Emanuel School is one of only 11 schools in NSW to be selected for The Educator Magazine’s prestigious List of Innovative Schools making “the most profound and exciting impact in K-12 education” in 2019.
Being independently recognised by a leading education publication confirms what we already know – that learning at Emanuel is different. Our School’s learning program is focused on creating authentic opportunities that future-proof our students for an ever-changing, unpredictable and complex world.
Innovation at Emanuel encompasses a wide range of technologies and disciplines: Our K-12 framework is developed to help realise ICT capabilities and skills with digital learning technologies. Students in Years K-9 create and showcase creative sustainable solutions to real-world problems at the Annual Innovation Festival. We foster the interest, confidence and aspirations of Year 4-5 students in STEM learning in the Imaginarium After Hours Program. This extends into High School, with our Years 9-10 STEAM Elective students engaging in collaborative problem-solving as they develop practical and innovative solutions to real-world dilemmas through a rich design thinking process. Our Years 9-10 Business Creators students engage with brand development projects that build entrepreneurialism, critical, creative and innovative thinking.
Our culture of innovation doesn’t stop at our students. Teacher professional learning at Emanuel is hands-on, collaborative, exploratory and designed to shape the role of our teachers as ‘architects of learning. It’s built on the principle that in order for our students to grow into life-long learners, the School must also create this same environment for teachers.
We are thrilled that our School has been recognised as one of the most innovative in the country. Our vision is to be a place ‘where the individual excels’ and a future-focused teaching approach does just this, equipping students with the capabilities to thrive for life.