Hi, my name is Daryl Trigg and I’m grateful for the opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and Immanuel Gawler.
I started teaching in 1986 which is the same year that Immanuel moved to the Lyndoch Rd site! As a local lad who grew up on a small property at Gawler River I attended Gawler River Primary School and then Evanston Gardens Primary School. My secondary education was at Gawler High and then I attended University at Sturt CAE majoring in Music. Upon graduation we went to the Northern Territory teaching Indigenous kids and then to the central west of NSW. The opportunity came up in the early 90s to come back to Gawler and teach at Immanuel for five years. This led to principal positions at St Jakobi Lyndoch and then Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School and at the end of 2015 I was fortunate enough to be appointed as principal at Immanuel.
Over the last 36 years I’ve watch Immanuel grow and develop as a school and have enjoyed seeing it flourish and become an important part of the educational landscape in our local area. Immanuel has a vision statement of ‘Local, Global Connected’ and these words are lived out daily through our commitment to things like the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Technology, Sport and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
I feel extremely blessed to be able to be a part of a school that is committed to ensuring our kids are ready for a global world but value and appreciate their local community at the same time.