Emmanuel College, Warrnambool

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Emmanuel College
Emmanuel College, Warrnambool.jpeg
Warrnambool, Victoria
Australia Australia
Type Roman Catholic, Day
Motto Sharing Faith, Hope and Love
Established 1872
Headmaster Peter Morgan
Gender Co-educational
Enrolment 1172
Colour(s) Dark Red, White and Blue             

Emmanuel College is a Catholic, co-educational, secondary college in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. The College is situated on three campuses in Warrnambool, located at the end of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria’s Western District. In 2013 the 'Goold' campus completed construction, and a fourth campus began construction in late 2014. The College is co-sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Emmanuel has been educating students since 1872.


Emmanuel College is located in Warrnambool, 250 kilometres west of Melbourne on the Southern Ocean. The Ardlie Street (McAuley) Campus is home to Year 7 to Year 10 students and is on approximately 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land that incorporates Emmanuel’s Agricultural Skills Centre and the historic St Ann's Chapel.[1] There is a senior campus in Canterbury Road which caters for Year 11 and 12 VCE Students. A third campus has completed construction along Hopetoun Road. In the future the building masterplan will see Years 10 to 12 situated in Ardlie Street, Years 7 and 8 in Hopetoun Road and Year 9 in Canterbury Road.


The Sisters of Mercy established St Ann’s Convent, A Day and Boarding School for Young Ladies in 1872, on the present site of the Ardlie Street Campus. St Joseph’s Christian Brothers' College opened in 1902 at Canterbury Road. The two schools amalgamated in 1991 to become Emmanuel College. Since then there has been much growth, bringing all the facilities and curriculum choices of a large school. During the growth period, the school states that it has worked hard to retain its small-school atmosphere.[2]


Emmanuel has a wide range of curriculum choices. Its special features are the Five Star Program for Year 7, the FLY program for Years 8 to 10 and a full range of options for senior students, including VCE, VET, VCAL and Australian School Based Apprenticeships. The F.L.Y. (Flexible Learning Years) program provides for students to be able to work at levels appropriate to their ability, rather than the traditional approach of being locked into units bound by their year level or age. Emmanuel College students can also gain nationally accredited qualifications in Agriculture whilst still at school.

Co Curricular Activities[edit]

These include: Music activities and performances; Public speaking and Debating; Mooting; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; Science Talent Search and other academic competitions; Eisteddfods; Drama Productions; a variety of team sports; Rowing; Equestrian Team; Agricultural Shows; Emmanuel’s Interactive Animal Nursery at the Fun4Kids Festival and Field Days; Chess, Book Club, optional camps and trips including study tours to France, Japan, New Caledonia, Switzerland and the Rock To Reef tours.


Emmanuel College has created to the development of a number of students who have represented their state and country at world championships and the Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The College provides a wide range of sporting options and opportunities to compete in interschool carnivals.



  • Johnathan Brown Former Australian Rules Football player and Captain of the Brisbane Lions
  • Martin Gleeson Australian Rules Football player
  • Louis Herbert Former Australian Rules Football player
  • Simon Hogan Former Australian Rules Football player
  • Shaun Ryan Australian Rules Football Umpire and barrister
  • Michelle Ferris Australian olympic cyclist



The Arts

Sister Schools[edit]

  • Obirin High School, Tokyo, Japan
  • Edmund Rice School, Tanzania
  • Etablissement Secondaire de Morges-Beausobre, Switzerland
  • Previously Mackillop College, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia


  1. ^ "Emmanuel College's St Ann's chapel restored to life". Warrnambool Standard. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "History of the College". Emmanuel College Alumni Website. Retrieved 31 May 2016. The Sisters of Mercy beg to announce that they will open a day and boarding school for young ladies at (St Ann's) Convent of Mercy, Wyton, on July 1st, 1872....the Christian Brothers ...opened St Joseph's... 1902 

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Coordinates: 38°22′14.1″S 142°28′37.9″E / 38.370583°S 142.477194°E / -38.370583; 142.477194