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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Schoolies Information for Parents with students in Year 12

Parents play an important role in preparing their teens for end-of-year celebrations. If your teenager is planning to partake in Schoolies, it’s important to talk to your teen about their plans. 

The Queensland Government’s Safer Schoolies Initiative does not promote participation in Schoolies but seeks to enhance the safety and responsible behaviour of school leavers at the Gold Coast, Airlie Beach and Yeppoon. Each location provides services to support school-leavers, including street patrols, walk-home services, schoolies-only areas, free water and medical assistance.

The Safer Schoolies Initiative will be hosting Schoolies information sessions for parents across the Gold Coast in August and September. These sessions will include presentations by, the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Health, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Crime Stoppers Qld, Red Frogs Australia and Schoolies Response personnel. The session will cover the Community Safety Response, what to expect at Schoolies, what services are available and how to help your teen have a safe Schoolies experience. 

Parent’s sessions will run:

Tuesday 25 August  7-8pm  BOOK HERE
Upper Coomera Community Centre,
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera

Tuesday 1 September 6-7pm  BOOK HERE
Southport Community Centre, Lawson Street, Southport

Thursday 3 September 6-7pm BOOK HERE
Varsity Lakes Community Centre,
Maddocks Road, Varsity Lakes

For parents that cannot attend the information sessions...

Be sure to follow our Schoolies Information for Parents facebook page where we provide important information about what happens at Schoolies, the Safety Response and up-to-date information across the Schoolies period. More information and advice for parents and guardians of schoolies is available on the schoolies website (