You can lodge an application at any time. The closing date for applications will generally be mid-August of the year your child is in Year 5. Applications received after the closing date are placed on a Waiting List.
When your child is in Year 4 or 5 we suggest you come along to an Information Session or Open Day and obtain the latest information.
Offers of places will be posted mid-October in the year your child is in Year 5.
One of the greatest benefits of co-education is the development of the kinds of social skills which enable boys and girls to interact as part of their normal day to day routine. Boys and girls are equally well represented among the high VCE achievers and learn alongside each other in a very positive and productive way.
Research on co-educational versus single sex education is not conclusive. A key determinate factor is often the quality of the school and the teachers in the classrooms rather than the gender issue. Our teachers are experts in a co-educational setting.
Notwithstanding, families will have their own views on this matter. Parent’s perspectives of their own education may influence their decision making. We simply ask that you observe our students in a co-educational environment, and hopefully, you will come to the conclusion the co-education ensures a well-rounded education. After all, our students have been in a co-educational environment all their lives, in school, their families and the wider community. We believe that a co-educational environment best prepares students for life.
We have a diverse and extensive music/drama/dance department, where our students excel. We have recently opened a new state-of-the-art Music and Media building, the Marian Centre, to meet the needs of our growing music and media learning areas. We offer Year 7 and 8 music instrumental lessons to all students as well as individual instrumental lessons for students with a passion for playing one or more instruments.
One of the highlights of each year is the College Production in which the music, dance and drama departments come together to stage the annual musical. In recent years productions have included; the multi-award-winning Anastasia, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Seussical the Musical, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, and Oliver!
Students have the opportunity to participate in various music ensembles as well as a school orchestra, choirs and the Emmaus Soul/Blues band. These groups rehearse weekly and perform publicly on a regular basis.
The College offers inter-house sporting activities in swimming, athletics and cross-country. Students can also compete in a range of summer and winter sports including football, soccer, netball, cricket, hockey, basketball, tennis, badminton, touch rugby, ultimate frisbee, table tennis, etc. The College belongs to the Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne (EISM) which provides the competition structure for inter-school sports. All students have the opportunity to represent the College in summer and winter sports.
We endeavour to maintain a balanced ratio of male and female students – 50% male and 50% female.