Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Some opportunities, like the Junior School FRIENDS program are woven into the curriculum whilst others like the Year 8 Compass, the Year 9 Response, the Year 10 Journey and the Year 11 Mentoring programs are voluntary. They are all, if I’m honest, quite remarkable. These programs are an integral part of the education on offer here, and I would encourage you to talk to your children about joining in.

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Emmanuel Senior School Athletics team claims APS Title!

Emmanuel Senior School Athletics team claims APS Title!

Aug 13 - Our Emmanuel Athletics team has done it again, winning our 3rd APS title in the last 4 years, with a superb team performance at Griffith Uni today.

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Music in the classroom at Emmanuel College is an exciting subject. The latest innovations in music technology are available to our students alongside a curriculum which covers a vast range of music styles and interests. 

The Emmanuel College music department boasts state of the art facilities including:

  • The Emmanuel College Theatre
  • A professional recording studio
  • Sound proof rehearsal and tuition rooms 

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Our music program strives to give our students of all ages and year levels many opportunities to express these ideas through rehearsals, workshops, competitions and performances.

Emmanuel College Junior School Music Program Outline

Prep to Year 2 - Kodaly based singing

The P-2 music program at Emmanuel College nurtures an interest in music by developing skills and understanding in sight singing, notation, rhythm, melody, expression, tone, colour, style, harmony and form. These fundamental skills developed in P-2 are critical for the student’s future success in music appreciation and performance.

Year 3 - Recorder

Building upon the foundational skills developed in P-2, students in Year 3 apply these skills in performance on the recorder. Skills in reading and writing music notation are enhanced further through the practical use of an instrument as well as the ability to perform music on the instrument.

Year 4 - Keyboard

Students further develop musical skills in melody and harmony, and apply these in singing various songs both aurally and visually. Students also have the opportunity to learn some basic keyboard skills through the repertoire studied. Performance skills are also gained from various in-class performances.

Year 5 - Instrumental Music Program

The Year 5 instrumental music program at Emmanuel College is an exciting opportunity for all students to learn the skills of playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument as well as performing in an ensemble. Students receive weekly small group tuition from one of our professional instrument tutors, as well as rehearsing weekly and performing in either the Year 5 Concert Band or the Year 5 String Orchestra. 

Year 6 Music

During Year 6, music students are given the opportunity to learn music through singing and through the playing of various instruments, including their own. Students will have the opportunity to perform both solo and group work, as well as perform their own compositions. 

Emmanuel College also administers a specialised co-curricular music program which provides music tuition outside of the regular Emmanuel College music curriculum. 

For more information regarding music at Emmanuel College, please contact the Director of Music Performance:

Mr Trevor Kraak
07 5510 6207