Emmaus College, Melbourne

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Emmaus College
Emmaus logo.gif
To know Christ
Vermont South & Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°50′55″S 145°5′50″E / 37.84861°S 145.09722°E / -37.84861; 145.09722Coordinates: 37°50′55″S 145°5′50″E / 37.84861°S 145.09722°E / -37.84861; 145.09722
Type Independent, Co-educational
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1980 (1980)
Principal Tony Hirst
Enrolment 1200
Colour(s) Blue and gold          

Emmaus College is a member of the EISM Sporting Association (joined in 1989).


Emmaus College was established in February, 1980 through the merger of St Thomas More College in Vermont South (1968–1979) and Chavoin College in Burwood (1966–1979). Emmaus College was the first co-educational secondary college in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to be formed from the union of an all-boys school with an all-girls school.[1]


In 2009, Emmaus College achieved a 100% pass rate and all Year 12 students were qualified for tertiary entrance, Emmaus College's 2009 VCE results were above state average. Median Study Score was 32 (State's average is 30) and 9% all study scores were at or above 40 (Placing students in the top 8% in the state, state's median is 5%).[2] Using these figures, in 2009, Emmaus College was placed in the top 20% out of 523 Victorian Secondary Schools[3] and was the best performed class for a Victorian Catholic Co-educational school.[4]


Emmaus College is divided into four houses each bearing the last name of a notable figure in the History of the Catholic Church.

  • Chavoin House is named after Chavoin College (1967–1979), the school on the Burwood site prior to Emmaus College. This school was named after Jeanne-Marie Chavoin, foundress of the Marist Sisters.
  • Colin House is named after Jean-Claude Colin, the founder of the Marist Fathers.
  • More House is named in recognition of St. Thomas More College (1968–1979) which was the original school on the Vermont South (formerly Forest Hill) site, run by the Christian Brothers. The school was named after Thomas More (1478–1535), a legendary figure in English history.
  • Rice House is named after Edmund Rice (1762-1844) founder of the Christian Brothers.

The fours houses are:

  •      Chavoin (Red)[1]
  •      Colin (Blue)[1]
  •      More (Gold)[1]
  •      Rice (Green)[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "History - Emmaus College". Emmaus.vic.edu.au. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Pages - Victorian Certificate of Education Index". Vcaa.vic.edu.au. 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  3. ^ "VCE School Results - 2013". Bettereducation.com.au. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  4. ^ "VCE Catholic School Ranking - 2013". Bettereducation.com.au. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Melbourne's Natalie Gauci ready for Australian Idol final". The Herald Sun. news.com.au. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 

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