Australian Curriculum

To ensure that all of our students experience success, we work closely with our students, parents, outside service providers and highly qualified staff to ensure that each student has a dedicated plan for their learning. These learning plans are flexible and constantly being reviewed and readjusted to ensure that they are achievable for each child.

Emmaus Catholic School uses the Australian Curriculum as set down by ACARA for all schools. In addition to the Australian Curriculum, Emmaus teacher Religious Education using the Catholic Education South Australia curriculum framework, "Crossways" and "Made in the Image of God".


 The Australian Curriculum



A Growth Mindset at Emmaus

Students, teachers and families at Emmaus understand the value of a growth mindset. They know the importance of hard work, practice and challenging themselves in order to accomplish great things.

Growth mindset’ is a term used to describe the mindset of those people who understand that intelligence can be developed.  In contrast, a ‘fixed mindset’ describes the mindset of those people who believe that you are either born smart or not.

When students and educators have a growth mindset, they understand that intelligence can be developed. Students focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are. They work hard to learn more and get smarter. Research by Dr Carol Dweck from Stanford University, shows that students with a growth mindset, show greater motivation, achieve better grades and higher test results.

To find out more about a growth mindset, click here.

Learning at Emmaus

Extra Curricula Activities

In addition to a diverse classroom programme, Emmaus offers a wide range of extra curricular activities, designed to develop the gifts and talents of each student.