27 Nov 2014
Standing Tall for Remembrance Day
“Stand tall with pride with your heads held high, together as one”. This advice in song was presented to the citizens and school students gathered at St Marys RSL Club on Remembrance Day.
Emmaus Catholic College student Rochelle Christensen wrote the song ‘Together as One’ which she then sang at the ceremony.
“It was originally a poem”, Rochelle explained, “in connection with the World War I studies in our Year 10 history class”.
Interested in the war stories and conscious of 2015 being the year when Anzac Day will ‘commemorate 100 years’, Rochelle then found a melody to match her words.
Emmaus College staff and fellow students, as well as her family, supported and encouraged Rochelle as she accepted the invitation to participate in the Remembrance Day observance.
“I felt very nervous and apprehensive about it as the day came close”, she confessed, “because I hadn’t done anything like this before. However I realised it was an honour for me, and my song, and also for Emmaus College”.
When the Emmaus representatives, teacher Mrs Curran with students Rochelle and Jannelle Hernandez arrived at the venue, they were welcomed in a friendly appreciative way so Rochelle’s nervousness eased.
“As I felt more comfortable, my confidence grew and I actually enjoyed the experience”, she said. Several members of the public congratulated Rochelle after the ceremony, while she expressed her thanks to the Emmaus staff, her family and school friends for their support.
Rochelle enjoys being a choir member and intends to continue music studies in her HSC Course at Emmaus Catholic College.
“If my song can contribute in any way to next year’s special Anzac Day celebrations I will be happy to present it”, she concluded.
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