St Edward’s covers a nine hectare site on the shores of Caroline Bay. The College has three multi-purpose ovals, other sporting facilities, a multipurpose hall / gymnasium, specialised technology and art facilities, computer laboratories, and a purpose built food technology room.
In 2009, in a joint application with St Joseph’s Catholic College, St Edward’s was given over one million dollars from the Commonwealth Government to establish a Trade Training Centre. From 2010/11 boys at the College in Years 10 to 12 will be able to commence the first stage of a school based apprenticeship/traineeship in the Construction, Hospitality or Metals area whilst also studying for the HSC credential. This will complement the already wide range of courses offered at the College in the vocational area.
The fee schedule is all-inclusive. Parents are not asked to pay for such activities as excursions and Friday sport as they are included in the school fee. The College takes out 24-hour accident insurance (365 days/year, worldwide) on behalf of all students.
St Edward’s College offers a range of courses to cater for individual student requirements. These include:
On a regular basis throughout the year, the celebration of the Eucharist - the central action of our Catholic Faith - is experienced by the whole school community. Reflection Days and Retreats are also experienced for all students.
The College facilitates a comprehensive Justice and Peace Programme that aims to develop the Christian awareness of the students and to positively help those in need on the Central Coast, the wider Australian community, and the world at large.
By the end of 2011, St Edward’s College will provide over 650 computers for student use throughout the campus comprising six state of the art computer laboratories equipped with multimedia facilities, internet, and a digital media library. Computer access is also available to students via the library, and other specialist areas which include Photography, Drama, Design and Technology, and Music rooms.
To assist students in their decisions on further education, subject choices and possible career pathways, St Edward’s has a full-time careers adviser and vocational education coordinator working in career education.
Students who demonstrate a talent in the sporting arena are given many opportunities to develop their skills through the numerous representative sporting competitions available at the College. All the competitions maintain pathways to representation at an elite level.
St Edward's College runs an Outdoor Education program through camps, which are held in Years 7 to 10. The program provides a sequential course for the four years, developing skills of a higher order each year. All activities are supervised by accredited staff of 'Outdoor Education Australia', as well as a member of staff from the College. Some of the activities conducted on these camps include archery, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, initiative challenges and fencing.
Roll-call tutor groups are made up of about 24 students, with a small number of students from each year (7 to 12). Senior students are given the opportunity to care for and help younger students. This allows the younger students to get to know older students in a friendly and supportive atmosphere and gives them the benefit of having an older peer to relate to at school. The inter-relationship helps promote a positive spirit throughout the College.
The College employs two full-time counsellors to work with students to talk through issues that are of concern to them.