Student Leadership is an important element of school life.
Emmaus College has a Student Council, consisting of a Middle School team (Years 7-9) chaired by the College Vice Captains (Year 11), and Senior School team (Years 10-12) chaired by the College Captains (Year 12). Students have the opportunity to nominate to be a member of one of the committees (Liturgy, Arts, Social Justice and Academic) or to be considered for a House Captain role, with a male and female Year 12 student filling these roles in each House.
The Student Council usually meets once a fortnight and is involved in planning events such as Open Day, Emmaus Day, whole school fundraising ventures etc. Students in leadership roles are expected to participate in planning House events with their respective House Leader, and to make themselves available to represent the College as required.
Student leaders are to uphold the rules of the College both by example and encouragement of other students, to foster a spirit of cooperation in the College community, to encourage among students a spirit of learning and dedication to academic pursuits, to develop among students a willingness to participate in the co-curricular life of the College, to act as a liaison between students and the College administration and make suggestions on behalf of the student body, and to bring matters of concern or potential conflict to the notice of the College administration.