The Confraternity Carnival is an annual schoolboys rugby league competition conducted by the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Rugby League (QISSRL). The Carnival began in 1980 and in that time has developed a reputation as one of the most formidable schoolboy rugby league competitions in Australia. The Carnival is played each year in a different city in Queensland and the competition is for the Open or Firsts team from each school. Teams take a squad of 20 players to the Carnival.
2014 was the inaugural year for participation by Emmaus College students.
In 2018, out of 48 teams, Emmaus College was awarded the Spirit of Confraternity Trophy, which was awarded to us for our persistence, sportsmanship and brotherhood.
In 2023, Emmaus College will field a girls team in the Confraternity Shield for the first time.
Emmaus College participates in the annual Vicki Wilson Cup. This is an interschool competition managed, organised and run by Netball Qld in collaboration Queensland School Sport.
High Schools across Queensland are able to nominate, and play in the Preliminary Rounds against other schools in their school sport region. Following the preliminary rounds, the top 16 schools from across Queensland then compete in the Vicki Wilson Cup Finals Series.
Students in Years 7 to 12 can be selected in the Emmaus College Touch Teams to participate in the biggest schools touch football event held anywhere in the world. Over 360 teams and 3500 students converge on Whites Hill, Brisbane in October every year to compete in the annual Queensland All Schools Touch Competition.
The competition which often includes interstate and international teams and features over 1000 games of touch, is played over four days, from Wednesday to Saturday and following the round–robin pool games, the top teams progress to the Finals which are held on Sunday of the event.
The All Schools Championship is an affiliated event, endorsed by Qld School Sport. This event is hosted by the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association and sanctioned by the Qld Touch Association, Touch Football Australia and the Federation of International Touch.
The Emmaus College Equestrian team was founded in 2007 and first comprised only two members. Since then, numbers have increased, so too Emmaus’ contribution to and participating in competitions.
Since its inception, the Equestrian team has been extremely successful at Regional, State and National levels.
At a regional level, the team has been awarded the titles of:
At a State level, the team has been awarded the titles of:
In 2021, the Emmaus College equestrian team won the State Champion Primary Combined Team and the State Champion Primary School. In 2022, we won the SEQ Regional Champion Primary School for the second consecutive year and the Primary Percentage Trophy (calculated on the highest percentage score per rider). We repeated this again in 2023, taking out the SEQ Regional Champion Primary School Team and Primary Percentage Trophies.
In 2022, seven of our riders qualified for a spot on the Queensland State Squad and competed at the National Championship.
Since 2011, there have been members of the team chosen to join the Queensland Interschool State team competing at the Australian Interschool Championships with individual results of these riders consistently being in the top ten of their classes including Champion and Reserve Champions of Showhorse classes.
Since 2015, Emmaus College has hosted an Interschool Showhorse and Combined Training Competition with The Springfield Anglican College at the Park Ridge Pony Club. In 2021, the college hosted its first Interschool Showjumping Competition. These competitions are attended by schools from many areas of South East Queensland and as far away as Dalby in the west and Gympie in the north.
Students spend a significant amount of time outside of school hours preparing for competitions.
We look forward to welcoming new riders in the future. For more information about the Equestrian team and competition dates, please contact the College.
The Cattle Show Team of Emmaus College is unique to our school. Our College is lucky to be in partnership with Lake Moogerah Droughtmasters and Reynolds Head Droughtmasters who supply the cattle for our students to show on their behalf. As part of 7-12 Sport and in afternoons after school, students in the Cattle Show Team train and prepare the cattle each year to participate in local and regional shows. Students in our Cattle Show Team proudly represent our College and our cattle breeders when competing in the show ring aiming to be judged champion cattle. We are well known in our region for the professional way that our students handle and show our cattle. Together, Emmaus College, Lake Moogerah Droughtmasters and Reynolds Head Droughtmasters, each year achieve significant results in the show ring.
The South East Colleges Association of Sport (SECA Sport) was established to facilitate and promote a spirit of camaraderie, competitiveness and support amongst the ten Brisbane Catholic Education member schools.
Emmaus College proudly participates in a range of SECA sports which include:
Students may also be invited to represent Emmaus at various carnivals and gala days, including:
Emmaus College students have the opportunity to pursue representative sporting pathways through Queensland School Sport. Students, who excel at their chosen sport, can nominate to attend trials to be selected for a Zone, District, Regional or Queensland team.
Emmaus College is part of the Pacific Rim School Sport District and South Coast School Sport Region.
Opportunities to pursue representative sport begin when students are 10 years old as at 31 December in the year of competition.
• Students in Years 3-6 (10-12 years age groups)
Emmaus College - Beaudesert Zone - Pacific Rim District - South Coast Region - Queensland - Australia
• Students in Years 7-12 (12-19 years old)
Emmaus College - Rivers Zone - Pacific Rim District - South Coast Region - Queensland - Australia
Details about Zone and District Trials are located on the South Coast School Sport Website click here and you can download the District Trials Information Calendar under the relevant heading.
Students wishing to nominate for trials should contact the Emmaus College Program Leader for Sport.
• Students in Years 3-6 (10-12 years age groups) – Mr Mik Oberle
• Students in Years 7-12 (12-19 years age groups) – Ms Ashleigh Flesser