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St Edward’s At A Glance
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. Trade Training Centres in Schools Program 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. Fee Schedule Fees are invoiced in January and parents/carers have the option of paying in full at the commencement of the school year or paying by weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments.  All instalments are to be paid using direct debit authority. A sibling discount is applied to school fees charged for second and subsequent brothers attending St Edward's College concurrently.  As St Edward's College is not a CSO (Catholic Schools Office) school, it does not offer sibling discount or relief from payment of the building level for students with siblings attending other schools in the Diocese. Range of Courses St Edward’s College offers a range of courses to cater for individual student requirements. These include: Extension courses Courses with a vocational orientation Programs to extend talented students Programs to assist students who find the schooling process difficult Liturgical Celebrations 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. Justice and Peace Program The College facilitates a comprehensive Justice and Peace Program 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. Technology St Edward's College takes pride in the extensive range of technology resources available to all students.  Programs and policies have been developed to ensure that the College stays current with the latest technology trends.  The College provides over 800 devices throughout the campus comprising of six state of the art computer classrooms and specialised multimedia enhanced classrooms in Technology and Music.  Many other classrooms contain sets of Notebooks stored in pods.  In the Br MD Shanahan Learning Centre the students have the ability to engage with Desktop, Notebook and iPad devices to enhance their learning experience.  All these resources are filtered to the students via Ednet and the College Portal. Careers Adviser 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. Sporting Arena 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. Outdoor Education 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. Home Room Groups Home Room 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. Counsellors The College employs two full-time counsellors to work with students to talk through issues that are of concern to them.  
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Year 7, 2022 Enrolment Information
Important Dates for Year 7, 2022. The following are important dates to remember for all Year 7, 2022 enrolments. 1 January 2021 Enrolment for Year 7, 2022 opens online 4 March 2021 Year 6, 2021 - A Day in the Life of St Edward's College 6 March 2021 College Open Day - 10.00 am to 2.00 pm 26 April 2021 Enrolments close Applications received after this date will be processed as late 31 May 2021 Enrolment offers sent to families 26 August 2021 Academic Assessment for Year 6 students 25 November 2021 Orientation Day     A Day in the Life of St Edward's College - 4 March 2021 A Day in the Life at St Edward’s College provides an opportunity for Year 6 students to explore and experience some of the opportunities that the College has to offer. Throughout the day each student will experience a program that could include: Music, Visual Arts, Science, PDHPE, and Industrial Technology. Students are accompanied by members of the St Edward’s staff, and our senior students. Click Here to Register to Attend [smallgallery fooid="20800"]     Academic Assessment - 26 August 2021 Educational Consultants are used to conduct assessments for each student in the areas of mathematics, reading comprehension, spelling and written expression. The assessment is not an entrance examination. Results, together with school reports, assist to provide educational facilities best suited to individual needs. In addition, this information will enable the College to monitor and guide the progress of each student more effectively.  
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Enrolment Process
St Edward’s College is a non-selective Catholic school which is governed by Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). The College is a learning community which provides a contemporary, holistic and liberating education that challenges, nurtures and inspires young men in Years 7-12 to be aspirational regarding their future. Students are encouraged to strive to achieve their personal best, developing the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to flourish in an ever-changing world. If you are looking for this kind of education for your child, the next step is to complete and submit an online application for enrolment. Click Here to Apply Online Now Although our major intake is students entering Year 7, we enrol students in all Year levels depending on the availability of places. If an enrolment offer is made, families will be required to pay a $500 deposit to complete the acceptance. A $200 administrative fee will be deducted from the $500 ‘Acceptance of Offer’ deposit if the student is withdrawn prior to his confirmed commencement date. The $500 deposit is returned to families at the end of their schooling at the College pending any fees owing. Principles of Enrolment As an Edmund Rice School, we are guided by Catholic Social teaching, which states that, ‘each person possesses a basic dignity that comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment, not race, gender, age or economic status’. We aim to provide an education where the dignity of each young person is paramount. As an Inclusive Community, St Edward’s College does not exclude students based on academic ability. We are accepting of students with various abilities and diverse learning backgrounds and gifts.  We are committed to assisting the individual needs of each person, providing teaching and learning experiences that are authentic, relevant, rigorous and creative. We are committed to providing a holistic education integrating faith with culture and learning, while instilling an appreciation of the need to strive for the greater good of all society. Priorities of Enrolment When considering enrolment priority, the College Enrolment Committee will consider the families’ acceptance of and commitment to the ethos and goals of the College, in conjunction with the following criteria:  Catholic boys currently attending Catholic Primary feeder schools Catholic boys currently attending other Catholic primary schools Catholic boys currently attending Government and Non-Government primary schools Boys who have a brother/s enrolled at St Edward’s College Boys who are sons of ex-students of St Edward’s College Boys who are from other Christian denominational tradition known to their faith community Boys who are from other Christian denominational traditions Boys who are from non-Christian faith traditions Our current College community does include boys and families from other Christian and non-Christian faith traditions, and we continue to invite and welcome such applications.  
