126-142 Wises Road
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556
CRICOS course code: 098501B
Level of study: Primary and High School
At Immanuel, relationships are at the core of all that we do. Students are inspired to learn in a caring, nurturing community enabling graduates to become highly competent young adults capable of making a positive contribution to their country and the world. We immerse young people in a contemporary curriculum by providing them with opportunities to flourish socially, physically and intellectually.
Year 7 is a key entry point and Immanuel’s exceptional teaching and pastoral teams ensure students experience a seamless transition from primary to secondary schooling. Beginning with a small set of core teachers, students grow to interact with a full range of subject teachers and specialist facilities including science laboratories, kitchens, engineering workshops and design, performing arts, media and visual arts spaces.
We are especially proud of the fact that students can enjoy their learning in a supportive Christian environment where they will also appreciate and participate in the spiritual dimension that is too often lacking from twenty-first century curricula.
Year 10 is the key foundational year for senior studies in which teachers guide students to further develop the skills needed for success in Years 11 and 12. Additionally, it is a year for each student to begin to plan for their future. Our Careers Guidance program provides students with an understanding of the skills valued by employers and the many post-secondary pathways available to them. Opportunities are provided to sample preferred senior subjects before students work with parents and senior staff to plan an individual pathway to their preferred future.
The Rite Journey
The Rite Journey is an integral part of the College’s pastoral care program and focuses on students in Year 9. The program was created by South Australian physical education teacher Andrew Lines and is a modern-day version of the 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 which all students attend in Year 10.
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 over 70 schools in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Belgium and South Korea and is delivered in single gender, small classes. It is designed to:
The importance of providing some form of rite of passage for young people is recognised by experts in education and psychology such as Michael Ungar and Steve Biddulph, who extol the virtues of rediscovering such a process in today's society.
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Immanuel Lutheran College126-142 Wises Road