News Category: Mission & Identity

Edmund Rice Camps

Edmund Rice Camps provide recreational week long and weekend camps for underprivileged children and teens. Below is a thank you to our students and past students from Camp organisers. Our January school holiday programs are a particularly difficult time for us, and in 2019 we required the help of 115 different volunteers. We were so… Read more »

Trash Free Tuesday and Environment News

The Environment Portfolio will be introducing Trash Free Tuesdays, where students are  encouraged to bring a trash-free lunch every Tuesday. Every piece of packaging or excess food that we can save from landfill makes a difference.  As part of our commitment to the environment we are going to hold Trash Free Tuesdays, commencing on Tuesday… Read more »

Social Justice

MASSACRE IN CHRISTCHURCH The massacre in Christchurch is unfathomable human carnage and a tragic event. Peace is our ultimate goal, around sub-themes of diversity, respect and knowledge. The College and EREA has a clear and sustained view on our relationship with Muslim people. Students at St Edward’s will continue to be provided with opportunities to… Read more »

Environment Portfolio Update

Envirobank Return and Earn Initiative During Week 7 we had our first collection for the Environment Portfolio’s Return and Earn initiative.  Students diverted 1,435 containers from landfill and helped to raise $73.50 toward the Environment Portfolio’s goal of raising funds for our sponsor student Frederick in Kenya. This is a fantastic and positive start to… Read more »

Year 10 Retreats

The Year 10 retreat this year was held at a Camp Kariong. Camp Kariong proved to be the ideal setting for this retreat experience. Our theme was Relationships with a focus on father/son relationships.  Guest speakers and group facilitators led the boys through an inventory of discussions on the importance of responding to fathers and… Read more »

Social Justice – Waterford Program

Parents are asked to ensure their son is making progress on the Waterford Project, which requires 15 hours service to others by the end of Term 3. Please also encourage your son to strive for Edmund Rice Honours, which is 100 hours of service to others during the year. So far in 2019, the College… Read more »

News from our Environment Portfolio

The Environment Portfolio was set up to encourage students to have their say on issues relating to the environment within the College. It is an opportunity for staff and students to meet and discuss issues that they feel important relating to the environment.  The initiatives are ideas from our students, driven by students with guidance… Read more »

Commencement Mass

Be the best you can be. The College Commencement Mass was once again a special day for St Edward’s. The students were reverent, respectful and prayerful throughout the ceremony presided over by Father Raphael the Parish Priest of Wyoming. Congratulations must go to all our brilliant musicians who performed at Mass. Our musicians were thoroughly… Read more »

Social Justice 2019

Service During the Christmas Holidays One again, the College is proud to report that many boys completed numerous hours of service for others in the recent holiday period. Examples include: senior boys as Edmund Rice Camp leaders, Coast Shelter Gosford, surf clubs, Rural Fire Brigade and many others. Your efforts are valued and appreciated. Waterford… Read more »

Stop Violence Against Women Morning Tea

On Thursday 6 December, the staff of St Edward’s College are participating in a morning tea to raise funds and awareness for the issue of Violence Against Women. Statistics One in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, and since January 2018 in Australia, 71 women have been killed violently…. Read more »