Light My Way
Emmaus College has, as its foundational story, the Journey to Emmaus, a well-known story unique to the Gospel of Luke. The theme of ‘journey’ is one that is embraced by the College and is a fine metaphor, portraying the growth that young people experience in developing their spirituality, intellect, physical capabilities and wisdom.
The journey of discovery, enlightenment, faith and commitment made by the disciples on the road to Emmaus can be repeated in all our lives. Our motto, ‘Light My Way’, also draws inspiration from this theme. Nurturing young people to continue Christ’s role as ‘light of the world’ and to appreciate the capacity of learning to enlighten are central to our work here at the College.
A student’s time at Emmaus will be an important part of their lives, and the College is structured to meet the needs of students at different stages of their life’s journey. Our separate Middle School and Senior School campuses provide extensive facilities and create learning environments appropriate to the age groups they serve, giving students every opportunity to develop confidence, contribute generously, make friendships, learn new skills and experience success.
Through the pages of this prospectus we hope that you gain an insight into the many benefits on offer as part of the Emmaus community, and we look forward to embarking on a wholesome and rewarding educational journey with your daughters and sons.
We want students to exhibit their talents and develop their passions at every opportunity. Our cocurricualr activities cater to a wide range of abilities and interests, empowering students with the confidence to try everything the Emmaus journey has to offer.
Emmaus has significant cocurricular options in which students can participate, including over twenty interschool sports, a full scale annual musical production, instrumental music, numerous art programs and academic competition.
Our students can expect a caring and safe environment, enhancing of an education that develops strength in themselves, not just their studies. A dedicated team works to provide tailored pastoral care structures for each Year level while being responsive to the needs of the individual. Emmaus employs a horizontal Tutorial structure across our Middle and Senior schools whereby each group consists of peers from the same Year level. This is the foundation of a student’s support network at the College and nurtures them to establish meaningful relationships, build emotional resilience and encourage spiritual awareness. The Tutorial group is instrumental in developing the whole person. It engrains a deep respect for others and a maturity whereby students are responsible for their choices, actions and attitudes.