- College Sports Hall
- College Library Refurbishment and Expansion
- Music Space
- Trade Training Centre
- The Chapel
- Visual Arts
- Technology and Design
- Commercial Kitchen
- Sporting Facilities
It is the intention of Edmund Rice College to provide the best possible facilities to meet the needs of every boy, across as diverse a range of opportunities and interest areas as he may wish to explore in his learning.
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The Edmund Rice Centre, the new Sports Hall and Gymnasium, was opened on 30th May, 2014 . The Centre has a seating capacity of 1500, two indoor basketball courts, a mezzanine level gymnasium, a drama room, a PDHPE classroom and a large foyer which is a large meeting room. The project will provide a magnificent addition to our facilities.
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Late in 2014 the College was successful in applying for a $2.05 million Commonwealth Block Grant Authority Grant. The College is currently embarking on a significant refurbishment and expansion of the College Library. This new Learning Centre will be a state of the art facility that will include an elearning room , information technology , a senior study hall and large areas where students can research with a rich variety of resources.
Rehearsal and Performance Space
As part of the $4 million dollar College expansion in 2015, the College is building a new Music centre that will include 2 music rooms, rehearsal rooms and 2 new classrooms.
The ERC Jazz Band and Stage Band can be accommodated for rehearsal in the Br Pelin Hall nearby, par of the music precinct being developed in the College.
Acknowledging the need to accommodate valuable privately and school owned instruments, there is a secure storage room for use on rehearsal and lesson days. Instruments include a baby grand piano, electronic keyboards as well as a comprehensive selection of band instruments.
Officially opened in November 2010, this first class modern training facility is impressive. It contains $1.3 million dollars worth of new equipment and refurbishment.
This high tech training facility to teach Vocational Education Training in Metal and Engineering has a simulator that is the first of its type in Australia plus a 3D Rapid Profiler.
Students can design a project on a computer screen, convert their drawing to machines language – test in the simulator and if OK, load into the CNC machines and make it.
The facility has lathes, milling machines, surface grinder and two CNC lathes and a four axis CNC Machine Centre. Also included are a fully equipped Fitting area and five Welding bays equipped with MIG and Stick welders, Plasma cutter, Oxy/Acetylene gas welding and a spot welder.
The Chapel at Edmund Rice College is dedicated to Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers. ‘The design of the Chapel aims at creating a building of great spirituality’ – George Adams, Architect.
The materials used in the construction are all natural organic materials. Stone quarried from earth and timber hewn from forests. The building is deliberately different from other campus buildings having a sculptural symbolism as part of its function. The building is simultaneously a refuge and an open embracing form.
The Chapel is used by the Edmund Rice College community during special times of celebration and to mark significant moments of loss and grief. The Chapel is available for weddings of members of the College community celebrated in the Catholic tradition. Bookings and Enquiries can be made through the Edmund Rice College Office.
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There are three visual arts workrooms located on a ground floor with ease of access. They are naturally lit with large workbenches. These rooms open onto an enclosed outdoor area that allows students to work outdoors with sculpture, pottery and artwork.
By providing a resource rich and stimulating work environment with access to computers, workshop machinery, students can delve into the exciting world of design. They have the opportunity to explore design areas such as architecture, industrial design graphic, web and multimedia, using professional level software resources including macromedia products such as Flash and Dreamweaver, CAD programs and model making workshops for the shaping of rigid and nonrigid materials.
An additional workshop has been opened in 2014 to cater for the increasing demand of Technology and Design by the students.
Establishing excellence in the catering and hospitality industry requires a deep understanding of commercial work practices and management techniques. The commercial kitchen at the College has been specifically designed to meet Australian industry standards. Highly trained teachers with industry experience support students working in these modern facilities.
Edmund Rice College has a long tradition of achievement in its sporting endeavours. The College provides regular opportunities each week for boys to be active by integrating sport into the PDHPE program. In addition students have the opportunity to represent in many of the College sporting teams.
The College has extensive and beautifully maintained sporting fields and sports facilities. These include high standard rugby and soccer fields, a touch football field and four outdoor basketball courts.
The addition of a new sports stadium adds a large gymnasium, 2 indoor basketball courts, and a large indoor sports hall add to these resources in 2015. The adjacent Keira Village Park cricket ground provides practice nets and a turf wicket.
The College Canteen is open from 7.30am for breakfast and closes at 1.30pm. The Canteen has won many State Awards including NSW Canteen Manager of the Year and the prestigious Diamond Award for Canteen services. A wide range of cold and hot foods are available at recess breaks with a number of special menus to celebrate significant events. Canteen Price List 2017
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