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Let there be light

Students at Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek recently had the pleasure of working with well renowned light painter, Peter Solness during an exciting workshop held at the school. Read more...

Inspiring Leaders for the Future

Emmaus College School Captain, Pasquale Turano, encountered a different perspective of our politicians sitting in Parliament when he attended the annual Mulgoa Senior School Captain Leadership Forum. Read more...

A Magical History Tour

During the April school holidays a group of Year 11 & 12 students and teachers from Emmaus Catholic College travelled to Europe on an experiential learning experience. Read more...

International success for Emmaus students

A number of highly innovative thinkers and problem solvers represented Emmaus College and Australia in the “thinking Olympics” - Destination Imagination 2018 Global Finals in Knoxville Tennessee recently. Read more...

Year 7's First Spirituality Day

On Tuesday the 18th of May, our Year 7 students travelled to St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta to take part in their first spirituality day as students at Emmaus Catholic College. Read more...

Year 10 Combating Coastline Erosion

To finish off the term in HSIE, our Year 10 students visited Collaroy and Long Reef Beaches as part of their fieldwork study. The students learned about the impact of storms along the coastline, including the erosion of the beach and counter-measures to combat this. Read more...

2018 Korean Excursion

On Tuesday the 10th of April, our Year 9 and 10 Korean classes travelled into the city for a cultural experience right here in Sydney! Read more...

Basketball Gala Day

Open Boys Basketball team recently competed in the PDSSSC Open Boys Basketball Gala day at Penrith Sports Stadium. The team comprised of Risiah Almeyda, Cy Banzon, Tim Laforteza, Brayden Custodio, Jonathan Tria, Jonathan De Leon, Marin Vukancic, Kobe Jimenez and Tori Parkes as our referee. Read more...

Year 8 Spirituality Turning Compassion Into Action

The Year 8 Spirituality Day was held on Tuesday 27th February at the Edmund Rice Retreat Centre in Mulgoa. It was an exciting day full of many life lessons based around the theme ‘turning compassion into action’. Read more...

Ash Wednesday at Emmaus

On Wednesday the 14th of February, we came together as a school community to celebrate the commencement of the Lenten season, which is marked by Ash Wednesday.

Lenten Message 2018 - Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv

Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv reminds us that with the celebration of Ash Wednesday, we begin a season of Lent which is meant to be a journey of renewal and transformation.

New agile learning spaces and furniture

The school's new furniture and learning spaces have won student approval. The school is pleased to announce that we have invested in some functional and agile classroom furniture in our English block and we will work toward enriching many more of the learning spaces in coming months and throughout 2018. Read more...

The learning power of art

"Fun, creative, exciting, new," are the words students are using to describe their Visual Arts experience this semester. Art can be a powerful learning tool and unleash creativity, which spreads to other learning. Read more...

Emmaus wins national ANZAC award

An ANZAC documentary made by Emmaus Catholic College students has won the NSW’s runner-up prize in an Australian Government competition. Read more...

Physical activity as important as literacy and numeracy, says leading academic

Physical activity making students more engaged. See SMH news article.

St Mary's RSL Colin Shepherd Memorial Scholarship

On Thursday 17th November St Marys RSL Sub-Branch conducted its 2016 awards to students for the Colin Shepherd OAM Memorial School Scholarship Program. Three Emmaus College students were offered scholarships. Learn more...

Aerial Drone footage of Emmaus Catholic College

Emmaus Catholic College is a co-educational catholic high school in Kemps Creek. We are situated on some 40 hectares of land alongside a Trinity primary school and Emmaus Villiage, a Catholic Aged care facility. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the College...

Years 8-10 Subject Selection Evening

Years 8 & 10 are in the process of subject selection, Wednesday 7th was Subject Market where students could see displays of elective work samples, discuss options with Leaders and Staff and ask questions.

Sports update

AFL winners, cricket news

Bus Bay Shade Finished

Our new bus bay shade structure is now complete.

Sports achievements

Lachlan Sepping & Luke Trevillian

Korean Sister School Trip

An update on our trip to visit our sister school in Korea

Year 7.1 and 7.3 Artworks

Have a look at 7.1 and 7.3

Taronga Zoo - Go Make a Difference Initiative

Go make a difference initiative

Bus Bay Shade Update

Bus Bay Shade Update

Human Services Graduates - 2016

Our Human Services (Nursing) students graduated this evening from Nepean Hospital.

Year 9 Fast Forward Program

A select group of year 9 students spent the day at Western Sydney University for the Fast Forward program.

Emmaus Digs In for Biodiversity

Emmaus Catholic College in Kemps Creek are working with Greening Australia to boost local biodiversity and engage their students in looking after their local environment. The school is participating in the Cumberland Stepping Stones programme.

Meeting at the Mosque

Visiting the new Mosque at Blacktown allowed Studies of Religion students the opportunity of meeting Islamic culture in the environment as well as some of the worshippers.

Cultural Connection

Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek has established a firm, friendly contact with South Korea. Mr Kyle Jung, teacher of Korean studies at Emmaus has organised various activities which have established and developed the relationship.

