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Principal’s Message

Edmund Rice Education Australia Touchstone

Gospel Spirituality

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


Sacramental Mass

On Saturday June 26 the most Reverend Bishop Anthony Randazzo celebrated Mass at St Patrick’s Parish, East Gosford during which six students from St Edward’s received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation or Holy Communion. It is a joyous occasion each year when young men of St Edward’s make this commitment to the Catholic faith. A key goal of our Aspiration Statement is to provide opportunities and support of our students as they contemplate their own faith and spirituality. The decision that these young men have made with their families, in many ways, is countercultural in a society where a commitment to a religion is on the decline. I commend them on making this decision.

I would like to thank Mr Tony Beacroft, College Director of Mission and Identity, for preparing these young men to receive their Sacraments.

Students who received the Sacraments are: Harry Lowbridge, Jesse Jay Brock-Fenton, Tom Murrant, Max Hastie, Nicholas Daniel, Oliver Daniel. All boys are in Year 7.


End of Term Message – Semester 1 Reports and Learning Conferences


I would like to congratulate and thank students who have applied themselves to so many of the academic, spiritual, social justice and extra-curricular activities throughout the term. The Semester 1 reports for Years 7-10 and the Year 11 Term 2 Report, will be available on the College Portal on Friday July 5. These reports provide important feedback to students and families on progress made throughout Terms 1 and 2. I encourage students to take time to reflect on the information provided in these reports to assist them in establishing learning goals for the remainder of the year.

Earlier this week PTO was opened to parents to make bookings for the Learning Conferences which will take place on Thursday July 25 and Thursday August 1. These conferences provide an important opportunity for students to receive individualised feedback regarding their learning. Our College Aspiration Statement clearly states that at St Edward’s we strive to inspire students to be compassionate, curious, respectful and autonomous learners. The learning conferences are designed to support students to take responsibility for their learning. Students have been provided with guidance on reflecting on their achievement in Semester 1 with a view to setting learning goals for the remainder of the year.

The learning conferences create an environment in which students can articulate these goals and receive further guidance and support in working towards them. We encourage all parents and carers to take the opportunity to participate in these sessions with their son(s).

The holiday break provides a good opportunity to relax and reflect on the start to the year and to re-energise for the term ahead. I wish all students and their families a safe and happy holiday. Term 3 classes will commence on Tuesday July 23.