Emanuel School, Australia
|Randwick, New South Wales
|Type||Independent, Co-educational, Day school|
|Motto||Mind, Spirit, Being|
|Founder||Rabbi Brian Fox|
|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.
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 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.
Facilities and curriculum
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.
- Luda Kroitor - The reigning five time world Salsa champion graduated from Emanuel in 2001. She rose to fame after winning Dancing with the Stars series 8, with her partner Luke Jacobz.
- Lostkeyz - Hip hop artist (Doron Losky), graduated from Emanuel in 2014.
- "2006 Annual Report" (PDF). Publications. Emanuel School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
- "Jewish Day Schools". Constituents. Jewish Communal Appeal. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-02.
- "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.
- "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.
- 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."
- Cohen, David. "The Emanuel School - A Brief Introduction to Its Foundation" (PDF). Downloads. The Emanuel School. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
- "Emanuel School Graduation". 2008. Archived from the original on 11 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- "Dancing with the Stars champion Luda Kroitor". 2008. Archived from the original on 1 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-04.
- https://www.emanuelschool.nsw.edu.au/assets/pdf/alumni_newsletter/vol_6_issue_2.pdf Archived 28 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.