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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Senior Co-Curricular Arts


Emmanuel College offers a specialised co-curricular Speech and Drama program. Speech and Drama is a hugely beneficial, enjoyable and creative avenue for learning.

Our Speech and Drama program aims to:

  • build confidence and self-esteem
  • develop confident speakers and performers
  • encourage an appreciation and love of literature and a wide variety of dramatic genres
  • develop an understanding of stagecraft
  • provide regular performance opportunities
  • provide opportunities to participate in examinations and competitions (Eisteddfod and Solo Acts)
  • support and enhance academic oral presentation

 Emmanuel College co-curricular Speech and Drama students have opportunities to participate in studies in the following areas:

  • Public speaking
  • Effective reading
  • Critical listening
  • Prose, poetry and drama
  • Improvisation
  • Mime
  • Voice Production (articulation, projection etc)
  • Choral Verse Speaking


Students of Speech and Drama have opportunities to enter examinations with either Trinity Guildhall or AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board). Exams are optional and provide a portfolio of examinations at Grade, Certificate and Diploma levels. Exams provide students with challenges and goals to work towards. All assessment and written evaluation is administered by qualified and experienced examiners.

For Emmanuel College co-curricular Speech and Drama enquiries, please contact the Performing Arts Centre via:

Mrs Jane Allen
07 5561 4088 


 Emmanuel College offers an extensive co-curricular dance program via the Emmanuel Dance Academy. The Emmanuel Dance Academy is a fully-functional dance school, offering programs to maximise skill development and a love and passion for all styles of dance, including:

  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Theatrical and Broadway Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Funk and Hip Hop

Approximately 200 students currently participate in over 30 classes a week, from kindergarten level through to advanced students.

Dance students have opportunities to dance in various performances throughout the year, including our wonderful end of year concert, showcasing our students’ hard word.

Competitions and annual ballet and tap examinations are also offered to students who attend specific classes.

To enquire about Emmanuel College’s co-curricular dance program, contact the Principal Dance Teacher:

Mrs Megan Smith
07 5561 4088


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

Our co-curricular music program offers private tuition in the following fields:

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Drum Kit
  • Electric Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

Examinations and Competitions

Co-curricular music students have opportunities to participate in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod each year.