Emanuel School, Australia

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Emanuel School
Randwick, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 33°54′24″S 151°14′37″E / 33.9068°S 151.2437°E / -33.9068; 151.2437Coordinates: 33°54′24″S 151°14′37″E / 33.9068°S 151.2437°E / -33.9068; 151.2437
Type Independent, Co-educational, Day school
Motto Mind, Spirit, Being
Denomination Jewish
Established 1983
Founder Rabbi Brian Fox
President Grant McCorquodale
Principal Anne Hastings
Staff ~78[1]
Enrolment ~700 (K-12)
Colour(s) Maroon & Grey         
Sports Cricket, basketball, netball, rugby league, touch football, European handball, athletics, swimming and various others

The Emanuel School is an independent, co-educational, Jewish day school, located on a heritage-listed campus in Randwick, an eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The school was founded in 1983 at Woollahra.

The Emanuel School currently caters for approximately 700 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The Principal is Ms Anne Hastings who started at Emanuel in 2010.

The school is affiliated with the Jewish Communal Appeal,[2] the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),[3] and the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA).[4]


In 1982, under the leadership of Rabbi Brian Fox and with the support of many other committed members of Temple Emanuel Woollahra (now known as Emanuel Synagogue) and the wider Jewish community of Sydney, the idea of Emanuel School was born. On 2 February 1983 the first 53 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 were enrolled in rooms at Temple Emanuel. Later in 1983, Years 3 to 7 moved to an unused school in Watsons Bay, in the grounds of Our Lady Star of the Sea.

In 1984, with significant financial assistance and personal support from Mr Aron Kleinlehrer, together with communal generosity, Emanuel School purchased their present site in Randwick. The School opened its doors in 1985 with 230 students from Years K-8. The Prime Minister at the time, The Honourable R. J. Hawke officially opened the school in 1986.

In 2001 the Emanuel School Board took on a new management plan, which included the appointment of a new school Principal – Dr Bruce Carter AM[5]

In 2005, under the auspices of the NSW Jewish Communal Appeal, the Emanuel School ran a successful Capital Appeal which primarily aids in debt reduction and some property development.[6]

At the end of 2009, Dr Bruce Carter AM retired from his position as principal of The Emanuel School and as of 2010, Anne Hastings is the principal.

Facilities and curriculum[edit]

The School has a compulsory Instrumental Programme for students from Year 3 to 6 and students are encouraged to continue this until year 12. This ensures that music is one of Emanuel’s focal points. Sport is another focal point of Emanuel's students.

The Emanuel School Learning Centre has specialised educators who support classroom learning across the entire school. Experienced and specially trained practitioners lead the "Gifted and Talented Programme" and "Opportunity Classes". Students benefit from the Laptop Programme which requires laptops for all primary Opportunity Classes and all High School students.

The Kornmehl Centre Emanuel Pre-school is situated on the same campus as the K-12 school and caters for 60 children from 3 to 5 years of age.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2006 Annual Report" (PDF). Publications. Emanuel School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Jewish Day Schools". Constituents. Jewish Communal Appeal. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  3. ^ "JSHAA New South Wales Directory of Members". New South Wales Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. 2007. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  4. ^ "AHISA Schools". New South Wales. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. April 2007. Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  5. ^ It's an honour entry - Bruce Northleigh CARTER, Member of the Order of Australia - 10 June 2002. "For service to education as a principal, administrator and educator, particularly through Cranbrook School and professional educational bodies and forums."
  6. ^ Cohen, David. "The Emanuel School - A Brief Introduction to Its Foundation" (PDF). Downloads. The Emanuel School. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  7. ^ "Emanuel School Graduation". 2008. Archived from the original on 11 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Dancing with the Stars champion Luda Kroitor". 2008. Archived from the original on 1 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  9. ^ http://www.jewishnews.net.au/rapping-into-the-fast-lane/40304
  10. ^ https://www.emanuelschool.nsw.edu.au/assets/pdf/alumni_newsletter/vol_6_issue_2.pdf Archived 28 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.

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