Enrolment
FAQ

Enrolments Questions

Q: When should I enrol my child?

Q: When will I know if my application is successful?

Q: What are the benefits of a co-educational school?

Q: Does the College have a large music/drama department?

Q: What sports do students play?

Q: What is the ratio of male/female students?


Answers:

Q: When should I enrol my child?

A: You can lodge an application at any time.  The closing date for applications will generally be the last week of February of the year your child is in Grade 6.  Applications received after the closing date are placed on a Waiting List.
When your child is in Grade 4 or 5 we suggest you come along to an Information Session or Open Day and obtain the latest information. 

Q: When will I know if my application is successful?

A: Offers of places will be posted late April/early May in the year your child is in Grade 6.

Q: What are the benefits of a co-educational school?

A: One of the greatest benefits of co-education is the development of the kinds of social skills which enable boys and girls to interact as part of their normal day to day routine.  Boys and girls are equally well represented among the high VCE achievers.

Research on co-educational versus single sex education is not conclusive.  A key determinate factor is often the quality of the school and the teachers in the classrooms rather than the gender issue.

Notwithstanding, families will have their own views on this matter.  Parent’s perspectives of their own education may influence their decision making.  We simply ask that you observe our students in a co-educational environment, and hopefully you will come to the conclusion the co-education ensures a well-rounded education.  After all, our students have been in a co-educational environment all their lives, in school, their families and the wider community.  We believe that a co-educational environment best prepares students for life.

Q: Does the College have a large music/drama department?

A: We have a very large music/drama department. The highlight of each year is the College Production in which the music, dance and drama departments come together to stage the annual musical.  Productions have included; Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, The Wiz, Footloose and High School Musical.

Students have the opportunity to participate in various ensemble groups as well as a school orchestra and the Emmaus Soul/Blues band.  These groups rehearse weekly and perform publicly on a regular basis.

Q: What sports do students play?

A: The College offers inter house activities in swimming, athletics, cross country in a range of summer and winter sports including football, soccer, netball, cricket etc.  The College also belongs to the Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne (EISM) which provides the framework for inter-school sport.

Q: What is the ratio of male/female students?

A: Approximately 55/45%.  This ratio is considered to be excellent as we are located in the midst of a number of single sex girls schools.