Facilities
Edmund Rice Centre
Our Edmund Rice Centre is well appointed for numerous uses and functions. Our students enjoy using the facility for learning, sport, assemblies, liturgies, mass, discos, music/drama performances and examinations. The Centre comprises: Two indoor basketball courts with automatic divider screen, electronic scoreboards and automatic backboards Two store rooms with sports equipment, gymnastics apparatus, athletics equipment and first aid/safety equipment Gymnasium (weights and cardio) equipment Four classrooms for PD/H/PE theory lessons PD/H/PE/Sports office Fully equipped drama room with small stage area and curtain Full stage with automatically operated curtain Sound, lighting and projection equipment operated from projection/sound booth Air-conditioned foyer used as reception area and for small social functions. Kitchen/Refreshment facilities Second fully equipped outside opening canteen for sporting events on ovals  
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The Theatre
The theatre is located on the first and seconds floors of the Br M D Shanahan Learning Centre.  The theatre has retractable seating for 190 which allows the area to be used as a tiered theatre or the floor area utilised for classes and groups. Theatrical curtaining surrounds the theatre to enable a flexible performance space. Sound, lighting and projection equipment as well as a 250 inch projector screen, are operated from the projection booth on the second level.  This booth also provides the professional equipment required for the Entertainment VET course.   The Theatre comprises: Retractable seating for 190 250 inch projector screen Large floor area Viewing balcony Sound, lighting and projection booth Mechanical fly bars LED lighting Theatrical curtaining DI boxes on stage floor for cable-free environment Regupol flooring
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Learning Areas
St Edward's College had 35 general classrooms, dedicated rooms for Drama, Food Technology/Hospitality, Music, Science, Technology and Applied Studies, Visual Arts and Photography. All rooms have data projectors and screens as well as docking stations to enable teachers to connect their notebooks to the College network. Individual faculties have their own resources including dedicated software and equipment to enhance learning.
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Library
The College library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society. The College library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens. (IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2015) Located on the top floor of the Shanahan Learning Centre, St Edward’s College Library is a teaching and learning hub that provides collaborative learning spaces, access to technology and a wide collection of reading material selected to encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. The Library is a blended space where tradition meets the future. It was opened in 2015 as a 'learning commons' in response to our students becoming creators of information and not merely consumers. With this in mind, the learning commons provides facilities and equipment for creating information products as well as traditional learning and study spaces. The physical space reflects the rapidly changing nature of intellectual architecture with the students able to create the space they need for the activity they are going to undertake. Mobile technology and movable furniture caters for noisy and quiet activities, individual and collaborative work, formal and informal instruction, showcase and feedback. The Library provides access to a wide range of physical and digital resources, aiming to ensure that the students have access to new and relevant material. Increasingly, digital resources such as e-books, online databases, online newspapers and multimedia learning materials form a substantial part of the Library’s collection. The Library has a strong, networked information technology infrastructure which provides access to collections as well as the tools for undertaking research-based inquiry and the construction, presentation and sharing of knowledge. Currently the students have access to notebooks, iPads, cameras and iPods in the Library with wireless printing on demand from any location in the school. The Library provides a virtual space through our Libguides which allows students 24/7 access to materials to facilitate learning and curated resource collections for special subjects and assessment tasks. The Library staff provide literacy and reading promotion, media and information literacy skills development and an appreciation of literature and culture. The teacher librarian works with the classroom teachers to collaboratively plan and support the provision of media and information literacy instruction that is integrated into the curriculum and connected with the students’ interests and needs. The Library offers extended opening hours of 8.00 am – 4.30 pm from Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am - 4.00 pm on Friday, with homework help available every morning before school.
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Information and Communication Technology
With today’s growing need for increased access to the latest technology within the classroom, St Edward’s College has adopted a program which allows continued renewal and upgrading of all aspects of Information Technology. The College embraces the philosophy of anytime, anywhere access to digital resources and accomplishes this by ensuring the infrastructure is well ahead of trends and by having a dedicated technology support team. The College is wireless enabled to 95% of the campus. St Edward’s College has 200 desktop computers, 650 laptops and 90 iPads across the campus. Every classroom in the College is equipped with data projectors enabling staff to engage students with an ever expand e-learning curriculum. St Edward’s College students and staff have access to a large variety of applications available on every desktop and notebook, these include: Microsoft Office suite, Cloud services from Office 365, Google Docs Adobe Creative Suite which includes: Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash Professional Clickview which is a collection 1300 digital video resources accessed via any desktop or notebook promoting individual learning 50 dedicated applications for all key learning areas including Music, Technology and Applied Studies, English, Maths, PD/H/PE, Science, Drama and Visual Arts. Student Portal providing access to daily management tools The College has an internal intranet for students and staff. The intranet provides useful links, resources and updates about events in the College. St Edward’s College also utilises moodle, which is an e-learning software platform. Moodle provides staff and students with an easy method of electronic communication both in school and at home. Our Parent Portal encourages parents and carers to participate in their son's education, with access to view homework, assignmnet, academic reports and many other features.
