The ERC Difference

Our College

The Edmund Rice Difference

We understand boys learning styles.

Boys are visual learners and thrive with practical opportunities in secondary school. We capitalise on boys’ natural curiosity and energy by incorporating movement and hands-on learning tools in the classroom.

We are a community that embraces inclusion and welcomes diversity.

Our College is proud of the cultural mix of our students and families. We value each boy’s ethnicity, faith and social background and they, in turn, learn to value each other.

We provide a safe, happy and secure school environment.

Our students prosper with a balance of boundaries, high expectations and freedom to explore a variety of learning experiences.

We encourage students’ natural curiosity.

An Edmund Rice education fosters freedom of choice. Our boys are empowered to pursue their interests with broad curriculum choices and extensive co-curricular opportunities.

Our College fosters camaraderie and lifelong friendships.

An Edmund Rice education is founded on a set of core values, which serve to create clear direction and a common bond between our students.

Our College nurtures the spirituality of your son.

Grounded in practical spirituality, we strive to make compassion, justice and peace a living reality. Central to nurturing students’ spirituality are partnerships between parents, families and teachers.

The Edmund Rice ethos: liberating education and service to others.

This ethos shapes our school culture and underpins all learning. Our students are taught to discern, think and articulate critically. Our students learn how to be of service, to take a stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and with the Earth itself.

Edmund Rice

A Snapshot of the College

  • Edmund Rice College’s school day is from 8.00am to 2.05pm.
  • Our College attracts students from a diverse geographic area, spanning Helensburgh in the north to Kiama and Geroa in the south.
  • School buses directly link all Illawarra suburbs to the College. Trains are used by students from the far Northern Illawarra suburbs, Kiama and surrounding Southern suburbs.
  • The College accepts students from all backgrounds.
  • Our Gifted and Talented Class Program is for students in Years 7 to 10. This program is complemented by an extensive co-curricular program. Acceleration is offered in Years 10 and 11 in select courses.
  • For students needing extra assistance, our Learning Support faculty engages well-trained teachers and support staff. Individual student programs are developed in conjunction with students, parents and staff.
  • The many sporting opportunities available to our boys lead to representation at Diocesan, State and National levels.
  • The Library is open between 7.30am and 3.30pm to all students.
  • Our Homework Club is run by teaching and professional support staff to assist students from Years 7 to 12. Each afternoon, five days a week, our staff are available in the Library to help students expand their skills.
  • The College has extensive academic and vocational pathways for students.