Excellence in learning within a contemporary Christian community helps create a strong ethic of care and respect that leads to great learning outcomes.
That is Emmaus College's Vision Statement and principal Mr Kevin Schwede described learning at the school as "visionary, nurturing and engaging".
"Having a clear vision is vital for the success of today's schools," he said.
"We have teachers who are thinking and looking ahead, preparing children for a more flexible, globalised world."
Another vital attribute of learning at Emmaus is nurturing.
With thoughtful guidance, children participate in pastoral care programs that teach the importance of reflection, mutual respect and self-discipline.
Children know they are cared for and in turn understand how to care for themselves and for others.
To be successful learners, students need to feel safe and connected to their school community.
The college's pastoral approach centres around the dignity of each student and the importance of respectful relationships.
The third attribute is engagement.
This means that teachers motivate students to do the very best they can - both in their academic achievement and in their co-curricular endeavours.
Emmaus students experience a dynamic learning environment with extensive facilities and a challenging curriculum taught by both core and specialist teachers.