Formerly known as St Paul’s College prior to 2008, Emmanuel College is a school in the Marianist tradition providing secondary Catholic education in the region from Yarraville to Point Cook. This Catholic education is a partnership with parents based on four pillars of learning: to know, to do, to live together, to be, in Christ. The college motto “Life to the Full” is from John’s gospel: “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) There are two campuses: the St Paul’s campus, based at Altona North is all-boys from Years 7 to 12, while the new co-educational Notre Dame campus at Point Cook is co-educational from Years 7 to 12.

Facilities: The St Paul’s Campus North Altona: science laboratories, music centre, ICT and multimedia centre, gym, multi-purpose hall and drama centre, extensive playing fields and an artificial multi-purpose playing surface, synthetic soccer pitch, student resource centre. Notre Dame Campus Point Cook: Learning Street incorporating high-tech ICT facilities, Science, Technology and Visual Arts Centre, Physical Education, synthetic playing areas, Performing Arts Centre and Food Technology area.

Curriculum: At Emmanuel College students learn how to learn, to think and to communicate their knowledge. They develop and refine their literacy and numeracy skills, particularly through English and Mathematics, and gain extensive knowledge in the key discipline areas of the Arts, Science, the Humanities and Languages, all supported by a rich environment of Information and Communication Technologies. The Religious Education program is at the core of student faith development as they explore the Catholic tradition and its relationship to today’s world. Students experience a broad curriculum in their Junior years, followed by selected subjects in their Senior studies in preparation for post-secondary options at university, TAFE, apprenticeships or entry to the workforce.

Student welfare programs: At the college, emphasis is placed on relating well with others, being considerate and contributing as a successful member of a team. Leadership is encouraged and students learn the skills of managing conflicts and the role of empathy, forgiveness and reconciliation. They learn the importance of acting responsibly and showing respect for one another and the environment in which they live. They learn that choices have consequences.

School Information

Emmanuel College
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1800 students across two campuses
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees:
  • Address:St Paul’s Campus: 423 Blackshaws Road, North Altona 3025Notre Dame Campus:2–40 Foxwood Drive, Point Cook 3030
  • Phone:8325 5100
  • Fax:: 03 9314 2475
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Music, drama , dance
  • Scholarships Available:Academic Music sports

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