A group of Christian believers from the Reformed Church of Avondale met in 1984, wanting to start a school enable them to fulfill their responsibilities in bringing up their children. They determined that the school would be interdenominational, and founded an association to turn the dream into a reality.
Two ex-hospital buildings were relocated to the newly purchased school site. On 26 May 1986 the school opened with 7 pupils, under the principal Sonia Wilson. During Mrs Wilson’s 10 year leadership the school grew to 100 pupils, with many classrooms being added.
As students progressed through the school it was restructured to cater for high school students. While Graham Pederson was principal the High School began and in 1998 a new library was opened.
David Jensen became principal in 2001. During his tenure there were major renovations to the office block, as well as the original buildings.
Mrs Dianne Walters began as Principal in April 2006. Dianne worked tirelessly for Immanuel and oversaw many initiatives, including an application for government integration, which was declined in 2009. Dianne developed and maintained a loving, caring atmosphere throughout the school, which staff and students appreciated, resigning as Principal at the end of 2009.
Pete Slaney took over as Principal at the start of 2010 and continues in the role today. We pray that our school will know God’s provision as we seek to heed His vision.