Catholic Education South Australia

From the Principal

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Welcome to Emmaus Catholic School.

Firstly, I would like to say how privileged I feel to be a leader in such a welcoming and thriving community.  Whether you are already a member of our school community or a family wishing to enrol at Emmaus, I hope the information offered assists you to learn more about our wonderful school and what we have to offer.

At Emmaus we are about making a real difference to the young people in our care, whether it be through our Playgroup, our Little Learners program or our School. We strive to nurture and celebrate each student’s uniqueness, to develop their academic skills, their ability to manage themselves and their relationships, and to value and contribute to others both within and beyond the school community.

We aim for each child to value tolerance, respect, integrity and social awareness.

Offering an outstanding Playgroup and Little Learners program within our school grounds allows for a smooth transition into formal learning for our students and helps families to feel connected with each other through the transitional journey. When children are familiar with the Emmaus way, when they build strong relationships with our educators, and when they feel a sense of belonging, they begin to thrive. Early childhood is a time where children learn foundational lifelong skills through play and exploration; as educators we understand that this is a precious time in a child’s life, and we know that a smooth transition into school is more likely when we work and plan this transition collaboratively.

Being a sustainability focussed school, our eco-warriors work collaboratively to care for our earth. We value care, environmental awareness, social justice, compassion, love and the dignity of each individual within our school community.

Emmaus Catholic School offers an extensive music curriculum and instrumental program where students can access individual and group experiences through a range of ensembles, bands and instrumental tuition. We also offer music scholarships each year in wind instruments and are recognised as the school of choice for music in the southern region.

As a school community we welcome parents to be active partners in their child’s education and we provide opportunities for our families to participate in a range of ways, such as in class support, attending excursions, gardening groups, sporting events, being a part of the School Board or our friendly Parent and Friends committee.

Emmaus is an inclusive and welcoming school seeking to ensure every person feels a sense of connection and belonging. Families of other faith traditions and families who share our values as expressed in our Mission and Vision are most welcome to apply for enrolment.

We are proud of our school, our students, and our culture of collaboration and cooperation. I warmly invite you to visit Emmaus Catholic School and experience this wonderful community, a community I feel blessed and humbled to be a part of.

I am excited about what our learning environment has to offer your family and I look forward to meeting you to share in conversation about your child.

Sue Budd
Principal