whether we are the right school for your child is to allow them to Walk with Us as an Immanuel student for a day. This is an invaluable experience to allow your child the opportunity to establish friendships, meet our highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers, participate in classroom activities and experience the every day opportunities that are the soul of our College. If you would like your child to walk with us for a day, please contact our Enrolment Registrar, Mrs Irene Dabinet on 07 5477 3441 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Immanuel is a member of a number of sports associations that allows our students to represent the College in a wide variety of local, regional and state sporting competitions. These include:
Immanuel’s highly acclaimed cocurricular music program is one of the College’s key strengths. Our students are committed to excellence and perform regularly at events across the Sunshine Coast. Students are also given the opportunity to tour as part of our various ensembles. In recent years, there have been music tours to Melbourne, Sydney and regionally.
Lessons are available on campus for piano, singing, music theory, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, tuned percussion and untuned percussion.
Students may begin piano and singing lessons in Prep, violin/viola/cello lessons in Year 3 and all remaining instruments in Year 4. In exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered for students wishing to begin learning at a younger age. Lessons are held in class time – in group or individual lessons – on a rotational timetable.
The Beginner Woodwind, Brass and Orchestral Percussion Program is open to all students in Year 4 who wish to play a woodwind, brass or orchestral instrument (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba or orchestral percussion). Expressions of interest are taken when the student is in Year 3 (Term Three) and lessons start when they are in Year 4. Emphasis is placed on developing the correct technique and students join Immanuel’s Beginner Band and work towards advancing to Concert Band. Students also receive one year of free tuition and use of a College instrument (for a fee of $80.00 per term). At the end of the year, students are encouraged to undertake group/individual lessons on their chosen instrument.
Hello, and a warm welcome to Immanuel. One of the key aspects of the ILC experience is the genuine sense of connection that our students and families feel when they join our community, one that I can personally attest to having had my four children attend, two of whom are still here. The warm, caring and supportive environment allows young people to grow and develop their individual gifts and talents, whether that be in academics, culture, sport or service.
Whether it be through my involvement in teaching Senior Construction, serving in the local soup kitchen or coaching the first 18, I am constantly reminded of the importance of the whole child, and how essential it is that all our students feel a sense of belonging where they can be their best self.
I invite you to visit our campus and experience first-hand the unique community that is Immanuel Lutheran College.
We believe that the whole person is the whole point. Our goal is to produce exceptional, well rounded young adults and we achieve this, to a large degree, at our Mount Binga campus. Any student and Old Scholar will say that one of the highlights of an Immanuel education was their Mount Binga experience. All Year 10 students go to Mount Binga, on the Blackbutt Range, to gain an appreciation of the environment, to forge new relationships and to understand the importance of independence and self-reliance. Students do their own cooking, washing and prepare camp rations. They learn how to work and live together; how to depend on and appreciate each other far more than in the normal day-to-day school routine. They learn bush survival skills; they learn how to hike, to read maps and to navigate; and they learn how valuable water is for farming and livestock.
Another important program is the Rite Journey, which all students in Year 9 participate in.
The Rite Journey was created by South Australian physical education teacher Andrew Lines and is a modern-day version of a traditional rite of passage which transforms adolescents from dependency to responsibility. The program’s simple rituals aim to give students a positive pathway into adulthood and is the ideal platform to prepare them for the College’s Mt Binga program.
Originally developed for boys but later adapted for girls, the Rite Journey is a year-long, school-based program which teachers are trained to deliver. The program uses a mixture of rituals, physical challenges, discussion and guidance to start the process of turning Year 9s into responsible, respectful and resilient adults. Lessons are held sitting on the floor, instead of behind desks, and boys discuss topics such as mateship, how to deal with anger and how to talk to girls. Girls examine issues such as body image, self-worth, friendships and cyber-bullying.
The program is taught in more than 70 schools (over 7,000 students) in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Belgium and South Korea.
The Rite Journey is designed to:
Parents and carers are an integral part of the process and are included in all communication regarding the program. They are educated in how to support the program and the emotional and social growth of their children in their own home.
Information concerning the College's P-12 academic program is available on Immanuel's website.
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