Enrolment
Enrolment Criteria

EMMAUS COLLEGE  – ENROLMENT CATEGORIES

Emmaus College has amended its Enrolment Policy after consultation with its Canonical Administrators, Regional Primary Principals and Catholic Education Melbourne. The new policy has been approved by the Archbishop of Melbourne.   This amended policy is effective for the Year 7 enrolment period of 2022 and beyond.

Please note that the Emmaus College Enrolment Policy is likely to vary from that of other Catholic secondary schools in the Archdiocese, including those in the Catholic Education Melbourne Eastern Region.

The new order of priority is:

  1. Catholic children who are residents of a designated priority parish (see list of priority parishes) and have attended a Catholic primary school in one of those parishes;
  2. Children from non-Catholic Eastern churches (i.e. Greek Orthodox, Macedonian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox and Other Orthodox) who have attended a priority parish Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish (see list of priority parishes below);
  3. Other Christian children who have attended a priority parish Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish (see list of priority parishes below);
  4. Non-Christian children who have attended a priority parish Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish (see list of priority parishes below);
  5. Catholic children who are residents of a designated priority parish (see list of priority parishes below) and have not attended a Catholic primary school;
  6. Catholic children from other parishes (for pastoral reasons);
  7. Children from non-Catholic Eastern churches (i.e. Greek Orthodox, Macedonian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox and Other Orthodox) who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish (see list of priority parishes);
  8. Other Christian children who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish (see list of priority parishes below);
  9. Non-Christian children who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish (see list of priority parishes below); and
  10. Non-Catholic families that reside outside the priority parish (see list of priority parishes below).

Note:

  • Siblings of children already enrolled at Emmaus College (or those that have been accepted for 2020 and 2021) are given priority. Please note that families new to the school from 2022 will not have sibling priority – selection each year will be based on the criteria listed above.
  • After 2022, children with siblings in the school will be given priority in each of the categories listed above
  • Children of Emmaus Alumni are also given priority in each of the categories listed above.

In summary

The major change to the Emmaus Enrolment Policy is that Non-Catholic children residing in a priority parish and attending a Catholic school will now be considered ahead of Catholic children residing in a priority parish and attending a government or independent school.

This decision has been made to support the communities of our Catholic feeder primary schools and parishes.

Please note that due to long term high enrolment demand at Emmaus College, not all  categories in the amended Emmaus Enrolment Policy can be guaranteed an enrolment at Emmaus.

Priority Parishes:

  • Holy Trinity, Wantirna South
  • St Timothy’s, Vermont
  • Holy Saviour, Vermont South
  • St Benedict’s, Burwood
  • St Christopher’s, Syndal
  • St John’s, Mitcham
  • St James, Vermont South
  • St Jude’s, Scoresby
  • St Luke the Evangelist, Blackburn South
  • St Luke’s, Wantirna
  • St Philip’s, Blackburn North
  • St Scholastica’s, Bennettswood
  • St Thomas the Apostle, Blackburn
  • St John the Baptist, Ferntree Gully