Established in 1988, Emmaus Catholic College has a diverse student
population. It is set in a semi-rural environment and shares a very large site
with a Catholic primary school and retirement village. The motto of the college
is “We Walk with Jesus” and its mission statement challenges it to fully use
its abilities for learning and teaching in a co-operative environment of
challenge, discovery and innovation.
Facilities: The college has all the facilities of a well-equipped
secondary school, including a cable and airport network system, industry
standard hospitality kitchens and a large, multi-purpose hall.
Electives Years 9 and 10: A full range of electives are offered
including Textiles and Design, Music, LOTE, Food Technology, Visual Arts,
Technics Wood, Electronics, Technical Drawing and Metal.
Electives Years 11 and 12: A full range of electives are offered
including Business Studies, Ancient and Modern History, Economics, Geography,
Music, Visual Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design and Technology, Early
Childhood, Hospitality, Industrial Technology, Dance, Engineering Science,
PD/Health/PE, Photography, Textiles and Design, Construction, Hospitality,
Business Administration, Society and Culture, Retail, Community and Family
Studies, Entertainment and Photography.
Sport: Sport is an integral part of the college, with students
participating in the Parramatta Diocesan Secondary Schools Competition with
pathways to state representation through the Combined Catholic Colleges.
Students have the opportunity to participate in additional sports that meet
their interests and abilities through venue sport.
Co-curricular activities: Public speaking, Mock Trial and all
mediums of the performing arts.
Welfare and personal development: The underlying philosophy of
student management is based on reconciliation The Student Leadership Team and
SRC are very active and the college supports many programs including peer
support to build student relationships.
Special features: The College has a strong emphasis on learning
supported by technology. Emmaus won the first award as an “Apple-distinguished
school” in Australia.
Famous ex-students: S2S, Luke Alleva (Moulin Rouge), James Maxfield
(Boy from Oz)