This area of College life has several distinct phases, among them students beginning at the College in Year 7, students who commence at Emmaus College at a different year level and students completing their education before moving into further study or employment.
The Transition Co-ordinator is the direct link between Emmaus College and feeder primary schools in respect of the Year 7 students, and works with the Middle School House Leaders to support the students as they undertake the very significant movement from primary to secondary school. The Transition Co-ordinator assists by visiting feeder primary schools to discuss transition issues with school staff and to meet with students enrolled for Emmaus College.
A Peer Support Program is in place whereby Year 10 students work with Year 7 students in their House and the Peer Support Leaders attend the Year 7 Orientation Camp.
As part of the preparation for life at secondary school, Year 7 students who are offered a place at Emmaus College participate in a Year 7 Orientation Morning at the beginning of the school year and attend the Year 7 Orientation Camp about three weeks into their first term at Emmaus.
The House Leader and Pastoral Teacher are the key staff members for students who join the College community at a higher year level, with a buddy assigned a student to assist in the orientation to life at a new school.
The completion of secondary school studies is an important milestone in a student’s life. During this time the College focuses on supporting students throughout their final year of study into their chosen pathways beyond school life.
This takes shape through an individual interview with a Career’s Counsellor to assist students to ascertain what they wish to pursue immediately following their completion of secondary studies, and through the Pastoral Program addressing wider life issues.