Formal opportunities to celebrate student participation and success in college and external activities are sought on a regular basis.
Whole School Assemblies, at least once each term, provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the many aspects of school life and to acknowledge student achievements in areas such as academics, sports, music and performance-based events.
Towards to end of the year, the College holds a Presentation Evening which is designed to recognize the achievements and talents of our students. The Evening features the whole Year 7 student body leading the community in singing the school song, The Road, conducted by the Director of Music. Speeches are given by the College Captains and the Principal highlighting the achievements, successes and theme of the year. There are many performances showcasing the outstanding talents of our students in the areas of music, dance, drama and voice. Presentation Evening also recognizes the sporting achievements of the students with awards for Swimming, Athletics and Cross-Country Champions, Sport All-rounder Awards and House achievement awards. A series of Academic Awards such as the Monash Scholar, Sheely Award and Marist Sisters Awards are presented, as well as the recipients of the Christian Witness Award at each year level from Years 7 – 11. Academic and Endeavour Awards are presented to students to acknowledge learning excellence at all year levels. Another highlight of the Presentation Evening is the announcement of the College Production for the following year.
Another significant annual celebration at the College is Emmaus Day. It is a pivotal event for both students and staff in consolidating the experience of belonging and community life at Emmaus. The day commences with the celebration of the Eucharist, followed by a range of carnival activities, culminating in a talent quest in the afternoon.
Each House celebrates its charism with a House Day which includes a Liturgy led by House Captains, an inspiring speech, and activities to engage all students from Years 7-12.
Other events such as the Music Soirees and Concerts, the College Musical, Drama and Theatre Plays, the Art and Design Exhibition, Open Day, Year 12 Graduation Mass and whole school Masses, along with House and Year Level Assemblies foster a community that celebrates life at Emmaus College.