Established in 1980, following the amalgamation of Chavoin and St. Thomas More Colleges, Emmaus operates on two campuses: Years 7/8, 10-12 at Vermont South and Year 9 at Burwood. Both campuses are well served with public transport and college chartered buses.
Facilities: The Vermont South Campus has outstanding new facilities that provide students with an optimal learning environment. These include a Performing Arts Centre, Double Court Stadium, Senior Learning Centre, Science/Technology complex and synthetic sports surface. Expansive community swimming, basketball, netball and athletics facilities are readily accessible and used by the college.
Curriculum: A broad, modern curriculum caters for the diverse needs, abilities and aptitudes of students. Languages studied are Italian, German and Indonesian. Students can pursue subjects of interest through to Year 12 where more than 30 studies are available across the various Learning Areas. Vocational training courses are made available through the VCAL and VET programs within local TAFEs and schools of the Mullum Cluster.
Sport: Physical and Outdoor Education introduce students to a range of individual and team sports and environmental /leisure activities. House competitions are keenly contested and the college participates in inter-school sport through the EISM (Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne).
Extra-curricular activities: Debating, drama and musical productions, choral, band and instrumental music ensembles, day excursions, residential and outdoor camps, interstate and overseas tours, community service.
Student welfare programs: The college complements the work of parents to promote the personal care and development of each student. Each student is involved in a pastoral care program which provides a close relationship with a particular teacher. Counselling and guidance are available from the pastoral associate, educational psychologists and careers counsellors.