Community
Informing and Involving Parents

Parent Support - "13 Reasons Why"

College Calendar
The College Calendar is published at the beginning of each year as an official timetable of College Activities. Each family receives a copy.

College Newsletter
Each fortnight the College publishes a Newsletter which is designed to keep parents and students informed of activities at the College.

College Annual
Published at the beginning of each year the College Annual provides the official records of the previous year’s activities, including class photos. A copy is distributed to each student.

Parent Meetings
At important times in the Academic year, meetings are held to outline programs and special events to parents. At some meetings, parents have the opportunity to meet with Pastoral Teachers and other staff and address any concerns. Once per term the Principal conducts a ‘Parents Forum’, usually with a keynote speaker.

Web Site
The Emmaus College website address is: www.emmaus.vic.edu.au  The website provides a ready source of information about the College and its activities, as well as contact points within the school.

Reporting and Assessment
Assessment Reports are issued at regular intervals throughout the year. Detailed and comprehensive reports are issued at the end of Terms 2 and 4. In addition, Interim Reports are provided at the end of Terms 1 and 3.

 

Involving Parents
Parents are encouraged to become involved in the College through Membership of:

  • The Emmaus Parents and Friends
  • Board Committees - Buildings, Grounds and Equipment, Education, Finance
  • Assistance in the College Canteens
  • Assistance in the College Libraries
  • Mentoring students in the College
  • Attending Parents’ Forums
  • Support other College activities and events


Emmlink
Emmlink is our Learning Management system, Portal and Intranet. This platform provides a personalised and engaging learning environment for Emmaus students. Parents will benefit from viewing their sons/daughters time table, homework tasks, assessment tasks and grades.

  • Students and families are provided with a password to access Emmlink
  • Please email helpdesk@emmaus.vic.edu.au for login issues.

Intranet
The Emmaus College Intranet allows the school community (depending on rights password rights) access to Studywiz, Email, The File System, College Applications, Vermont South Library, Parent Teacher Online and the College Administration System.

CareMonkey
CareMonkey is online database for the collection of emergency medical forms from parents that are required on an annual basis for school records, and also for excursions, overnight camps etc. Being online, parents retain control of the data and they can update it at any time, ensuring information is always up-to-date. CareMonkey significantly reduces the need for parents to complete multiple medical forms over the course of a school year. CareMonkey also allows for parents to complete digital permission slips for various school activities throughout the year.

Annual Report
The primary purpose of annual reporting is to inform parents and the wider school community of the school's successes, activities and achievements throughout the year. The report also provides an opportunity to communicate and publicise the longer term directions for the school. Annual reporting is an important tool for effective governance within schools.