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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The Early Years

The Early Years (Prep–Year 2) at Emmanuel College are full of fun-filled learning experiences. Our goal is that all Early Years students should love coming to school. 

The caring nature of our school is evident in relationships between both teachers and students, teachers and parents, and amongst students. We continually encourage positive attitudes and behavior to build a positive school culture so that everyone feels happy and secure at school.

The early years are the critical building blocks for your child’s future and at Emmanuel College. We value and nurture the unique personality, gift and educational journey of each child. 

Prep at Emmanuel

The Preparatory Year at Emmanuel College prepares students for the more formal learning years. A hands-on, multi-sensory approach is used to provide a rich, fun-filled learning environment and encouragement of love of language, literacy and numeracy. Our Prep program also focuses on physical development through a variety of age-appropriate activities and programs. 

At Emmanuel College, we value the development of the whole child. Our exciting Prep program ensures each child is recognised as a unique individual created by God. We endeavour to make every child feel genuinely valued and accepted, respecting each other as they play and learn together. Each child has special qualities to be encouraged and developed in a loving, caring environment. 

Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy Development

The Emmanuel College Preparatory Year has a strong emphasis on language, literacy and numeracy development. The curriculum covers: 

  • visual perception
  • auditory perception
  • speaking and listening
  • thinking and predicting
  • comprehension
  • phonics
  • sight words
  • guided reading
  • early readers
  • handwriting
  • story writing
  • maths concepts
  • numeracy and problem solving
  • computer skills

Physical Development

Physical development is nurtured with a variety of activities including:

  • art and craft activities to develop fine motor skills
  • Perceptual Motor Program
  • physical education classes
  • swimming lessons

Development of the Whole Child

Our positive culture at Emmanuel College helps to encourage the development of each child’s social skills and to nurture and build the foundations of the “whole child”. Our Prep program focuses on: 

  • developing self-esteem and confidence
  • encouraging positive relationships with peers and adults
  • coping emotionally with a variety of situations
  • fostering independence and responsibility for own actions
  • accepting rules and limits
  • persevering in completing tasks
  • appreciating God’s love and care for them and others
  • promoting the development of conflict resolution skills

These skills are further developed through the Prep student involvement in wider school activities, including: 

  • whole school assemblies
  • chapel services
  • fun runs
  • athletics carnivals
  • swimming carnivals
  • ‘fun evening’ at school
  • excursions
  • grandparent’s morning

Year One and Two at Emmanuel College

Year One and Two classrooms at Emmanuel College are vibrant, happy and active rooms. 

Emmanuel College boasts a very strong Literacy and Numeracy Program and we believe in a many-facetted educational approach. Year One and Two students also attend specialist Music, Choral, Sport, Swimming (in Term 1 and 4), Design and Technology and Library lessons each week as well as attending Chapel Services and Assemblies. 

Emmanuel College has a strong focus in individual student care and teachers work diligently to identify and cater to the needs of the individual student. <link>ECcelerate extension classes<link> are available to students from Year 2 onwards as well as extension work as coordinated by our Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator.

Year One and Two classrooms at Emmanuel College are vibrant, happy and active rooms. 

Emmanuel College boasts a very strong Literacy and Numeracy Program and we believe in a many-facetted educational approach. Year One and Two students also attend specialist Music, Art, Sport and Swimming (in Term 1 and 4), Design and Technology and Library lessons each week as well as attending Chapel Services and Assemblies. 

Emmanuel College has a strong focus in individual student care and teachers work diligently to identify and cater to the needs of the individual student. ECcelerate extension classes are available to students from Year 2 onwards as well as extension work as coordinated by our Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator.

Early Years Sports

While the emphasis is on fun, play participation and movement, our Prep to Year 3 students have a sports session and dedicated PE lesson each week. 

Early Years students also participate with their parents, in three "fun" carnivals each year - Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics. 

Emmanuel College offers a variety of after-school activity clubs for students in the Early Years age bracket.