Emmanuel College – Altona North VIC

‘Pursuing Personal Best.’Emmanuel College - Altonan - North, Vic

Est: 1965

Address: St Paul’s College: a campus for boys
423 Blackshaws Rd, Altona North VIC 3025
Notre Dame College: a co-educational campus
2-40 Foxwood Dr, Point Cook VIC 3030
Tel: 03 8325 5100
Fax: 03 9314 2475
Email: principal@ecmelb.catholic.edu.au
Web: www.ecmelb.catholic.edu.au

“Everything we do at the College is aimed at supporting the growth and learning of the young people whom we serve.”- Principal Christopher Stock

Enquiries: Donna Grech
Principal Christopher Stock

Principal Christopher Stock


Email: enrolments@ecmelb.catholic.edu.au
Gender: Boys / Co-educational
Yr Range: Yr 7-12 St Paul’s
Yr 7-10 Notre Dame (Yr 12 in 2013)
Enrolment:  800 St Paul’s
1000 Notre Dame
Yr 7 Enrolment: 116 boys St Paul’s
232 girls & boys Notre Dame
Languages: Italian & Japanese
Fees for 2014: Yr 7 $4,080  Yr 12 $4,080
VCE Units 3/4: 28
VET: Yes



Destinations Year 12

• Arts Centre/Visual Arts Centres x 2
• Food Technology Centre
• Library Resource Centres x 2
• Performing Arts/Drama Centres x 2
• Religious Education Centre
• Multi-purpose Areas x 4
• VCAL Learning Space
• Careers Centres x 2
• Technology Trade Centre
• Artificial Soccer Pitches x 2
• Weights/Circuit Rooms x 2
• Gymnasiums x 2
• Soccer Pitches x 2
• Basketball Courts x 8
• Yr 12 Common Room
• Language Centre
• Music Centres x 2
• Science Labs x 8
• Canteens x 2
• Wireless Site
• Theatrette
• IT Labs x 8
• Chapel
• Halls x 2
• Oval
Year 12 Destinations


About Us

The Marianist Order established St.Paul’s College in the 1960s. Inspired by the vision of Blessed William Chaminade, the College flourished according to the vision, that through education, students would discover their part in God’s family.

Forty years on, in consultation with the community, Emmanuel College was established comprising the St.Paul’s all-boys campus and the co-educational Notre Dame Campus at Point Cook. At Emmanuel, students are encouraged and supported to achieve their personal best. Through quality educational experiences and the collaboration and commitment of staff, our students are given the opportunity to unlock their potential. Students in Year 7 and 8 engage in a comprehensive program.

From Year 9, students have the opportunity to select elective subjects that best meet their interests and learning preferences. In Years 11 and 12, students can select a VCE program which may include Vocational and Educational Training subjects and VCAL. The Catholic education of young people at Emmanuel College is a partnership with parents based on four pillars of learning: to know, to do, to live together, to be in Christ.

Beyond The Classroom

At Emmanuel College students are encouraged and challenged to be their best through participation in a wide range of co-curricular activities including the Student Leadership Group, College liturgies, annual musical, short- film festival, Performing Arts Showcase and Talent Quest, choir, debating, SACCSS and ACC interschool competitions, the expansive College social justice program, both local, interstate and international tours.

Year level programs enable students to learn about themselves and experience a rich range of opportunities to live life to the full.

These programs include: Year 7 camps, transition program and project days; Year 8 surf education and FitnessWorkx; Year 9 camps, City Experience and Outdoor Education; Year 10 Work Experience, Driver Education and surf education; Year 11 seminar days and Ski Camp; Year 12 Retreat, Life and Faith program and seminar days.

Project Based Learning

We believe every student is able to succeed in their studies. This is achieved through their hard work, perseverance and learning how to learn with clear teacher feedback about learning goals and success criteria.

Standards-based Project and Problem Based Learning develops skills necessary for success in a rapidly changing world, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication and independent learning.

Students in Years 7 and 8 complete projects with real world connections while satisfying rigorous subject standards, supported by College membership of the American New Tech Network of schools.

Their learning is deeper and more substantial when applied to problems that engage and challenge them. Students at higher ability levels collaborate in teams and pursue challenging projects with high quality outcomes. Through technology and digital resources students and teachers have anywhere, anytime access to create, communicate and collaborate on projects locally and globally. Students present outcomes of their projects to a range of audiences which may include parents, civic officials, business and industry.

Visit Us in 2014

Our Open Day is on Sunday 14 September. College Tours are held during the school term. Bookings are essential. Further information is available on the website


Emmanuel College recognises gifted students. The following scholarships are on offer:

• Emmanuel College Scholarship – Recipients of the Academic Scholarship have their tuition paid during their years at the College.

• David Templeton Scholarship - Awarded to students in Year 8. The recipient of the scholarship receives a grant towards their    education at the College.

• B.J. Brophy Memorial Scholarship – Awarded for excellence in Year 12. Two scholarships of $3000.00 per year are awarded for their full-time study (3 years).