Connect@Immanuel

Greetings, and a very warm welcome to our College.

Immanuel Lutheran College is a Prep to Year 12 co-educational school with an onsite Early Learning Centre. Established in 1979, the College is the longest serving independent school on the Sunshine Coast and has forged a reputation for excellence that goes well beyond the academic achievements of its students.

At Immanuel, we take equal pride in encouraging students’ academic, cultural, social, physical, spiritual and pastoral development. Situated on 23 picturesque hectares and surrounded by rainforest, innovation is at the core of our programs seamlessly blending classroom, mobile and online experiences throughout the learning journey. I am often asked what sets Immanuel students apart. I believe it is the focus on the individual; harnessing their strengths and developing personalised pathways and programs of learning. While encouraging an individualised approach to learning, we also embrace events such as the Immanuel Arts Festival, Fruehlingsfest and Voices on the Coast Literature Festival to bring the wider community together. From 2018, a new Environmental Centre, the first of its kind for a school on the Sunshine Coast, will offer students from many schools the opportunity to work in ‘living’ classrooms under the guidance of teachers, including those from our local university.

An integral part of our approach to developing the whole person is the unique outdoor education program at our second campus, Mt Binga. Students spend time at Binga across various year levels, participating in a program which promotes teamwork and independent thinkers who have the confidence to take their place in the world, and develops the essential values of respect, care, trust and empathy.

Our vision is that Immanuel graduates will be identified by their confidence, optimism and respect for healthy relationships. They will be highly competent and capable of making a positive contribution to their country and the world. They will be well grounded with a sense of who they are in the world and a set of values founded in faith, reason and knowledge.

I am confident that Immanuel has the right blend of academic, sporting and cultural experiences for your child, and invite you to visit Immanuel and observe first-hand what makes our College one of the Sunshine Coast’s leading independent schools.

Colin Minke
Principal