Immanuel Lutheran College has opened two new learning areas as part of its $9 million refurbishment of the College’s Primary School. The project commenced in 2017 and will continue until 2022, by which time the entire primary campus will have a completely new look and feel consistent with the needs of 21st century learners.

 “We opened a custom-designed building for Years 1 and 2 students at the end of 2017 worth $3.6 million,” said Principal Colin Minke.

 “It offered flexible learning areas, both inside and out, and opportunities for classes to collaborate in joint learning ventures.

“At the start of the 2018 academic year, a completely refurbished building was opened for our three Year 4 classes and feedback from students, parents and staff has been extremely positive. That project was worth $725,000 and we’re currently planning a $2.6 million remodelling of two other buildings as part of the new, master-planned Primary School campus,” he said.

 “We’re committed to continual improvement from Prep to Year 12. Just recently, the College spent $350,000 remodelling our Year 7 space to make it more accommodating for our large intake of Year 7 students each year.

 “It’s an exciting time to be at Immanuel and while the external environment is changing, so too are internal practices, as teachers become more adept at using technology to complement their teaching and management of pastoral care issues.

 “But whatever changes take place, the core of our College remains the same – strength in community, relationships and academic achievement,” said Mr Minke.