At Emmanuel College, students are at the heart of all we do and their wellbeing is our overriding priority.
The College is a community shaped by values of inclusivity, teamwork, diversity, self-respect and consideration for others. We expect honesty, accountability, trust and responsibility from our students and our staff. As a community of scholars we emphasise academic excellence, integrity and respect for the views and knowledge of others.
Our values have been formed out of our relationships with the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches since 1911, and in turn they shape the College experience and our connection with students. We encourage a culture where everyone can contribute to a more equitable society through compassion, community service and respect for all. These values form the basis for the relationships our students build and the choices they make throughout their personal and professional lives.
Emmanuel College’s inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is an important step in our reconciliation journey. It demonstrates our commitment to closing the gap and pledging our accountability to ensure First Nations peoples are afforded the same opportunities for learning and prosperity that everyone enjoys in Australia.
We will undertake to define our vision for reconciliation over the next 12 months (2022 – 2023) as we lay the foundations within the College to advance reconciliation. As a first step in this process, Emmanuel College will be reflecting on our own organisational practices, while engaging our students in broader consultation, encouraging unity in our drive to learn and change.
BEcon, BA(Hons), GradDipL&T, MA
The Emmanuel College Board ensures that we operate in an efficient, transparent and ethical manner and includes appointees from the Uniting Church in Australia (Queensland Synod), The University of Queensland Senate, the Board itself and the Principal of Emmanuel College.
|Chairman||Mr Stephen J Howell, FCPA FAMI|
|Deputy Chairman||Mr Nicholas Young, BIntStudies|
|Treasurer||Mrs Julie Bennett, BCom CA ANZ|
|Principal||Mr Stephen Peake, BA GCertBusAdmin|
|The University of Queensland Senate appointee||Mrs Marni Jacoby, BA(Administration), GCert(Leadership), Program for Leadership Development (Harvard Business School), AICD|
|Uniting Church appointees|
Position/s held: Chairman, Uniting Church appointee
Position/s held: Treasurer, Uniting Church appointee
Position/s held: The University of Queensland Senate appointee
Position/s held: Principal of Emmanuel College
Position/s held: Deputy Chairman, Uniting Church appointee
Position/s held: Uniting Church appointee
Our pipe band has been a celebrated part of the Emmanuel College community since 1998. The award-winning Emmanuel College Highlanders at the University of Queensland perform and compete at parades, festivals and events in south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. The tartan worn is Stewart of Appin. The band receives support and sponsorship from Emmanuel College and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.
In partnership with the Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland), Emmanuel College offers an annual piping scholarship to a student accepted into Emmanuel College and UQ who shows sound academic ability and superior talent as a piper.
Band membership is open to all members of the College, the University, and people from the wider community. Pipers and drummers who want to be part of a developing Grade 2 competition and performance pipe band are welcome to apply. Please email Jess, the pipe band secretary with membership enquiries.
The Emmanuel College Highlanders are available to perform at festive and ceremonial events, such as parades, balls, concerts, parties, weddings and funerals. To enquire about hiring the full pipe band, a mini band or a solo piper, please email Jess, the pipe band secretary.