23 Aug 2016
Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek has established a firm, friendly contact with South Korea. Mr Kyle Jung, teacher of Korean studies at Emmaus has organised various activities which have established and developed the relationship.
Activities in which students from Years 7, 8 and 9 have participated include visits to the Korean Cultural Centre in Sydney and hosting Korea students from Suryong Middle School in 2015.
Korean diplomatic representatives have also visited Emmaus Catholic College, showing keen interest in the program of Korean language and cultural studies.
The most recent saw the College community welcoming Mr Whie Jim Lee, Consul-General and the Director of the Korean Education Centre Soo Whan Kang.
Ryan Cherne a Year 9 Emmaus student said, “it was really good to hear about Korea from the Consul-General and the information he gave us will be very useful for our students as we continue”.
Kittibwa Mutebi, also from Year 9, agreed. “It gives you a different perspective to just reading or even viewing films”, she said. “Because we are going on our school excursion to Korea in September, this year’s Korean Day was even more significant to us”.
A special feature of the day was the traditional Korean Fan Dance. Ryan described it as “very fast moving, very colourful and something probably not seen very often outside Korean circles”.
Kittibwa added, “the costumes were beautiful, adding to the exciting feeling of the dance. Of course the fans were very exquisite”.
The students concluded that the Korean Day activities with the compliment paid to Emmaus by the diplomatic visitor reinforces their interest in the subject.
“The highlight of our year will be our excursion to South Korea in September”, said Ryan. “Mr Jung our teacher has planned some great experiences for us including visiting a Korean Folk Village, a museum, a theme park and a market”.
Between now and September the Emmaus students will be highly motivated to work on conversation and pronunciation.
20 Sep 2022
Join us as we farewell our Year 12 students! We are livestreaming the Year 12 Graduation Mass from 12pm tomorrow. Watch from our YouTube Channel with our link provided tomorrow morning.
20 Sep 2022
Join us as we farewell our Year 12 students! We are livestreaming the Year 12 Graduation Mass from 12pm tomorrow. Watch from our YouTube Channel with our link provided tomorrow morning. #hsc #graduation https://t.co/WB760VpF9a
08 Sep 2022
Penrith Valley Sports Foundation holds its coveted annual awards night - One of Penrith’s most inspirational athletes, Cranebrook teen Layla Sharp was crowned PVSF All Abilities Award winner for 2022.
04 Sep 2022
Happy Father's Day to all the families in our Emmaus Community! Year 11 spent some time creating Father's Day cards and our Library Staff created a wall of hilarious Dad Jokes provided by our staff!
02 Sep 2022
Twenty-eight outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta were recently recognised by Bishop Vincent Long at the annual Bishop’s Awards for Student Excellence.
02 Sep 2022
Year 11 Standard English were blessed to have J. C. Burke, Australian Author of the novel they are currently studying speak to them before they write a response about the novel in the Yearly Examination