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Gym
In 2010 St Edwards College refurbished the Gym and purchased new equipment including the following: 3 Treadmills 2 Upright Bikes 2 Elliptical Machines 2 Rowing Machines 1 Dual Leg Press/Calf Raise 1 Dual Lat Pull-down/Mid Row 1 Dual Pectoral Fly/Rear Deltoid 1 Dual Bicep/Tricep 1 Dual Assisted Chin/Dip 1 Dual Multi-press 1 Dual Leg Extension/Leg Curl As well as using the equipment in PE/H/PE classes, students can use the gym, fully supervised, during lunch and after school.
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Ovals and Grounds
St Edwards College is built on nine hectares of land. When you walk in the front entry of the College you are surrounded by award winning gardens maintained by the College Maintenance and Grounds staff. St Edward’s College won ‘Best School Garden’ in Gosford City Council’s annual competition in 1999, 2000 and again in 2009. All College grounds and facilities are maintained by our own maintenance and cleaning staff using College owned machinery and equipment. The College’s outdoor facilities include: 1 rugby league/union oval 1 football/soccer combination oval 1 cricket oval with synthetic turf wicket 2 cricket training nets with synthetic turf wickets 2 outdoor asphalt basketball courts 2 long jump pits 2 concrete discus/shot-put circles Undercover tiered grandstand Shade structure for sport spectators Undercover bus shelter area Central quadrangle with 6 handball courts and shade structures for shelter Having our College on the shore of Brisbane Water also means we have the benefit of offering many water sports. To improve the access to the Brisbane Water we have a floating pontoon/wharf which enables our students to enter the water past the mangroves. College ovals are used by local sporting groups in both summer and winter. They are used for both training and season fixtures. The Edmund Rice Centre is also hired for special functions. The College has water tanks to the capacity of 270,000 litres, which are used to irrigate our ovals as well as the bathroom area in the Dean building. We also have water tanks attached to the Brothers’ residence and the maintenance shed which are used to water gardens and clean equipment including College boats, canoes and windsurfers. The College electricity is supplemented by 52 photovoltaic panels which will produce an average of 14 MW of power each year. The panel system has a monitoring program linked to the College computer network, this allows data to be collected from the grid which can be tracked by our teachers and students. By installing the panels the cost of electricity for the College is reduced, as well as reducing the College’s carbon footprint. An additional benefit is that our students will become more aware of the significance of renewable energy.  
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Trade Training Centre
The Trade Training Centre is an initiative between St Edward’s College and St Joseph’s College. Established through the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Centre provides senior students with an opportunity to have a broader range of vocational options while still at school. The Construction and Engineering Fabrication Complex was constructed in 2010 using Federal Government funding and includes industry standard workshops and air-conditioned lecture rooms. The aim of the Centre is to offer Year 10, 11 and 12 students from both schools the opportunity to combine their HSC studies with paid employment, while completing a school based apprenticeship or traineeship. The Trade Training Centre will offer career pathway training in Construction (Carpentry), Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) and Metals and Engineering (Metal Trade and Fabrication). Youth Connections will provide the industry link and will support and mentor the students through their industry specific training as they complete their apprenticeship or traineeship. A suitable pathway of study will be negotiated and the students will complete a typical week consisting of four days at school and one day with their employer. Students will also complete a block of paid work placement at the end of each term. Commercial Cookery Students undertaking the commercial cookery pathway will have access to a full commercial kitchen located at St Joseph’s Catholic College, our partner school in the Trade Training Centre. Students will be trained using industrial standard equipment and resources. These include: Deep fryers Salamanders Bain-Marie Both gas and electric ovens and cook tops Commercial slicing machines Commercial dishwashers Stainless steel work benches   Construction Pathway Construction students will work in the traditional workshop environment using standard woodworking hand tools including: Hand tools Power tools Wood lathes Routers Compound slide saws Band saws Biscuit joiners Belt/orbital sanders Students will also work in the Construction Compound, at the far end of St Edward’s College, which is fenced to simulate a worksite area. This simulated worksite has power, water and is safety sign posted and includes: Wheelbarrows Shovels Dumpy levels Drop-saw Concrete mixer Plastering tools Various carpentry tools and equipment. There is also consumable stock stored in the compound including: Timber Bricks Gyprock sheets Bearers Joists Flooring Wall frames Wall cladding Roof trusses Engineering Fabrication Pathway Students working in the metals and engineering area will be exposed to a state-of-the art workshop facility containing some of the most up-to-date equipment used in a modern engineering practice. The welding bays are designed to meet current industry standards for safety and OH&S and the workshop is equipped with sound absorbing ceiling material and an industrial exhaust extraction system. The equipment available in the workshop is as follows: 3 Lathes 2 Mills 2 Pedestal drills Electric guillotine Pan brake Cut off saw 4 Welding bays Cutting bay Hand tools Electric and battery drills Spot welder Angle grinders Nibbler 4 Mig welders 4 Inverter welders, Piped oxy-acetylene and argon Plasma cutter The theory component of the Construction and Engineering Fabrication is carried out in an air conditioned classroom with networked computers, A3 laser printer, drawing tables and chairs, drawing boards and digital projector and sound system.
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College Buses
St Edward's College has two College buses with a trailer. One bus can seat 24 and the other can seat 12. The air-conditioned buses are both fitted with seatbelts and it is an expectation that all student riding in the buses abide by the seatbelt laws. The buses are used to transport small sporting groups or small excursion groups to and from various venues including overnight stays. The buses are driven by licensed College staff.
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