Taronga Forum Inspires

Three hundred students from a variety of schools took an active, enthusiastic part in workshops and discussions at Taronga Zoo's ECO Forum.

Introducing Our Student Youth Deputy Mayors

Two Catholic school students are starting their local government careers early, having recently been selected as Youth Deputy Mayors for Penrith City Council.

BYOD

From 2017, it will be mandated that each student will bring their own device to school for learning.

Cumberland Plain Woodland

The Cumberland Plain is only found in NSW and we will be the only school with such a large native woodland on its property.

First Aid Certificate

The First Aid course was run with 20 students from Fitness as part of their course.

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Secondary students

Cyberwise awareness for Secondary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

Bridge with a difference for Windsor

Controversy surrounding the issue of replacing the current Windsor Bridge continues in the community and media.

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

The annual CAPTIVATE Showcase Season runs from 16-27 June. Tickets are on sale now.

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Harmony Day

Students, staff celebrating Harmony Day

Student Performances Inspire

Performances by 2015 HSC students of music were presented recently in the annual Encore production.

Shakespeare Willingly To School

A recent visit to the College by a Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company representative was “enlightening and very interesting”.

In The Swim

Students enjoyed a day out at our school Swimming Carnival.

Diversity Helpful for Success

Emma Willoughby's success in the 2015 HSC Business Services course in which she was ranked third in the NSW results may be thought to indicate a strong focus on academic subjects relating to commerce.

Exciting Environment at Emmaus

Students and staff of the Science Faculty at Emmaus are excited about two new activities which demonstrate their commitment and energy in implementing initiatives.

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

HSC students do Diocese proud with outstanding results

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta have seen some exceptional results in the 2015 Higher School Certificate (HSC) with a number of schools making significant improvements in their overall results.

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

Emmaus student tops Retail Services course

Crystal Lee Smithers from Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek has achieved first in the state for Retail Services Examination.

RSL gift to library

The encouragement and support for young people in the St Marys area is a generous response to the RSL’s positive response to need.

Col Shepherd Award

Madisen Carling, Peter Harvey and Caitlin Webb have been awarded Col Shepherd Memorial Scholarships from the St Mary’s branch of the RSL.

Captivate

A day where music students gather is almost a guarantee of pleasant fellowship.

Delighting in Dance

A Year 7 student from Emmaus Catholic College outperforms herself at the College's MADDD Night.

Village Connection

Students visit Emmaus Retirement Village and spend the afternoon interacting with the residents.

PDSSSC

Three students from Emmaus Catholic College were outstanding performers in the recent Athletics Carnival.

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

First group of Year 12 students to receive Nursing Qualifications

On 2 September 2015, 13 Year 12 students from nine schools across the Parramatta Diocese were the first group to graduate with a Cert III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) .

Bishop of Parramatta Awards recognise student excellence

The annual Bishop’s Award for Student Excellence which recognises the religious and academic achievement of Year 12 students across the Diocese of Parramatta.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Bright Lights in Library Display

A small lantern shines brightly in front of a pastel coloured seascape in the Library of Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek. Small twinkling lights on a bright strand of string loop around the central bookstand.

Mid year Yuletide at Emmaus

Residents from the Emmaus Village Retirement Centre joined students from Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek for the College’s ‘Christmas in July’ event.

Principals’ Pilgrimage to sacred sites in Australia strengthens school leadership

Principals from across the Diocese of Parramatta recently embarked on an Australian pilgrimage, visiting sacred sites and places of spiritual significance including Penola and Uluru.

Capital Times for Students

Year 9 excursion to Canberra proved to be an action-packed experience.

Mid Year Yule at Emmaus

Christmas in July celebrations with Emmaus Village Retirement Village. The day is keenly anticipated each year by the residents and student leaders.

Senior Students visit Parliament House

Senior School Leadership students visit NSW Parliament House with Tanya Davies MP Member for Mulgoa

Sleepover with a difference

Sleepover at Emmaus Catholic College

Making Korean connections at Emmaus

Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek, is a long way from Korea, but a strong, positive connection is in progress. A student exchange agreement has recently been formalised between Emmaus Catholic College and the Korean Guryong Middle School.

ENROLMENTS

Enrolment packages available from the College. Call 96704588 for more information. Our enrolments close 31/7/2015.

KOREAN CONNECTIONS

Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek is a long way from Korea, but a strong, positive connection is in progress. Students of Korean language and culture are encouraged by the initiative of teacher Mr Kyle Jung.

Nike Academy just does it for Emmaus student

Emilio Martinez, a 16-year-old midfielder from Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek is the latest Australian to enter the burgeoning Nike Football Academy; a setup most known for delivering Tom Rogic and Devante Clut into the spotlight.

Catholic Student Leaders' Forum

More than 75 student leaders from secondary schools across the Diocese of Parramatta met at St Patrick's Cathedral Hall on Tuesday 5 May.

Belonging at Emmaus

Belonging within the Emmaus Catholic College community was demonstrated recently during the celebration of Harmony Week.

