Emmanuel Catholic Primary School Special Religious Character As a Catholic Primary School within the Diocese of Rockhampton, our Emmanuel School Community strives to live out the Gospel values in all dimensions of our school. Through a commitment to quality, inclusive, Catholic education, we work together to foster and enhance the Diocesan Mission Directions, in an attempt to create a dynamic faith and education community. We share in the Mission of the Church, providing knowledge and rich experiences of our Catholic Faith, empowering all to know God's love in their daily lives.
Emmanuel's special religious character has its origins within Marist Spirituality. In the Marist tradition, Saint Peter Chanel calls us to be people of courage and faith, dedicated to Jesus and Mary and generous in our care and commitment of others. With the opening of Emmanuel Catholic School in 1983 as a P-10 school, the Marist Sisters nurtured a spirit of dedication to simplicity, a love of children, family spirit, care for the poor, a love of work and following the example of Mary in daily life.
Instrumental to the formation of Emmanuel's early religious character were Fr Joe Carroll and Sr Joan McBride. Both Fr Joe and Sr Joan worked with parents, staff and students to establish a school community built on faith and a desire to provide quality Catholic Education. In 1996, Emmanuel College took on a new structure and identity with the establishment of Emmanuel Catholic Primary School from P-7 and Holy Spirit College that would in time cater for students from Year 8-12.
Our School Name and Motto – 'Emmanuel - God With Us' is most significant in shaping our religious character today. It speaks to us of our special relationship and union with God, calling us to recognise the presence of God in those we meet and the importance of prayer in our lives. The Transfiguration of our Lord provides the focus for our feast day celebration, calling each member of our community to acknowledge the importance of God within our daily lives.
Today Emmanuel Catholic Primary School is one of four Catholic primary schools that are part of St Joseph's Parish. We offer children from Prep to Year Six a Catholic education in a modern, comfortable and caring atmosphere. We continue to build on our rich past to create a future that embodies and fulfils the promises of 'Emmanuel' – God With Us – engaging our community in witnessing God's love in the 21st century.
Emmanuel Catholic Primary School Baxter Drive, Mt Pleasant QLD 4740 (PO Box 8064, Mt Pleasant QLD 4740)