Volume 31 Issue 3 18 Feb 2022 17 Adar I 5782


Justine Hoffman – P&F President

Hi everyone,

I can’t personally write without acknowledging that this week has been heavy with the loss of Emanuel parent and dear soulful friend to many, Tandi Rapke. In life and in the last stages of her illness, her journey exemplified the collective force of community.

In reflecting on her, I am also appreciating this Emanuel community and the potential power it holds for each of us when we choose to connect through it.

Wishing you all a connected shabbat this week. Please read below for the update on our upcoming events we hope you can join us for.

*DATE CHANGE* Emanuel Family Camping
Friday 18 March – Sunday 20 March 2022 

Bookings are now open!

Please note a date change. The Emanuel’s Family Camping weekend will now be held on Friday 18 March – Sunday 20 March 2022. Due to a campsite clash, we have moved the date a week later so we hope everyone can still make it. This year, we return to the beautiful Bents Basin campsite, just an hour’s drive from school. The weekend really is the highlight of the P&F calendar and we warmly invite all families, especially new ones, to come along. Spaces are limited so please don’t delay.

How to book:

To reserve your spot, please complete the following steps:

  1. Register with the Emanuel P&F School Camping group via this link ($5.00 per person)
  2. Book your campsite directly with Bents Basin campsite via this link          

We may need some volunteers to help with organisation of the camping weekend, so if you are happy to support please email: emanuelschoolcamping@gmail.com

Call out for new class parents

Last week we put the call out for new class parents for each Year Group. The idea is to give more people a chance to involve themselves in the school community.

We are hoping that class parents will change yearly (with a maximum term of two years – so if you do put your hand up, it is not forever). There is very little time involved and a big bonus of getting into the spirit of the school culture.

The main job is to forward announcements from the School through WhatsApp, organise a group get together for your Year Group, and keep the School updated on happy or sad news in your Year Group so we can initiate the Mitzvah Meal program.

If you are interested, please contact Sam Butt who is the P&F Parent Ambassador. 

P&F meetings

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm (on Zoom until further notice). Everyone is welcome. Email Justine Hofman if you would like to attend.                      

Events to diarise

Purim Disco: cancelled (due to COVID restrictions on campus)
Friday 18 March – Sunday 20 March 2022: Emanuel Family Autumn Camping  
Friday 6 May 2022: Mother’s Day (Breakfast and stalls) 
Friday 26 August 2022: Father’s Day (Breakfast and Stalls) 
Friday 4 November 2022 – Sunday 6 November 2022: Emanuel Family Spring Camping