Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Some opportunities, like the Junior School FRIENDS program are woven into the curriculum whilst others like the Year 8 Compass, the Year 9 Response, the Year 10 Journey and the Year 11 Mentoring programs are voluntary. They are all, if I’m honest, quite remarkable. These programs are an integral part of the education on offer here, and I would encourage you to talk to your children about joining in.

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Emmanuel Senior School Athletics team claims APS Title!

Emmanuel Senior School Athletics team claims APS Title!

Aug 13 - Our Emmanuel Athletics team has done it again, winning our 3rd APS title in the last 4 years, with a superb team performance at Griffith Uni today.

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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in enrolling at Emmanuel College. At Emmanuel College it is our intention to offer places to those families and students whom we think will best benefit from our school environment.

Our school has a studious and happy culture, where there is widespread respect for one another and a willingness to support the ethos of the College in every way. Our students are willing to serve their community, to commit themselves to high standards of Presentation, Conduct and Effort, and commit to maintaining an environment where all people are valued and respected.

We are not a selective school academically, but we are unapologetic about being highly selective behaviourally. We seek to enrol students who are willing to try hard to succeed and who show genuine character and willingness to contribute to the life of the College.

We are a Christian school. This does not mean that we only enrol people committed to the Christian faith. We have students from many different faiths, and some from non-faith backgrounds. However, we require all students and families to recognise that we are a Christian school, and to respect and support that ethos.

While we do not guarantee a place for siblings, we give preference to siblings, where an older sibling is already enrolled.

Below is an explanation of the process for applying for the enrolment of a student at Emmanuel College. If you have any questions about this process, please contact our Enrolments Registrar:

Marianne Beverland
(07) 5561 4021

Register your Intention to Apply for a future intake year level 

Please complete the Intention to Apply for Enrolment form. This is a one page form with no lodgement fee.

Applicable ONLY to students commencing in one of the following intake years:

  • Prep - from 2020 onwards
  • Year 7 - from 2020 onwards

For all other entry levels please see the 'Application for Enrolment' below.

Once your 'Intention to Apply' form is lodged:

  • You will receive written confirmation that your child’s name has been placed on the waiting list.
  • We will attempt to contact you via email in the year prior to enrolment to confirm your continued interest and to ask you to complete an Application for Enrolment form as outlined below. If you do not advise us of changes in your address/contact details, we may not be able to contact you and the Intention to Apply will be deemed to have lapsed.
  • Interviews are generally held at any time in the twelve months before the due starting date. The College endeavours to confirm the majority of our offers of places by July of the previous year. Please note that we do not guarantee to interview every applicant as there are generally many more applications than available places.

Application for Enrolment

This is applicable for students who desire to commence at Emmanuel College in all Year levels including intake levels for 2019.

Intake levels for 2019 are Prep, Year 4 and Year 7. Applications for intakes must be submitted on or before 31 January 2018.

Step 1

Please complete the following online Application for Enrolment form
or you can download this printable form to complete and return to us.

Please ensure all documentation is included in your submission. *An application fee of $77.00 (including GST) is payable with each application. This fee covers the cost of administration of the enrolment process and is not be refundable if an enrolment application is unsuccessful.

Step 2

The Principal or Principal’s Delegate will assess Enrolment Applications. Not all applicants will be offered an interview, as there are generally many more applications than available places. 

If you are to be offered an interview, you will be contacted to arrange a date and time.  Interviews with potential students should be accompanied by one or both parents or carers. Please bring as much information as you feel will be beneficial to your application to your interview. The interviewer will be interested in learning as much as possible about the student’s capacity for learning, and how well we feel the student and family will fit into the culture of our College.

Step 3

If your application and interview is successful, we will confirm your offer in writing and give you an opportunity to respond within a set period of time. If you do not respond within that period, the place may be offered to another student.

Written notification of a place is the only official notification on which you should rely. This offer will only be secured upon the return of your signed Enrolment Contract with payment of the Enrolment Fee and Capital Contribution.

Payments Required at Confirmation of Enrolment*

Acceptance of Offer of Enrolment Fee:  $100 per student

Initial Capital Contribution:

$600 for the first child
$400 for the second child
$Nil for all subsequent children

Please note: the contract is completed when the contract form (signed by the College) is returned to us, signed by all relevant parties (usually two parents/guardians).

*These are non-refundable fees in the event that you subsequently decide not to proceed with the enrolment, after you have accepted it. In cases of family emergency or extreme hardship you may make a request for a compassionate consideration in regard to a refund, which the College will consider, but not necessarily accept.