The focus at Emanuel School is on lifeworthy learning – that which has life-long significance for every student, and relevance and transferability beyond the parameters of any single discipline. Through an interconnected framework of learning partnerships and student-centred, innovative pedagogy, learning at Emanuel is built on five pillars – adaptable, curious, unique, informed and, as a faith-based environment, Jewish. At the core of the school’s practice is students’ acquisition of deep learning competencies – collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, citizenship and character – which drive the aspirations of each pillar. Enabling innovative practice are programs, within and beyond the curriculum, which embed digital technologies, design thinking, transdisciplinary and maker-centred approaches to learning, and specific focuses on STE(A)M and entrepreneurial learning. In the Primary years, computational and systems thinking is realised through a transdisciplinary model of learning design. The Innovation Festival, featuring students from K-9, is the school’s annual showcase of student innovation, exploring creative solutions to real-life problems in areas of sustainability, renewable energy, ethical eating and space exploration.