Volume 30 Issue 12 07 May 2021 25 Iyyar 5781

Who is Mrs Thomas?

Carrie-Anne Thomas, Innovation Leader, K-2 Co-ordinator

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


What is your role at Emanuel School?
I am so excited to have recently started in the role of Innovation Leader (K-6), whilst also carrying on with the position of K-2 Coordinator. I feel extremely privileged to be working in both of these positions.  

How long have you been at Emanuel School?
I joined Emanuel in January 2017. I can’t quite believe how quickly the time has gone.  

What do you enjoy about working here?
The school community of Emanuel is like no school I have worked at before. I know that I am incredibly lucky to be part of a community of such welcoming students, parents and colleagues. 

What have you learnt about yourself at Emanuel?
It does not matter if you can’t understand what is being said, it is impossible not to get swept up in the ruach of a Jewish festival or a Shabbat celebration.

What is your favourite memory?
Experiencing the joy of students returning to campus after online learning. We were all so glad to be seeing each other in 3D again! 

What do you do to unwind/ what do you enjoy doing outside school hours?
I have recently taken up ceramics and love it! I’m still trying to master the basics of throwing on the wheel, but I look forward to any opportunity I get to give it a go. At home, we now have cupboards filled with wonky mugs and bowls that all have their own charm. 

What song do you know all the lyrics to?
I usually make lyrics up as I go, however I do remember the words to all the songs that I sang in my high school inter-house singing competition. 

What do you wish you could tell your 12 year old self?
To keep a diary. I have so many fond memories of my time at school but I know there were so many more moments of absolute joy and laughter that I wish I could remember now. 

If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?
Be yourself and remember to celebrate who you are. 

Carrie on her wedding day