Emmaus College is a co-educational Catholic school located in metropolitan Melbourne with a separate campus and learning program for year 9 students. The year 9 program offers a flexible and alternative teaching program. It is designed to enhance creativity, engagement, thinking skills and deep learning. Creative, critical and metacognitive thinking skills are developed through students’ practical involvement in projects. The pedagogical approach within subjects is deliberately intended to connect activities in the classroom to students real world experiences, including the use of information and communication technologies.