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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Kokoda Challenge

We have some incredible students at Emmanuel College who regularly face or put themselves up to various challenges in life. This weekend, I was witness to the amazing courage, camaraderie, tenacity and plain intestinal fortitude of four such students.

Caitlin Zipf, Darby Jones, Liam Au-Yeung and Breony Heaton took on the Kokoda Challenge: a 96km team trail race in the GC Hinterland, from Mudgeeraba to Nerang, with 5000m vertical.

Due to the fires at Bonigin, a last minute change saw us start at Nerang and go via Clagiraba and Beechmont to Numinbah Hall and back - a distance of 97.6km and 8790m vertical (for comparison, Everest is 8840m). Due to a poorly marked corner, many teams (ours included) went just over 100km. All up, they were out there for 26:41:00, with about 23:11:00 moving time.

Our students faced the challenge head-on, from the moment training began, right through to when we crossed the line.

Supported by a crew of amazing mums who worked through the night at our crew checkpoints, these students demonstrated the four pillars of the Kokoda Memorial with dignity and excellence: Courage, Mateship, Endurance and Sacrifice.

It was an honour to run with these students and both see and receive of their character.

Mark Gladman
School Chaplain