Emmanuel College is a Catholic school in the Mercy tradition, governed by Mercy Education, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea. The existence of the Mercy Education Network of 13 member schools and 16 affiliate schools gives strength, support and solidarity to each of the individual schools. We are stronger together.

Inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, a Mercy school fosters the values of: Service, Hospitality, Justice, Compassion, Respect and Courage. We hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our school.

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On behalf of the Emmanuel College community, thank you for taking an interest in discovering more about this centre of learning and its reputation as an education leader. I would like to invite you to grow with us.

While the College itself is growing, we also invite every one of our students to experience a full year of growth every year. Growth in every sense: academically, physically, socially and spiritually.

A great education is one of the foundations of life. Our mission is to encourage students to develop to their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community: locally, nationally and globally.

Whilst rich in history and tradition, our College provides a modern and dynamic school environment. The Emmanuel learning community is built upon the values and traditions of our founders and continues today to promote a culture of excellence and respect.

With dedicated staff, well maintained facilities and extensive access to digital technologies, learning at Emmanuel is about preparation for life. Indeed, our approach to wellbeing and pastoral care aims to prepare students to be Fit4Life. We are proud of our graduates and the success of our alumni who, as a result of their Emmanuel journey, are making their mark on the communities in which we live.

As Principal of the College I have high expectations of Emmanuel students. At Emmanuel, high expectations and great outcomes go hand in hand. I invite you through these pages and through your attendance at our open information events to consider how Emmanuel College might be the place of learning you are seeking for your son or daughter. I invite your children to imagine themselves growing at Emmanuel.

Our Values are Faith, Hope and Love

We encourage Emmanuel students to respect the traditions of the past, to grow their personal faith and spirituality in the present and embrace the future with confidence and hope.

We empower students to serve and act with compassion and justice as members of Church, local and global communities.

We employ staff who are progressive, innovative, and principled life-long learners who value the privilege to shape the learning of young people.

We provide a challenging and stimulating learning environment that encourages all to grow; to achieve and exceed their potential. We pursue excellence in education.

We value and foster the supportive relationship between students, staff, families and parishes in Catholic Education. Our motivation for growth is built upon a foundation of respectful relationships.

We promote leadership built of courage and character that pursues excellence and is future focused.

We are a Child Safe environment that holds the safety, wellbeing and pastoral care of young people as a fundamental responsibility and central to their learning.

Australian Democratic Principles Statement

From the earliest days of its history, Emmanuel College has always been a forward-looking school.

Emmanuel was born in 1991 when St Ann’s and CBC joined together to create a new and progressive co-educational college.

St Ann’s and CBC share a similar beginning. In many ways the story of the two schools is a story of overcoming adversity, making the most of opportunities and creating a strong sense of community.