Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Emmaus Centre?


Established in March 2015 in response to the growing demand for services in the Macarthur region, the Emmaus Centre provides event facilities and professional services to staff, students and the community of Diocesan schools and agencies.




Where is the Emmaus Centre?


The Emmaus Centre is located in Campbelltown. Emmaus Catholic Education Centre, Macarthur 5 Allman Street CAMPBELLTOWN NSW 2560 02 4253 0886




What does the Emmaus Centre provide?


The Emmaus Centre provides professional services in three areas: Event Services, Student Services, Staff Services.

Event Services

The Event Team manage the Emmaus Centre meeting rooms and conference complex. Once you book your event via google calendar, the Event Team will contact you to discuss your requirements including room layout, technology, catering and any guest parking. On the day of your event, the Event Team prepare your meeting room with water, tea, coffee facilities, assist with technology set up, direct guests on arrival, and prepare catering orders for the times specified on your booking. Once the meeting is finished, the Event Team clean and sanitise the room and prepare for the next meeting.

For more information on the Event Facilities go to the Bookings tab on the Emmaus Centre website. Event Team ext 886 ececmreception@dow.catholic.edu.au

Student Services

Studio5 is located on the Ground Floor and provides work spaces, wifi, technology, printing and copy services and learning support programs for students from Diocesan schools in the Macarthur region. The primary purpose of Studio5 is to provide a safe place for students to study and to support those students that may not have access to wifi or technology at home or just need a quiet place to study.

Open to students from Yrs 10, 11 and 12 during school term and school holidays, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Extended hours to 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays are offered to Yr 12 students during HSC trials and exams between August and November.
Yr 11 students also have access to these extended hours during HSC Prelims.

Students must book their attendance via the Studio5 website: https://www.atstudio5.com/

Staff Services

CEO staff work spaces are located on Lvl 2 with access to printing and document preparation and a staff kitchen. Hot desks are available on Lvl 2 to all CEO staff to book via the google calendar when working temporarily in the Macarthur. There are 28 CEO staff across Service Areas permanently based at the Emmaus Centre.




Is there a sacred prayer space?


Yes, there is a Chapel on the ground floor in Studio5 that is available to all staff to use any time during business hours. This sacred prayer space was blessed by the former Bishop of Wollongong, Bishop Emeritus Peter Ingham.




What time can I access the Emmaus Centre?


The Emmaus Centre is available for CEO staff to access using their security swipe card between 6.45am and 10.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).




What time is the Emmaus Centre open for visitors?


Reception is open between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday for visitors and deliveries.




What meeting rooms are available?


There are three Meeting Rooms on the Ground Floor and a Conference Complex on Lvl 1 Mezzanine referred to as the Fr Michael Healy Conference Complex. For more information go to the Bookings tab on the Emmaus Centre website. https://www.emmauscentrecedow.com/




What time can I access a meeting room?


Meeting Rooms can be booked on Google Calendar from 9.00am allowing enough time for visitors to access the site from 8.30am when Reception opens. Staff wishing to access meeting rooms earlier can do so and must provide access to their guests if arriving before Reception opens at 8.30am.




How do I book a meeting room?


Using Google Calendar you can add the meeting room via the rooms tab (next to guests) on the google meeting booking. Emmaus Centre meeting space reference is ECECM Meeting Room 1, ECECM Meeting Room 2 etc. For more information go to the Bookings tab on the Emmaus Centre website. https://www.emmauscentrecedow.com/




Is there catering available for my meeting?


Yes, the Event Team will organise your catering requirements for your meeting directly with our suppliers. The minimum number for catering orders is 6.




Is there tea, coffee and water available in the meeting rooms?


Yes, tea, coffee and water is available in the meeting rooms. The Event Team set up the meeting rooms as per your preferences including any additional catering.




Do I need to clean the Meeting Room after use?


No, you do not need to do anything to the room after you have finished your meeting. The Event Team have a process that is place after each meeting which includes cleaning and sanitising and preparing the room for the next meeting.




Is there parking at the Emmaus Centre?


Yes, there are 4 parking bays on site in the basement car park for CEO staff to book via google calendar. If arriving before 9.30am staff are encouraged to park across the road in the Council Car Park where free all day parking bays (Oxley Street side) are available at this time. This keeps parking available at the Emmaus Centre for those staff arriving later in the day for meetings when availability in the Council Car Park is limited. For more information go to the Bookings tab on the Emmaus Centre website: https://www.emmauscentrecedow.com/




How do I book a parking spot?


Using Google Calendar you can add the parking bay via the rooms tab (next to guests) on the google meeting booking. Emmaus Centre parking booking reference is ECECM P2, ECECM P3 etc. For more information go to the Bookings tab on the Emmaus Centre website:https://www.emmauscentrecedow.com/




How do I access the Emmaus Centre car park?


Drive up to the basement car park roller door and using your CEO staff security card swipe the reader on the wall to your right. This will open the roller door.




How do I exit the Emmaus Centre car park?


Drive up to the roller door which will automatically open.

Do not take a short cut when exiting the car park over the parking bays as you will miss the automatic reader and the roller door will not open.





How do I book a hot desk?


Using Google Calendar you can add the hot desk via the rooms tab (next to guests) on the google meeting booking. Emmaus Centre hot desk booking reference is ECECM HD9, ECECM HD10 etc. For more information go to the Bookings tab on the Emmaus Centre website:https://www.emmauscentrecedow.com/




What does a hot desk provide?


Located on Lvl 2, a hot desk provides a telephone, monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, disinfectant wipes, and equipment instructions.




What time can I book a hot desk?


CEO staff have access to the site using their security swipe cards between 6.45am and 10.30pm Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays. Hot desks can be booked during these hours.




Can I use the Executive Office for a Meeting?


Located on Lvl 2 in the staff work space area, this office is reserved for the Director of Schools when working from the Centre and Leadership Team Members. When not in use by the Director or LTMs, this office is available to staff and can be booked through the Event Team ext 886 ececmreception@dow.catholic.edu.au As this office is primarily used by the Director of Schools and your booking may need to be moved at short notice, this space is to be used for internal meetings only. There is no hospitality available in this room. Staff have access to tea, coffee and water located in the Staff Kitchen on Lvl 2.




Who is considered an internal client?


All CEDoW staff.




Who is considered an external client?


Anyone outside of the Diocese.




Who Manages the Emmaus Centre?


The Manager of the Emmaus Centre is Natasha Hamilton 02 4253 0908 natasha.hamilton@dow.catholic.edu.au




Is there CCTV at the Emmaus Centre?


Yes, the building has CCTV cameras throughout the internal and external areas of the building. CCTV camera locations are clearly marked.




Activate lights outside of hours?


To conserve energy the lights in the building are programmed from 7.00am to 7.00pm. If you are working on site outside of these hours there is a night switch on each floor that will activate the lights.




Is there a reference guide for staff using the Emmaus Centre?


Yes, there is an Emmaus Centre Protocols and Processes document available to CEO staff which has useful information on the site, easily referenced in an A-Z format. To obtain a copy, please contact the Manager, Natasha Hamilton 02 4253 0908 natasha.hamilton@dow.catholic.edu.au





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