Edmund Rice Education Australia Touchstones
As a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition, we nurture and encourage the spiritual growth of each person through reflection, prayer, symbols, sacred stories, rituals and sacraments
Year 10 Retreat
An integral component of the educational experience offered to students at St Edward’s is the Years 10 to 12 Retreat Program. These programs complement the holistic education that underpins the work we do with our boys. The retreat program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore their own values, faith and spirituality in a contemporary, contextualised, safe and supportive environment.
The Year 10 Retreat, which was recently conducted on campus, is a one-day program which challenges boys to reflect on the relationships that they establish with their parents, family and friends. Students are involved in a range of activities and presentations that provide an opportunity for them to reflect on the values that are important to them in relationships. Values such as respect, honesty, trust, forgiveness and loyalty. This retreat is one of the many opportunities provided to students at the College to reflect deeply on the type of young man they hope to become.
A special thanks to Mr Beacroft, Mrs Palmer-Brown, Mr Powell, our College Counsellors – Terase and Marcus, and the Year 10 Religious Education teachers for the thought and effort that goes into planning these reflective learning experiences.
The Year 11 Street Retreat and the Year 12 Retreat to Mulgoa are scheduled to take place in Term 2 and I look forward to sharing with you information about these experiences at that time.
Waterford Service-Learning and Advocacy Project
The Waterford Service-Learning and Advocacy Program supports the values-based curriculum offered to students at St Edward’s. The program reflects Catholic social teachings and has unique educational value in providing experience which supports students both within and outside of the classroom.
During the Season of Lent we encourage students to dedicate some of their time to the completion of service-learning hours aligned with this program. The College Website provides information regarding the purpose of the program and the opportunities and events available to assist boys in completing their hours. Religious Education teachers are also a source of information about experiences on offer. For further information you can follow the College Website Link Waterford Service Learning and Advocacy Project
The College is now accepting enrolment applications for Year 7 2024. The enrolment process is completed online via the College website at: https://www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au/enrolment/
The enrolment information clearly outlines the enrolment criteria. Applications received after Friday May 19, will be processed as late applications. Current families who are aware of family or friends who wish to apply for their son to attend St Edward’s are asked to encourage them to visit the College website for information about the College and the process of enrolment.