Quick Clicks at Emmaus

Film directors and producers of the future perhaps, and certainly an action group of today’s college world.

Food for Life; Food for Thought

Food on the table is for most people in our society, taken for granted. Even simple meals appear with regularity to the majority of Australian families.

Headfirst into the New Year

Students at Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek splashed into the new school year with enthusiasm and talent.

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Students top the state in HSC courses

The HSC results has seen three students from our Catholic schools achieve first in the state for their subjects.

OPEN NIGHT 11TH MARCH FROM 4-8.30PM

Open Night 11th March 2015

Diocese records outstanding results in 2014 HSC

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta has seen some exceptional results in the 2014 Higher School Certificate (HSC) with a number of schools making significant improvements in their overall results.

Korean Consul-General visits Emmaus College

Students and staff of Emmaus College, Kemps Creek recently welcomed Whie Jin Lee, Consul-General of the Republic of Korea to see the Korean language program first hand.

Flying the Diplomatic Flag at Emmaus

Students and staff of the College warmly greeted the arrival of Whie Jin Lee, Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Sydney.

Active and Aware

Students and staff member Mrs Middeldorp, attended a Social Justice Conference at Mt Druitt organized by St Vincent de Paul group.

Futsal Competition

Students attended the Futsal Competition

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Remembrance Day

Students and staff attend St Marys RSL Club on Remembrance Day

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

Student Enjoy Sea Sculptures

Year 7 students visit Sculptures by the Sea

Emmaus Catholic College student combines HSC with passion for dance

Emma Green from Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek has finished Year 12 HSC studies on a high, after being selected to attend Brent Street Dance Academy.

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

Prizes for Portraits at Emmaus

Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek instituted a new competition in 2014 to encourage and support creative students from Years 7-12.

All the Way for Emmaus Day

With the exception of HSC students who were at home involved in last minute exam revisions, the entire Emmaus Catholic College student community recently celebrated a ‘big day out’.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Good luck to our 2014 HSC students

This year, a record number of 79,679 students are enrolled in Higher School Certificate (HSC) courses with more than 2,800 from the Parramatta diocese.

Emmaus Catholic College student recognised for excellence

Jannik Mathias, Emmaus Catholic College was recently awarded the annual Bishop of Parramatta Awards for Student Excellence, which recognise the religious and academic achievement of senior secondary students across the Diocese of Parramatta

Peace Ceremony

Peace Ceremony

Korean Excursion

Korean Excursion

Worthy recipients of Bishop of Parramatta Awards for Student Excellence 2014

The annual Bishop of Parramatta Awards for Student Excellence, which recognises the religious and academic achievement of senior secondary students across the Diocese of Parramatta, were held at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday 11 September.

Excursion for Year 10 students

Excursion

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

WALKATHON

Emmaus Walkathon to help raise funds for a bus shelter.

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

Showcase

“It’s no use just having talent, it has to be trained and encouraged as Emmaus does”.

Emmaus College welcomes local seniors for festive lunch

Students from Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek hosted a Christmas in July luncheon for the residents of nearby Emmaus Retirement Village recently.

Successful Business Students

Two students received the Australian Vocation Student Prize

Industrial Action at Emmaus

Information for parents regarding Industrial Action

The Emmaus Walk

On 8th August the school community will be involved in the Emmaus Walk.

Tanya Davies MP inspires at Emmaus College

Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek welcomed State Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, at a recent College assembly.

RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.

Fast Forward

Year 10 students attending Fast Forward an initiative of the University of Western Sydney

Emmaus Catholic College honours 89 year old Aline Lyons for dedication to teaching

Career advisor and mentor Aline Lyons celebrated her 89th birthday surrounded by colleagues and friends at Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek.

Soup Stirrers

“Dining at the Creek” was the order of the evening when College Principal, Dr Brad Campbell and Assistant Principal, Mr Michael Pate, ably assisted by student College Leaders, prepared and served huge cauldrons of soups.

Relay for Life

Team Emmaus, comprising students and staff from Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek participated in the Penrith Relay for Life early in May.

Subject Selection Evening

Emmaus College will be having a Subject Selection Evening on Wednesday 4th June 2014. Come along and have a look at the subjects on offer for Years 9, 10, 11 in 2015.

Entertainment Books

We have the new Entertainment Book available at the office for the same price as last year. The books are $65 each and $13 of this goes to the school so please tell your family and friends.

Students and school leaders in the kitchen at Emmaus Catholic College

Emmaus Catholic College Principal, Dr Brad Campbell and Assistant Principal, Mr Michael Pate, worked with student leaders to prepare and serve of soups to staff working on parent-teacher nights.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Close shave for Leukaemia research

School support officer, Margaret Hopley, from Mother Teresa Primary School, Westmead and Year 8 student, Bernadette Unatan-Isocof, from Emmaus Catholic College, Kemps Creek were among a number of school community members who shaved their heads in support of the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser.

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Senior Assessment Timetable

Senior Assessment Timetable

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