Alternative Schoolies

Growing young global citizens

Part of the stated Mission of Emmanuel College is to empower students to serve and act with compassion and justice as members of a global community. 

Students need to know how to be successful in an interconnected global society. 

Being in a small regional centre that has such a strong Anglo-Irish heritage it is so important to give students every opportunity to become more ‘worldly’ and to become familiar with other cultures and ways of life. The students who are at school now are going to have multiple career paths within a global economy and we need to make sure they are as well prepared as any other student in any other school in any other part of the world. 

But how does a school educate regional-living young people to be good global citizens? 

Emmanuel College offers a multi-faceted approach to educating students to be citizens of the world.
Throughout their time at Emmanuel College, students are offered opportunities to learn as global citizens through: 

  • The academic program 
  • The religious education program 
  • Young Vinnies 
  • Languages 
  • Overseas Language Study Tours 
  • World Challenge 
  • Alternative Schoolies Program 
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award    

Alternative 'Schoolies’ 

The Emmanuel College Alternative Schoolies program is a significant initiative that has been running since 2013.  It provides a unique opportunity for senior students to travel overseas and immerse themselves in another culture while serving a small community. Emmanuel College has established an ongoing relationship with the people of Atauro Island, East Timor, and building connection with the local village school. 
This has been a life-changing experience for the students who have taken part.

"Our daughter has come home 'knowing' less and understanding more. Her eyes are open, her mind is open, her heart is open.  It has been an amazing opportunity and I am so proud of her and grateful to you both (Ben and Clare). With the support and encouragement of dedicated professionals like yourselves, our young people have had an experience that goes above and beyond any other kind of post-school celebration. Thanks again." 
(Email from an Emmanuel parent)

If you would like to know more about the Alternative Schoolies Program please contact Mr James Laidler.