Student Leadership is an important element of school life.
Emmaus College has two Student Councils, a Middle School Council (Years 7-9) chaired by the College Vice Captains (Year 11), and a Senior School Council (Years 10-12) chaired by the College Captains (Year 12).
The Middle and Senior Student Councils meet at least once a fortnight and are involved in the planning of many school events such as Open Day, Emmaus Day, fundraising ventures, theme day activities, etc. Students in leadership roles also participate in planning House events with their respective House Leaders, and they make themselves available to represent the College as required.
Students also have the opportunity to nominate to be a Captain or member of one of the committees (Liturgy, Arts, Social Justice, Wellbeing, FIRE Carrier and Academic) or to be considered for a House Captain role, with a male and female Year 12 student filling the House Captain roles for each House.
Student leaders proudly uphold College expectations by example and by the encouragement of other students. They foster a spirit of welcome, cooperation and acceptance in the College community. Student leaders encourage a positive and inspiring culture of learning and a steadfast dedication to academic pursuits. Student leaders encourage all students to participate in the co-curricular life of the College and they act as a liaison between students and the College Leadership Team to make suggestions on behalf of the student body. They openly and respectfully bring matters of concern or potential conflict to the notice of the College Leadership and help problem-solve a solution.