Overview of School Facilities Upgrades
Our new Administration Area has been officially opened. The old administration area is in the process of being turned into a designated area for Learning Assistance classes and activities.
Recent Facilities Updates:
- New Art Room
- New Administration Area
- Cooling Upgrade
- Drama/ Music Room
- Food Technology Room
- Gymnasium/Indoor Sports Centre (Available for Hire)
- Landscaping and Shade structure for Secondary Courtyard
- Multi Purpose Courts
- Mobile Computer Lab – Mac laptops and Ipads
- New PE store for Primary
- Rain water tank installation
- Security fencing
- Science Laboratory
- Shaded Play Equipment Primary
- Solar Panels
- Sports Oval
- Woodwork Room
Solar Power System
Our school’s Solar Power System is now switched on!
What’s more, we can all view its performance from the web whenever we like – although we might not see much happening after dark…
If you would like to see what contribution your school is making to reducing our energy demands, you can do so by going to: www.sunnyportal.com. There, you will be asked for your Username, which is our school’s special solar email address: email@example.com and Password, which is: hubozofu. From there you can explore the menu items. The Visualisation section is an easy way to see exactly what is happening. Both the Plant Overview and Energy and Power pages are very interesting.
As I type, we are on track to reduce our electricity bill this year by hundreds of dollars, which is excellent! So we thank the Lord for providing the money – using a government grant to do so – to reduce the amount of electricity we are needing from the normal electricity grid, which primarily comes from burning coal. God wants us to care for His creation the way a gardener cares for his garden – reaping the fruits, but respecting the way it is put together so that future generations can also enjoy its beauty and bounty, giving thanks to God for the wonderful way everything has been put together. PM
In 2010 we completed the installation on evaporative cooling to core class rooms. Now Preschool, Primary and Secondary can enjoy a cooler environment during the hot summer months.
Edmodo is our online learning environment to connect students with their classes via the internet. Students are given class codes from their teacher to enrol in each class they need. Contact the individual teachers if you have any questions. It is important that each student joins the class promptly as the enrolment codes will expire.
Welcome to the new Library. In 2010 our Library moved into its lovely new home, the bright larger area of the new Library allows several class to use the space at one time. A whole class (28) can be seated in the research area, and part of the upgrade has included
Come and visit Mrs Morris (our librarian) on Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes or as part your scheduled class visit. the addition of two small retreat / learning assistance rooms. We also love our ‘reading nooks’ and after hours return chute.
Students may borrow 3 books at a time for a loan period of 1 week. Primary students have library cards, while secondary students use their Student ID cards.
Gymnasium/Emmaus Sports Centre
2010 Our amazing indoor sports centre has just been complete, incorporating timber flooring, heating & cooling, kitchen, toilets and shower, climbing frames and bleachers. This centre is a great blessing to our school and was made possible as part of the Building Ed
ucation Revolution scheme.
Available For Hire:
Emmaus Sports Centre is available for hire. Our state of the art facility is available at reasonable rates for community groups to hire. The Centre is currently used by numerous sporting groups and if you are interested, you are welcome to discuss rates and availability with the school office on 6247 7151. Please note that availability is subject to school functions and the current hiring schedule.
Our Sports oval is located within the school grounds and is kept green using our automated irrigation system with rainwater. The field includes a cricket pitch, practice nets, long jump pit and new goal posts have been installed this year 2010.
Multi Purpose Courts
Our fully fenced multi purpose courts are located in the Secondary school but is used by all students on a roster system.
The courts can be used for a large variety of sports including soccer, netball, basketball, tennis and volleyball.
Located on the edge of the oval, our large play equipment is very popular with students. At recess and lunch Primary has exclusive use of the equipment which is protected by a large shade structure and has soft fall beneath.
Landscaping and Shade for the Secondary Courtyard
The Secondary coutyard has under gone a major facelift, some of the improvements include:
- large shade structure and shade sails,
- landscaping with sandstone feature walls,
- turfing and
- planting of shade trees
This provides a relaxing space for Secondary students to enjoy there lunch breaks.
Our wood work room has under a major upgrade and now includes a separate machine shop with fume extraction. An extension has been completed to the store area allowing easy delivery of goods and much needed storage space. Woodwork is offered as a subject from Year 5 onwards.
Our Secondary school has a purpose built Science laboratory and chemical prep room. Our wonderful science teachers are assisted by our part time lab technician. Our lab is equiped with 6 workstations for carrying out experiments and an overhead mirror for better viewing of teacher demonstations.
Part of the Secondary school expansion included the addition of our Food Tech room. This room is equiped with six cooking bays for students, this room equipped to commercial standards.
Drama and Music Room
Our former Library has now become the Drama/ Music room for Secondary. This area is set up with class set of keyboards and guitars and is also home to our bands. There is plenty of floor space to use during drama sessions. This room is also used for private intrument tuition after school
Lunch orders are available on Fridays on a prepaid order basis, with orders being due in by Thursday mornings at 9.00am.
Canteen Menu Lists are available from the Front Office and here Canteen. The Lunch Order Box is in the hallway outside the Front Office window.
The Canteen is open on Fridays at both breaks for over-the-counter sales of drinks, iceblocks and snacks. Canteen Special Lunch Items are offered regularly – advertised by on the school website each week and with signs on the Canteen door and Office window.
Parent volunteers are welcome each week. A roster on which parents may indicate their availability is kept in the Front Office.
Rainwater Tanks installation
In 2009 a series of rainwater tanks were installed, this provides water for toilets and for oval and garden irrigation systems.
In 2009 our security fencing was installed, the gates are unlocked by staff each morning at 8.30am.