Sports and Cocurricular Activities

Learning at Immanuel Lutheran College continues beyond the classroom

At Immanuel, our sports and cocurricular activities give your child the best start to life. We encourage them to challenge themselves and to take their learning beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. With world class facilities and state of the art learning spaces, your child is well equipped to achieve more academically, become a stronger leader, and develop an open and balanced mind. We aim to instil a love of learning that stems from their early years through to adulthood.

Sports opportunities for students

Enrol your child in a school that has produced some of Australia’s greatest athletes and sporting legends. We’re proud to call Olympians and world champions ‘Old Scholars’.

 Inspiring Old Scholars Achieving in Sport

Our Alumni - Ashle Noffke
Class of 1994

Ashley Noffke

Australian cricket team

Our Alumni - Charles Wyllie
Class of 1998

Charles Wyllie

Professional rugby player

Our Alumni - Alana Boyd
Class of 2001

Alana Boyd

2008/2012/2016 Olympic Games.
4th in Pole Vault at Rio
2010/2014 Commonwealth Games
6 World Championship Events

Our Alumni - Heath Tessman
Class of 2001

Heath Tessman

Professional rugby player

Our Alumni - Jacinta Boyd
Class of 2003

Jacinta Boyd

World Juniors and World University Games (long jump)

Immanuel FC

Paving the way for success.

For soccer stars in the making, Immanuel Football Club (FC) operates within the Junior Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association (SCCSA) competition across the age groups U6-U17/18, which aligns with Prep through to Year 12. Immanuel FC is open for children within the school community, with 30% of players from outside the College. The club helps children to develop their best abilities, growing confidence and resilience as they advance through the age groups. Immanuel Football Club provides a pathway for players to represent in older age groups, U10 to U17/18.

ILC Netball

The team to beat.

For a fast-paced, intensive game, ILC Netball Club is open to students from Immanuel as well as other schools on the Sunshine Coast. The club is a Sunshine Coast Netball Association (SCNA) member which is part of Netball Queensland. The season is open from March to September and games are held on Saturday mornings at the Sunshine Coast Netball Association courts in Maroochydore. The club is run by volunteer parents and community members, offering a fun, supportive, family-focused environment.

Immanuel Secondary School students (Years 7-12) also play in the Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools’ Netball Competition (SCSSNC) from February to June. Games are held on Monday nights at the Sunshine Coast Netball Association Courts in Maroochydore.

Swim School

Creating internal drive and thinking big.

Have fun and stay safe in the water with Immanuel Swim School. Accessible to all members of the community, our Swim School is dedicated to providing a professional approach, with fun programs led by experienced instructors. We offer three levels: water familiarisation with basic swimming practices and water safety skills, stroke development to teach children the biomechanics of basic swimming techniques, and advanced stroke development to enhance race fitness and introduce children to squads. For Swim Schools Sunshine Coast, Immanuel Lutheran College offers the best value and experience.

Champion athletes start here

From netballers to touch football, swimming champions to elite equestrian and volleyball players, Immanuel Lutheran College is teeming with opportunities for the best sports lovers to begin their journey. We have helped pave the way for many professional athletes and Olympians to succeed in sports and life. We also have a team of professional athletes onsite who assist with coaching.

For a full list and to learn more about our in-school sports opportunities, click on the link below to be redirected to our Sports page.

Inspiring Old Scholars Achieving in Sport

Our Alumni - Matt Boyd
Class of 2005

Matthew Boyd

World Junior and World Youth Championships (pole vault),
2014 Commonwealth Games

Tom Cox former student ILC Private School Sunshine Coast
Class of 2006

Tom Cox

Professional rugby player, 2009 Australian Rugby 7s

Dimity Stoyle - Former Student ILC Sunshine Coast
Class of 2008

Dimity Stoyle

Australian Champion (surfing)
Top 25 Surfer in the World

Our Alumni - Alyce Wood - Training World Class Athletes at School
Class of 2009

Alyce Wood
(nee Burnett)

2016/2021 Olympian (kayaking K2 event)

Our Alumni - Luke Farrell
Class of 2011

Luke Farrell

World U19 Age Group Champion
Australian Junior Triathlon team, 2009/2010/2011

Cocurricular excellence

At Immanuel Lutheran College, we believe children need a variety of learning experiences to help them achieve their highest level of academic success. We take a holistic approach to your child’s growth, whether that’s academic, artistic or social and emotional. That’s why we offer a large portfolio of cocurricular programs and clubs, including:

  • art
  • chess
  • LEGO
  • coding
  • robotics
  • construction
  • outdoor education
  • eco-club
  • debating
  • music (with more than 25 ensembles to choose from)

There are also support groups, spiritual retreats, workshops, tours, festivals and much more. Your child will find new opportunities to explore at every turn.


Immanuel music

Immanuel offers a highly acclaimed cocurricular music program that ensures students have the best opportunities to reach their musical potential. From piano and singing lessons starting in Prep, through to strings lessons commencing in Year 3 and woodwind in Year 4, there is a class to suit all musical interests.

Fruehlingsfest - Immanuel's Landmark Festival on the Sunshine Coast

Immanuel festivals

The Immanuel Arts Festival is the largest community arts event on the Sunshine Coast showcasing local artistic talent. It is a celebration of fine and contemporary art, promoting visual, creative and performance art. We also host Voices on the Coast, a festival for budding writers, and our very popular Fruehlingsfest, our salute to all things German. It’s Wunderbar! Ask anyone who has attended!


Tournament Of Minds

Tournament of Minds is a problem-solving program for teams of students in primary and secondary school levels. Students are expected to solve demanding challenges and the program encourages them to think outside the square.

Our School Chaplaincy Service


Soularise is a youth group for high schoolers at Immanuel Lutheran College. It is available for children from Years 7-12, offering day camps and Friday night Youth Nights. The goal of Soularise is to empower and equip young people in their discipleship journey with Christ.

Why choose Immanuel’s cocurriculars?

Taking place before or after school, or during lunch break, cocurricular activities can help students to:

  • enhance social skills and make friends with like-minded students
  • improve academic performance through the development of concentration and time management skills
  • relieve stress and relax, taking the focus off homework and studying for exams
  • develop special interests and hobbies that can last well past school years
  • find or enhance career goals outside conventional learning techniques
  • become more independent in learning and development.


Sports scholarships

Immanuel Sports Facilities - Best Schools on the Sunshine Coast for Sports

We offer sports scholarships for students entering Years 10 and 11, awarded to students for excellence in sport. Scholarships are based on school record, interviews and references.

Book a school tour

Take a walking tour of Immanuel Lutheran College Buderim

Immanuel Lutheran College in Buderim offers students some of the best sporting and cocurricular resources and learning spaces of all schools on the Sunshine Coast. Bring your budding athlete to an Immanuel Open Day or book a school tour to see what we can offer your child.

Feel inspired

Our sports and cocurricular offerings are designed to inspire your child to be the best they can be. Learn more about what inspires us at Immanuel Lutheran College.