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Policies
St Edward’s College adopts a number of policy and procedure documents to help define the rights and responsibilities of all staff and students at the College. Parents and students should read the following policies and information as part of the enrolment process. Year 7 Personal Learning Device Agreement 2020 Year 9 Personal Learning Device Agreement 2021 Year 9 Personal Learning Device Agreement 2021 Laptop Rental Agreement Pastoral Care Information Information and Communication Technology Policy Privacy Collection Notice 2020 Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection Notice 2020 Census Privacy Notice Collection of Family Background Characteristics EREA Privacy Policy
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Fee Schedule
The College draws its support from the Commonwealth and State Government Grants, from the tuition fees paid by families. The Current fees in 2021 are: Year Tuition              Building Levy (Per Family)       Laptop Hire Fee Total Fees         7 $6324 $949 $400 $7673 8 $6324 $949 $400 $7673 9 $6324 $949 $400 $7673 10 $6324 $949 $400 $7673 11 $7512 $949 $8461 12 $7512 $949 $8461 The Laptop Hire Fee applies to Years 7 to 10.  This is in-line with the roll-out of student laptops. Fees are inclusive of excursions, camps and Friday sport. Exceptions include TVet courses in Years 10, 11 and 12. Sibling discounts for students attending St Edward's College: Second child in Years 7 to 10 - $872 Second child in Years 11 to 12 - $1285 Third child in Years 7 to 10 - $1744 Third child in Years 11 to 12 - $2570 4th child in Years 7 to 10 - $2620 Please note: Siblings at other Catholic schools are not recognised for the purpose of awarding sibling discounts. Fee Policies St Edward's College does not split fees, all parties who sign the enrolment contract have joint and several liability for the total fees. One invoice is created and emailed to both parties. Separate direct debits can be set up by contacting the College Finance Officer. Installments Families will receive an email in early Term 1 that will include a fee invoice and statement. The email will include a link to set up a Direct Debit. Payments can be set up either Weekly (40 weeks), Fortnightly (20 weeks) or Monthly (10 months). Payments can be made via Credit Card or Bank Account Direct Debit. Statements will continue to be provided monthly via email. There is no discount for paying fees up front. Financial Hardship There is a very compassionate process for those parents, who through genuine financial hardship are unable to pay all or part of the College fees. Such cases are considered by the Principal and Business Manager; confidentiality is assured and documentation will be required. Pursuit of Non-Payment of Fees The College will pursue payment of fees where no arrangement has been made for delayed settlement. This can ultimately mean the use of a debt collection agency or the legal system, where requests by the College for payment of school fees have failed. Any enquiries regarding financial matters should be directed to the College Finance Officer, Stephanie Cabban via t. 4321 6419 or email scabban@stedwards.nsw.edu.au Withdrawal from School Ten school weeks notice of withdrawal of a student from the College is required. Upon withdrawal, parents remain liable for a weekly pro-rata portion of all fees up to the withdrawal date or a date ten weeks after notice is given whichever is the latest. Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to the Principal. Insurance The College insures its own property. It does not insure the belongings of any student.  
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Scholarships
The College community has undertaken to support students by providing two scholarships . They are: The Catholic Women’s League Part Scholarship for Year 11 and Year 12 The Judy Skeahan Bequest Scholarship (St Vincent de Paul) for Year 9 and Year 10 The rationale behind these scholarships is in keeping with the cultural characteristics that form the basis of our existence as a school in the Edmund Rice tradition. Scholarship Information Letter   Year 9/10 Judy Skeahan Scholarship Application Form   Year 11/12 Catholic Women's League Scholarship Application Form  
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