Our aim at Emmanuel is to help the young women and men of the College to be their best and become high functioning, resilient and successful adults in a world characterised by change – adults who can think independently and make a meaningful contribution in our world.
Providing a classroom environment of unconditional respect where students are valued, listened to and work together is an important dimension of achieving this aim, as is delivering learning-teaching programs that are engaging and rigorous and develop students as independent learners.
As a Catholic school our focus with students is on their development as a whole person and their growth in strong values, care and consideration for others, particularly those who need our help. Academic achievement is an important part of students being their best.
Learning how to learn, gaining feedback on learning progress, and setting new learning goals are important components of students achieving excellence at Emmanuel College.
We are what we repeatedly do: excellence is not an art but a habit. Working in partnership with parents we aim to develop the habit of excellence in the young women and men of the College in helping them to live life to the full.
All students in Years 7-9 have a school prescribed laptop and those in Years 10-12 have a BYOD program. These programs enable students to make use of online learning opportunities and in some subjects, ebooks. Students use their computers to access a range of presentation options, keep notes, develop projects, research and communicate with each other and teachers. It is a valuable tool that is used both at school and home.
In the 21st century students can be engaged in learning anywhere anytime. We have tried to create an environment where this is supported by our use of two online Learning Management Systems. The College has SIMON which also has a parent portal. Students can access classroom resources, school information and assessment materials from anywhere anytime. This system also provides the opportunity for students to upload their work for teachers to assess. In addition, as part of our membership of the New Tech Network students from Years 7 to 9 have access to Echo which is another online Learning Management System, where they can access all of the materials that they need to complete their Project Based Learning assessments.
Our online Learning Management System also allows parents to access information about the learning of their child, feedback about assessment activities, their attendance and reports. There is also a range of documents including policies and procedures and curriculum handbooks that enable parents to remain informed about the learning opportunities within the school.
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