Welcome! I am delighted to introduce you to Emmaus College.
I warmly welcome you to our website: the portal to learning a little more about our wonderful school community. Our website acts as a window into the work we carry out, but it can in no way capture the true extent of our mission. We are fiercely proud of our Catholic ethos and our values.
We are a faith-filled, close-knit, engaged, friendly community that have been educating for over 40 years. The Catholic values of respect, dignity, justice, service, and love underpin all we do at Emmaus College. We are passionate about learning and have a forward and outward approach to education.
At Emmaus College, our students experience an innovative and dynamic learning environment that provides them with the academic and personal skills to flourish in the 21st century. Academic aspiration matters, and it is important that every student is inspired to be the best they can be. Our vision for learning encompasses all aspects of life, the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, emotional, ethical, and cultural dimensions where education is consciously structured to develop the whole person in a caring, family-oriented community.
At Emmaus, we passionately believe that enjoyment of learning and our students’ wellbeing must lie at the heart of our endeavours. Our students learn to think independently and develop a spirit of independence that will allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
We are staunch advocates for co-education, where young women and men learn how to study and lead together in a caring and respectful environment. Our students will encounter many challenges, choices and opportunities, so that they can grow their abilities and passions in life. Emmaus College enjoys an excellent reputation for its diverse and engaging co-curricular program that forms a significant element of the rich fabric within our College community. Here they will develop self-confidence, resilience, social skills, and character that can contribute so much to success in later life.
At Emmaus, your child will enjoy a vibrant contemporary culture and join a family where our inclusive community creates a strong sense of belonging.
Our motto “To know Christ” is central to the lived experience of our students. This ambition is hope-filled and life-giving. With our dedicated staff, parents, and community’s support, our students grow into young adults of integrity who possess a sense of social justice. These are qualities that will see them go out into the world and make a significant contribution towards society.
I look forward to welcoming you and your family to Emmaus College,
With every blessing
Ms Karen Jebb
Introducing our College Principal – Ms Karen Jebb
Karen commenced as Principal of Emmaus College in January 2021. She is a faith-filled, modern educational leader, nurturing students for 21st-century career opportunities, balanced by an innate sense of social responsibility and personal purpose.
Karen comes to Emmaus with an exemplary career as a Principal, with a long history of passionately promoting lifelong learning. Her teaching specialisations are mathematics, information technology, science and religious education. She has demonstrated significant talent in strategic planning, leadership, and team building and improved academic results during her long career in Catholic education.
Prior to Emmaus College, Karen was Principal at Genazzano FCJ College for five years and Principal at Our Lady of Sion College for 11 years. Before this, she was Deputy Principal – Learning and Teaching at MacKillop Catholic Regional College and began her teaching career at Santa Maria College. She is highly regarded within Catholic education as a progressive and innovative leader. Karen has led her school community to gain The Educators’ Most Innovative Schools Award 2019 and 2020, an Excellence Award for the Best Professional Learning Program 2020, as well as receiving an Excellence Award for Principal of the Year 2020.
Karen’s academic qualifications include a Masters in Education, Masters in Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Theology, Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration, and a Bachelor of Science Education.