Our College

Principal's Welcome

Edmund Rice College is an independent Catholic boys’ school in the Edmund Rice tradition, catering for students in Years 7 to 12. Wonderfully diverse and inclusive in its nature, the College welcomes boys from all over the Illawarra providing young men with a wide array of educational experiences and opportunities.

A leader in boys’ education since 1926, our College has developed a reputation as a school that fosters the development of boys into fine young men.  Contemporary learning programs, state of the art facilities and extensive co-curricular programs inspire boys to be the best that they can be.

Learning at Edmund Rice College is honed to the individual offering a progressive, contemporary community of practice. We are committed to providing personalised high quality curriculum, wellbeing and co-curricular programs that enable lifelong learning in a safe and supportive environment for every student.

An Edmund Rice Education prepares young men to make a difference in the world. Service programs, leadership opportunities and community engagement promote values of compassion, dignity and humility. The act of serving others gives students a deeper understanding of the dignity and worth of all people in their natural world. They are challenged to articulate learning about their own spirituality as they make real-life connections to the marginalised.

Stephen Gough


The Edmund Rice College Difference

The Edmund Rice College Information Mornings provide insight into a day in the life at the College, detailing the facilities, education program the transformation of the boys into fine young gentlemen through an Edmund Rice College education.

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ERC Guiding Principles

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 engage with the world in a context of service and solidarity.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to educate boys for life, a holistic approach that integrates faith, leadership and service in the Edmund Rice tradition. We commit to excellence where boys are motivated to discover what is possible within themselves and to strive to achieve a life less ordinary.

Core Values

The core values of Edmund Rice College are Compassion, Dignity, Service, and Solidarity. These core values are embedded in the Touchstones of a Catholic Education in the Edmund Rice tradition.

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.

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.

Sharing our God-given talents with our world, especially those on the margins, to break down structures that make people poor or keep people poor.

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