Mission

mission

Edmund Rice College is an authentic Catholic school community for boys grounded in Gospel values and inspired by the tradition of Edmund Rice, based on the Charter for EREA schools and the touchstones of Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive Community, Justice & Solidarity and Liberating Education.

Our purpose is to provide quality learning and teaching experiences in an authentic Catholic environment  so that our students become critical and reflective learners who engage with the world in a context of service and solidarity.

Our strategy is to inspire, develop and affirm students to be life-long learners, committed to the common good, by challenging staff to contribute to robust and innovative learning experiences and teaching practices that build connectedness and commitment to personal growth for all members of our community. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Edmund Rice College is to be an authentic Catholic community grounded in Gospel values and inspired by the tradition of Edmund Rice. 

Through quality learning and teaching experiences the College seeks to challenge each person to be critical and reflective thinkers who engages with the world in a context of service and solidarity.”

Values

The core values of Edmund Rice College are embedded in the Touchstones of a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition.  The College values of Compassion,  Dignity, Service and Solidarity are reflected across the touchstones of Gospel Spirituality, Liberating  Education, Inclusive Community and Justice and Solidarity.

Compassion

Acting with respect and moral purpose in order to do what is right and focus our efforts on the things that matter most, particularly with respect to the vulnerable.

Dignity

Understanding the inherent value in every person and the natural world so that we act with love and deepen our commitment to learning, increasing our capacity to make the world a better place.

Service

Placing the other first, in an effort to share our God-given talents with our world, especially those on the margins.

Solidarity

Embracing openness, trust, teamwork, diversity and right relationships in order to build a better world for all.

 

We are successful when members of our community:

  • Start each day with a sense of purpose and end the day with a sense of accomplishment.
  • Demonstrate commitment to building the Kingdom of God, through daily practices that are governed by compassion and respect.
  • Experience sustained learning growth.
  • Are engaged in quality learning and teaching experiences that are innovative, reflective and pedagogically sound, delivered in a technologically rich and supportive classroom environment