Volume 31 Issue 21 22 Jul 2022 23 Tammuz 5782

Building the foundations

Marla Bozic – President of the Emanuel School Foundation

The first semester has flown by and after two years of countless disruptions and lockdowns, it was lovely to witness the School a buzz again with students returning to a richness of activities from music and singing to sport, drama and debating. Though the term provided us with some of the challenges of COVID, parents and grandparents were safely and warmly welcomed back on campus to experience the spirit and energy of our wonderful school. 

Building update

We are still in the early stages of the redevelopment of the old Adler building. The majority of works have been concentrating on the demolition and building preparation stages, and demolition works are now mainly complete. The other main component of the works has been the preparation of the adjacent playground, which is taking quite a lot of effort as the whole area is being lowered to provide a level playground in that area (if you remember, it was always a sloping playground – not so effective for handball!)

Overall the project is progressing very well, with the early stages on budget. The near continuous rain is having an effect on the program to some extent, however works are progressing as quickly as possible.

In the background, more work is being done on the final internal design of the building, which should be one of the outstanding features of the completed building!

Foundation update

We warmly welcome Matti Gild to the Foundation Board as a Board Director. Matti is an Endocrinologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney where she specialises in thyroid cancer. Together with her husband, Adam Hochroth, they have three children at Emanuel – Claudia (Year 5), Liam (Year 1) and Zachary (Kornmehl). Matti is passionate about this wonderful educational institution her children are lucky to be part of and is delighted to help continue to build this awesome, diverse and warm community.

The Foundation’s vision is to ensure the long-term viability and continued success of Emanuel School by maximising the education experience for current and future generations of Emanuel families. The Emanuel School Foundation prides itself on its commitment of nurturing student well-being, innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and Jewish living. The Foundation views its role as the scaffold for the School and its community, simultaneously building financial infrastructure and strengthening community.

We look forward to the future, guided by the school values of Tikkun Olam, social justice, religious pluralism, egalitarianism, acceptance of diversity and commitment to the State of Israel. 

Your gift can change the lives of current and future Emanuel students and ensure that Emanuel continues to be a school of choice for the community. 

As always, we welcome any comments or questions you have. Please feel free to contact us.