Emmanuel Catholic College aims to be a leader in education throughout WA and beyond. We aim to do this by finding innovative ways to engage our students in their learning and provide individualised pathways to ensure that each child reaches their goal beyond their time at school.
As we move further into the 21st century, it is evident that there has been a shift in how education is viewed. In the past, education was a one size fits all type of deal where all students were taught the same way and were expected to learn in the same fashion. Due to the advances in technology and research, we are able to see that each student learns differently and that not every method of teaching works for every student. We know that when we can meet this need, student engagement increases.
At Emmanuel, we believe it is essential that we strive to engage students in the classroom in order to maximise their learning potential. We aim to involve students in activities such as hands-on projects, student-led discussions, and respect student voice to further promote a passion for life-long learning.
Critical thinking is a key component of engaging our students and encouraging learning. When students are encouraged to think deeply and analytically, they can make connections between concepts, form opinions, and better understand the material. Teaching critical thinking skills helps to create a passion for learning and encourages students to think outside of the box. This creates a stimulating environment that is conducive to learning and helps to promote higher level thinking and problem-solving. This is why at Emmanuel, students will experience a variety of learning styles, and experiences beyond the traditional classroom environment. We are proud of our College and the potential each child is able to discover during their time here.
Year 7 is the entry year at Emmanuel and is transition to secondary education. Over the last five years the College has refined their hybrid model for Year 7 students, which is a combination of primary and secondary school elements with a core group of Teachers who ensure students’ transition into the Secondary model is a smooth and supportive one. Classes are not streamed in Year 7.
Year 8 the emphasis is on developing sound study and organisational routines. Some classes are streamed and students are able to choose from an extensive range of electives to complement their compulsory subjects.
Year 9 the emphasis is on developing sound study and organisational routines. Some classes are streamed in Year 9 and students are able to choose from an extensive range of electives to complement their compulsory subjects.
Year 10 is effectively the beginning of senior school and this important year determines which courses a student can choose to take in Years 11 and 12. Parents and students are involved in a structured process of counselling and preparation for course selection that occurs in stages throughout the year. This includes an interview at the College to finalise the student’s choices.
Year 11 and 12 are both significantly different to previous years. There are many different requirements that must be met by students in order to achieve Graduation and the Western Australian Certificate of Education at the end of Year 12. A range of ATAR (university bound) and wholly school-assessed Courses are offered, along with VET Certificate level courses and the opportunity for students to undertake Structured Workplace Learning.
All students are required to study the equivalent of six courses or endorsed Programs, one of which will be Religion and Life. Minimum entry requirements apply for entry into particular courses in Year 11 and 12.
Emmanuel enrols students with disabilities and additional needs in accordance with our Enrolment Policy. The College does not have a specific Centre for Students with Disabilities on campus, however it works in conjunction with consultants at the Catholic Education Office to ensure that provision for appropriate services and support is in place for those students who require it.