Emmaus College, Melbourne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Emmaus College
Emmaus logo.gif
Vermont South & Burwood, Victoria
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 Private, Independent, Co-educational
Motto To Know Christ
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1980 (1980)
Principal Tony Hirst
Enrolment 1200
Colour(s) Blue and yellow          

Emmaus College is a Roman Catholic, Coeducational, Private secondary college which serves the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The school has a Main Campus (years 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12) in Vermont South[1] and a Year 9 campus in Burwood.[2] It has a population of approximately 1200 students and slowly growing.[3] Emmaus College is a member of the EISM Sporting Association (joined in 1989).It is One Of The Many Schools that participate in the EISM competition. Emmaus has enjoyed much success in the EISM competition for various sports


Emmaus College was established in February 1980 through the merger of St Thomas More's Boys College in Vermont South (1968–1979) and Chavoin's all Girls 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.[4]


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%).[5] Using these figures, in 2009, Emmaus College was placed in the top 20% out of 523 Victorian Secondary Schools[6] and was the best performed class for a Victorian Catholic Co-educational school.[7]


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 house are:

  •      Chavoin (Red)[4]
  •      Colin (Blue)[4]
  •      More (Yellow)[4]
  •      Rice (Green)[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Gabrielle Williams – politician, elected as state member for Dandenong in 2014.
  • Tony Robinson - politician. Member for Mitcham 1997-2010 and Minister in the Brumby Government.


  1. ^ [1] Junior Campus location
  2. ^ [2] Burwood Campus location
  3. ^ [3] Newsletter 1
  4. ^ a b c d e "History - Emmaus College". Emmaus.vic.edu.au. 2014-05-23. Archived from the original on 2014-10-26. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Pages - Victorian Certificate of Education Index" (PDF). Vcaa.vic.edu.au. 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  6. ^ "VCE School Results - 2013". Bettereducation.com.au. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  7. ^ "VCE Catholic School Ranking - 2013". Bettereducation.com.au. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 

External links[edit]