School Newsletter



Welcome to our NEW LOOK School Newsletter! This is part of a wider series of changes aimed at communicating clearly and more frequently with our community of parents, carers and the broader community.

As with all changes we’d love to hear what you think! You can contact us or fill out our feedback form on our website.

From the Office

For absentees please fill-out our Absentee Form OR Contact Us before 9:30am.

  • An SMS will be sent to parents for unexplained absences

  • Please ensure late students are signed in at the office

  • If students are leaving early they are required to sign out at the office

  • A doctors certificate is required for more than two days absence

  • Please notify the office before 2:45pm for any messages your children need before leaving school.

Your Calendar


  • 13th - Whole Primary Excursion - Barnum The Musical

  • 13th - Kinder to Bush Kinder at ‘Our Place’

  • 14th - Subway

  • 14th - Whole School Assembly

  • 17th - Prep Excursion

  • 17th - Code Club

  • 20th - Primary Assembly

  • 21st - Grade 7 Parent Information Evening (Facebook event)

  • 24th - Prep Excursion

  • 24th - Code Club

  • 25th - Grade 10 Immunisation

  • 26th - Parent Teacher Night

  • 28th - Free Coffee Friday (Facebook event)


Science & Engineering Challenge

On Tuesday the 28th of May, Emmanuel participated in the Southern heats of the Science & Engineering Challenge.

Small groups completed problem solving and construction tasks throughout the day in competition with five other schools. Congratulations to the “Flat Pack” group, who built an unbreakable table and placed first for their activity.

Luke Roberts - Secondary Teacher

Radio-Telescope Visit

Last week both 7/8 Science classes had excursions to the Grote Reber Radio-telescope & museum near Richmond.

We were shown around the control room by Warren, who even tilted the dish right over so we could get a closer look! In the museum, students found answers to questions about Grote Reber’s life and then watched some movies on space in the 3D theatre.

Luke Roberts - Secondary Teacher

Youth Network of Tasmania

On Friday the 9th of June several of the Emmanuel Student Leaders travelled to Launceston to attend the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) forum. Over 170 students and youth attended from across the state to discuss their views on how they interact online. Various topics, such as education, health, life balance and disability were considered.

Participants were asked three questions about each topic. What they would like to keep? What they would change? What they would create for the future? At the end of the day members of each table group gave a pitch for their creation. The Emmanuel group began to develop an App which could assist with healthy living. They were encouraged to push on with their idea and make it a reality.

Luke Roberts - Secondary Teacher

Kinder, Prep and Grade 1/2

Excursion to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday, Kindergarten, Prep and Grade 1/2 travelled to the Federation Concert Hall to see the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Over the last couple of weeks our Emmanuel students have been busy learning different songs in preparation for the concert, including learning to sing in Spanish! see the lyrics here Listen to the orchestra here and sing along!

All the schools joined together to sing along with the orchestra and learned about the different family of instruments such as brass, strings, woodwind and percussion. They were also able to listen to the orchestra play well known pieces such as the William Tell Overture Finale by Rossini listen here.

Year 2 Excursion

On 7 May, Year 2 attended an excursion along the Rokeby Historic Trail, visiting the Rokeby Old School, The Watch House and St Matthew’s Church and Cemetery. David Bloomfield from the State Archives and Lorraine Redway from the Historic Society also joined us on our excursion, along with Julia Roberts, one of our Year 2 mums.

The purpose of our excursion was to bring to life some of the things that we have been learning in class and to enhance our understanding of historic places and people in our local community. You can see more here.

40th Anniversary Year Concert Band

We’re forming a Concert Band as part of our 40th year celebrations! Current Students, Alumni, Parents, Friends and Associates are invited to join us to rehearse and perform at the 40th Year Anniversary Celebration in our combined student-adult Concert Band.

If you play Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone, Percussion, Drums (any Concert Band instrument) please let us know. Students will begin rehearsal in Term 2 however adults can come to one or two rehearsals closer to the date later in the year. So brush away the cobwebs, put on confidence, take a leap of faith and come and be a part of something special! Contact the Music Department to find out more.


Secondary Teacher Aide - Applications are invited from suitably qualified practising Christians for the position of Secondary Teacher Aide at Emmanuel Christian School. For information visit

A variety of other employment opportunities working at our schools also exist. For more information visit

Subway Orders

This Friday 14th June - Envelopes are sent home Wednesday and need to be returned to the school office on Thursday morning before 10.00 am.
Note: The office is unable to give change.

Media Crew News

If you missed it. Check out the Media Crew News from last month here. We’ll have a brand new one for you next week!

Wed, JUNE 04

If you missed

The Big Picture

The Big Picture is a monthly publication from the Principal and senior leadership of Emmanuel Christian School. The Big Picture aims to provide an overview of the school and the direction we see it going. It’s a place where you can also learn more about how the school runs.


Woolworths Earn & Learn

This year we are participating in Woolworths Earn & Learn. Please bring your stickers into our front office.