Immanuel College (Australia)
Motto in English
|Type||Independent, Lutheran, Co-educational, Day and Boarding|
Adelaide, South Australia
|Colours||Blue, Gold & White|
Immanuel College, is a Lutheran school in Adelaide, South Australia. It is the only Lutheran college in Adelaide that has boarders. Its sister schools include Concordia College in Adelaide, Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Gymnasium in Windsbach, Germany and Kyushu Lutheran College in Kumamoto, Japan.
Immanuel College was founded in 1895 at Point Pass (north of Eudunda, east of the Clare Valley), before its subsequent move to North Adelaide in 1921. The founder was Pastor Georg Leidig and his eldest son Paul (correspondence in referenced book) taught there from 1950 until 1956. During WWII, the buildings were required by the Air Force, and the college was forced to temporarily move to North Walkerville for the period 1942–1946. In 1949, land at Novar Gardens was acquired from the Morphett family property 'Cummins', and the school was eventually established there in 1957. Cummins House was sold to the State Government in 1977, and Immanuel College leased that property for 5 years from 1982 to 1987.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Novar Gardens campus, Immanuel College upgraded the school gymnasium. The new sports centre includes a heated 25-metre 10-lane indoor swimming pool, a heated 15-metre by 6-metre hydrotherapy and learners pool, 3 indoor courts and a dance studio. A primary school oval was converted into the indoor basketball courts, and an existing auditorium and a new dance classroom were integrated into the new centre. Completed in 2008, the centre operates as an educational facility during the day, and as a community sports centre after hours.
The Margaret Ames Centre
The Margaret Ames Centre is the brand new senior school located at Immanuel College. Named after an old scholar and ex-teacher. It was opened in 2015 as the new building for year 10's, 11's and 12's to learn in. It includes classrooms, study areas, a cafe called 'The Wings Cafe' (based on the Immanuel logo of a dove), and a university style theatre called 'The Otto Theatre'. It has library access and has 4 floors. It is a modern looking building unattached from the old style of the middle school.
Immanuel has a long history of boarding, commencing with its inception as an exclusively boarding school at Point Pass in 1895. In the 21st century, Immanuel has boarding facilities for both males and females. In 2010 the college had accommodation for 132 students, with half of them in the main double storey building, 32 in eight self-contained units, and 34 in six fully equipped houses. The houses are named after the word for "Peace" in various languages – Heiwa, Pengon, Tangokorro, Frieden, Shalom and Koinonia.
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- Kyle Chalmers, Olympic Gold medallist swimmer
- Curtly Hampton, footballer
- Karl Hampton, Northern Territory Government Minister
- Lleyton Hewitt, tennis player
- Steven Marshall, South Australian leader of the opposition
- Brad Ottens, footballer
- Shaun Rehn, footballer
- Matthew Scharenberg, footballer
- Billy Stretch, footballer
- Laura and Natalie von Bertouch, netballers
- Mark and Stephen Williams, footballers
- Matt Williams, Federal parliamentarian
- School Performance Information 2009, www.immanuel.sa.edu.au
- Point Pass, au.totaltravel.yahoo.com; Point Pass, visitburra.com
- Leidig, Ludwig. Bombshell. sbpra 2013. ISBN 978-1-62516-346-2
- History, immanuel.sa.edu.au
- Fiona Baker,Cummins House restored to life, West Side, Messenger Press, August 1985. (Archived by West Torrens Historical Society)
- Cummins: new lease, Westside Messenger, 1987, Archived by West Torrens Historical Society.
- "Immanuel Sports Centre". Immanuel College.
- Personal Best Aquatics, www.personalbestaquatics.com.au
- Welcome to Immanuel Boarding, www.immanuel.sa.edu.au
- 2010 Boarding Handbook, www.immanuel.sa.edu.au
- School Performance Information 2008, www.immanuel.sa.edu.au