Enjoyment Through Achievement
Our aim is for our students to strive to achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life.
Emmaus College is a co-educational Catholic Secondary College situated on two Campuses. The College was established in 1980 through the amalgamation of St Thomas More College and Chavoin College.
Until 2012 the Years 7-10 Campus was located in Vermont South and the Years 11/12 Campus located at Burwood. In 2012 a complete change in school structures occurred with Vermont South home to all Year levels apart from Year 9. Year 9 now has a dedicated program and Campus at Burwood, known as Y9@E. Both Campuses are well served with public transport and College chartered buses.
There is a consistently strong demand for enrolment in Year 7 at the College with the total school population being around 1250 students. The school has VCE results above State averages and encourages all students to reach their personal best in College life. There is a strong emphasis on pastoral care of students, who have opportunities to be involved in many extra-curricular activities the College offers.
In 2011 at Senior Learning Centre and Double Court Stadium were completed at Vermont South. In 2012 a Performing Arts Centre opened. Combined with Science/Technology/Library/Administration facilities Emmaus now has five contemporary learning facilities under 10 yrs old.
A range of subjects covering the Key Learning Areas caters for the needs of our students. Students in Yrs 7 and 8 undertake a common course of study while our dedicated Yr 9 curriculum combines experiential learning with academic rigour. Year 10 students are able to pursue their interests in specialist subjects as well as select from a range of VCE options. At Years 11-12, VCE, VET and VCAL pathways are available.
A wide range of co-curricular activities include performing arts, sport, music, outdoor education, debating, Tournament of Minds, and subject association competitions. In addition there are interstate and overseas trips to Central Australia, Tasmania, Malaysia, Italy and a European experience. Exchange programs operate with sister schools in Italy, Germany and Indonesia. Various lunchtime and afterschool organised activities are also available.