Immanuel Parents and Friends Community
Chair – Sheldon Busch
Vice Chairperson – Melissa Evans
Secretary – Faith Hambrecht - Bowes
Treasurer – Trent Reisenleiter
- Mark Yeates
- Carlie Johnston
- Melissa Evans
- Denise Mulholland
- Trent Reisenleiter
- Sheldon Busch
- Clayton Tomlin
- Sam Hattrick
- Jo Boutchard
Parent forums and P & F meetings are advertised in the fortnightly College newsletter, Immanuel in Touch. We welcome you to these meetings to hear of the progress of the College and Parents & Friends Community. A membership fee of $25.00 per family gives you voting rights and this is paid as part of the Term 1 fee account. These meetings aim to be informative about the school, education, and topics relevant to parents. The elected P & F Executive meet on a monthly basis - on a Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Environmental Centre. Parents are most welcome to attend.
During the year, the P & F hosts several social functions for the enjoyment of parents. The commencement of the year social function is an ideal opportunity for parents to meet and talk to the teachers and to interact with other parents, especially those involved with your child's class or home group. Please come and enjoy the evening.
The P & F Community raises money through the Immanuel Arts Festival and Fruehlingsfest spring fair. This money is directed back into the College in equipment and financial assistance to various projects. Some projects include construction of the blue multi-purpose courts and parent pavilion on Main Oval. Current fundraising efforts are focused on building an all-weather bus shelter for students from ILC as well as other schools.
You may have a special skill or talent, or know a fantastic guest speaker that you would like to share with us. We would love to hear from you. Any areas of College life that you wish to have discussed as part of our P & F meetings? We look forward to hearing from you.
Buzz Book P-12
The Buzz Book is a directory of both students and their parents, and phone numbers and addresses are listed in order to help you maintain a close link with our College community. If you wish, you do have the opportunity to have your name excluded from the Buzz Book. This directory is updated each term and available to parents via SEQTA.
To work well, we require the support of all parents. The success of our College depends on community support. By giving your time and energy, you will be helping your child and enjoying social interaction with other parents. To continue to work efficiently, we require the support of parents in the following areas: rainforest care, tuckshop roster and the College Shop. Cooking for functions held out of school hours and other special needs will be advertised on Facebook and in the fortnightly College newsletter, Immanuel in Touch.
We guarantee pleasant working conditions, friendly faces, plenty of morning and/or afternoon tea, but more importantly, you will make wonderful friendships, learn more about the College and you are helping your children. Thank you in anticipation of your assistance. Please contact our friendly team on T: (07) 5477 3457 to express your interest.
Over the past few years, the P & F became aware of the problems parents face in relation to social activities outside of the College. Immanuel parent and student representatives therefore compiled some guidelines concerning social conduct to encourage enjoyable and safe social activities. We wish to uphold the high standing Immanuel has attained in the community and to assist students to develop into responsible and caring citizens, motivated by Christian values. The following are to be regarded as a guide, only.
- Social functions are expected to finish at a reasonable hour.
- At social gatherings in the home, at least one of the parents should be in attendance to assist the young host and ensure that entertainment is of a suitable nature.
- It is important that social functions be kept to a minimum during term, particularly Term 4.
- It is considered necessary that students be taken to and from evening functions by a responsible adult.
- Students should invite only those known to them; each guest being invited personally. It is necessary that invitations nominate the finish time and be answered definitely.
- Open parties are ill advised and it is appropriate that uninvited persons not be admitted.
- It is essential that the consumption of alcohol, the smoking of tobacco and the use of drugs at student parties be prohibited.
- Communication between parents, and between students and parents, will prevent many problems.