Volume 30 Issue 16 04 Jun 2021 24 Sivan 5781

Who is Mr Ezekiel?

Adam Ezekiel – Director of Students 7-12

Each month, we find out more about a nominated staff member. 


What is your role at Emanuel School?
Director of Students in the High School

How long have you been at Emanuel School?
Since 2002 – I was student from 2002-2007, then returned as a staff member in 2013.

What do you enjoy about working here?’
I think it is the perfect sized school. Big enough to be a community and small enough to know everyone.

What have you learnt about yourself at Emanuel?
As a student I learnt that teachers can have much more of an influence than just teaching content –  part of the reason I wanted to become one. 

As a staff member I have learnt the importance of recognising every individual in a school for what they bring to the community.

Mr Ezekiel with his family


What is your favourite memory?
My favourite memories would have to be each of the Jilkminggan trips that I have been lucky enough to be a part of.

What do you do to unwind/ what do you enjoy doing outside school hours?
Anytime outside of school hours I am usually spending time with my two kids, Freddy and Hugo.

What song do you know all the lyrics to?
Many… although recently the main songs sung in my house are Bob The Builder and Fireman Sam.

Do you have a hidden talent and if so, what is it?
Yes – I can say the alphabet backwards… very fast!

What do you wish you could tell your 12 year old self?
Don’t annoy your teachers too much, you will be working with them one day.

If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?
I have a few favourite quotes to live by:

  • “The hardest conversation is usually the most important one to have.”
  • “In a world where you can be anything… be kind.”