Volume 30 Issue 19 25 Jun 2021 15 Tammuz 5781

Primary News

Natanya Milner – Head of Primary School

Thank you

As the term draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone for their dedication and support throughout Term 2. It has been wonderful to see so many events proceed and we have been blessed to see the students flourish, work hard and enjoy their time together. I would like to thank the students and teachers for another term of hard work, creativity and passion and the parents for their on-going support and commitment. It is a privilege to be involved in such a special community!

Wonderful news

I would like to share with you all the wonderful news that Meghan Carroll, our Deputy Head of Primary, is pregnant. She will begin maternity leave sometime in Term 4 and I will share further arrangements with you as they unfold. We wish Meghan and Marcus all the very best for the months ahead and for a happy, healthy pregnancy.


You will shortly receive your child’s Semester 1 report. We hope you find it to be informative and valuable as a way to share your child’s achievement over the past 2 terms. As we are using a new format, we will also be sending out a survey seeking your thoughts and feedback. Please feel free to let us know what you think via this survey. We are very proud of our children’s learning and growth this semester!

Aladdin Director

We recently received news that our Director of Aladdin Jr, Katie Kermond, resigned from her role. We have interviewed for the position and are thrilled to announce the new Director, Peter Mussared. The interview panel were all very impressed with Peter and feel he will do a wonderful job. He is an Australian director and designer who holds a BFA in Theatre Design and Performance. Peter trained at the Australian Opera, NIDA, NSW University, ADASA and the Bodenweiser Dance Centre.

Peter has performed, directed, choreographed, designed costume and sets for a number of Broadway musicals in New York. Shows include A Chorus Line, Broadway Bares, Sweet Charity and Grease. Peter made costumes for shows including, Shrek and Spiderman. He has also directed Primary and High School musicals including Aladdin Jr.

Peter is thrilled to be a part of the Emanuel School Musical Production team and is excited to be a member of our community.

Year 3-6 assembly

We have started a wonderful new initiative at Year 3-6 assembly. The students are introduced to a word in an Aboriginal language for them to practice and use. This fortnight’s word is the Wiradjuri word for the mess one makes when looking for something…Dirranyamgarra. Enjoy this clip. 

I also wanted to ensure you all know that unfortunately, parents are asked not to attend our Year 3-6 assemblies. The theatre is full with students and there is no space to invite all the parents. It means that if some arrive at school, the staff are put in an awkward position of turning them away in order to be fair to all. Thank you for your understanding and support with this. 

Upcoming information sessions


The Year 3-5 pre-camp meeting will be held in the Year 3 classrooms on Tuesday 13 July 2021 at 3.45 pm. This is open to all Years 3-4 families and the parents of any new Year 5 students as well. We look forward to seeing you there.

Protective Behaviours

Deborah Blackman will present a parent information session about Child Protection/Protective Behaviours. I recommend that all parents who have not attended before come along. It is an incredibly valuable and informative session.
Please save the date: Tuesday 15 July 2021, 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm.