Opened in January 2020, our new Brooklyn Park Campus is an expansive, modern Junior School that caters for 300 students from for Early Learning to Year 6. Located at 34 Lipsett Terrace, it is an extension of the excellent standard of non-denominational, Christ-centred education already provided at South Plympton Campus.

Early Learning Centre

Our Early Learning Centre (ELC) is the first step on an education pathway at Emmaus Christian College. The ELC is underpinned by the existing College vision, values and philosophy. The nationally adopted Early Years Learning Framework is presented from a Christian worldview, enriched by embracing practices from Guided Play-Based Learning, Reggio Emilia and Nature Play.

Our high quality, long day care education program is tailored for children aged between three and five. We offer a four-year-old preschool/kindy program that meets all the requirements of children transitioning into school.

Foundation to Year 6

In 2020 the Campus commenced with two classes for Foundation to Year 2. In 2021 we will cater for students up to Year 4. We believe this staged development will create a community-based environment where your child will be nurtured and supported. It will also allow each student to individually grow and learn as the school grows. The commencement of other year levels faster than the above growth plan would be considered based on demand.

Facilities include (not limited to):

  • Generously-sized classrooms with wet areas
  • Library Resource and Technology Centre
  • Specialist learning areas
  • Outdoor PE learning area with hard court
  • State-of-the-art outdoor equipment and nature playground
  • Access to the Adelaide West Uniting Church auditorium for whole-school events

We will continue to develop the facility to cater for the organic growth of the College each year.

One College, Two Campuses

Governed and operated by the existing Board and Executive Leadership team will ensure a consistent, authentically Christian and non-denominational approach to education. Our existing Head of Junior School, Helen Vonow will have initial oversight of the new Brooklyn Park Campus and our Principal, Andrew Linke will remain as Principal of both campuses.

Guaranteed ELC to 12 Pathway

We aim to provide a complete schooling pathway for all our students across both campuses. All Brooklyn Park Campus students will have guaranteed access to the South Plympton Middle School at the conclusion of Year 6 at Brooklyn Park.

Junior School Frequently Asked Questions

How many students does each class have?

We anticipate that class sizes and composition will be similar to our South Plympton Campus. This will include class sizes of between 25 and 28.

In 2020, students will be enrolled in either Foundation, Year 1 or Year 2. Other Year levels may be available if there is reasonable demand.

Will my child be guaranteed a place in the Emmaus Christian College Middle School from Year 7?

Yes. Brooklyn Park Campus students are guaranteed a place in our Middle School located at South Plympton Campus from Year 7.

What are the tuition fees?

Tuition fees and charges are consistent with the South Plympton Campus. We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on the tuition fees for all families enrolled in 2020 and a 5% discount in 2021. Sibling Concessions continue to be offered across both campuses.

Who has leadership over the Brooklyn Park Campus?

Our existing Head of Junior School, Helen Vonow has oversight of the new Brooklyn Park Campus in the initial stages. As the campus grows, it is expected that a dedicated Head of Brooklyn Park Campus will be appointed and will form part of the College Executive Leadership Group.

The current College Principal, Andrew Linke, is the Principal over both the South Plympton and Brooklyn Park campuses.

The current Emmaus Board has responsibility for the governance of both the South Plympton and Brooklyn Park campuses.

Is there a canteen?

There are currently no plans for a Canteen. As the Campus develops, we may consider sourcing lunch options from a local supplier if there is demand.

Is there be a bus service?

At this stage, there are no plans for a bus service for Brooklyn Park Campus. However, we aim to support families where possible and will reconsider the provision of this service if there is demand.

Is there an OSHC program?

We currently do not operate an OSHC program at Brooklyn Park Campus, as we offer at the South Plympton Campus. We envisage that as the school community grows and the demand increases, we may expand our offering to include an OSHC Program onsite.

From June 2020, St John Bosco School (in close proximity), have agreed to offer any OSHC vacancies they have to Emmaus school-aged children. This offer is subject to Emmaus staff or community members supervising the walk with children between the two campuses morning and night. During 2020 Emmaus staff are only able to facilitate supervision of transition between sites in the afternoons.

Enrolment and attendance at the St John Bosco OSHC will be a direct relationship between families and St John Bosco. Children from Emmaus who attend the St John Bosco OSHC, do so as a completely separate enrolment to Emmaus. Parents will need to apply directly to the St John Bosco OSHC Director, Ms Leanna Vita.

For any further information please contact the St John Bosco OSHC Director Ms Leanna Vita on Leanna.Vita@sjb.catholic.edu.au or phone (08) 8249 4900.

What opportunities are there be to be involved in the College community?

As a new F-2 community, there are plenty of great opportunities to get to know families and be involved in the College life. There are opportunities to be involved in the South Plympton Campus community through shared events and excursions.

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