Edmund Rice College is a Catholic boys’ high school in the Edmund Rice tradition. One of a network of schools across Australia in the Edmund Rice Education Australian network, the College is located on 9 magnificent hectares in Mt Keira. Centrally located in the heart of the Illawarra, Edmund Rice College is within walking distance of the University of Wollongong and the Conservatory of Music.
The College is a regional comprehensive boys’ school drawing students from all regions of the Illawarra. The College offers substantial modern facilities set in a picturesque setting. With a broad curriculum and an extensive extracurricular program Edmund Rice College caters for interests, skills and abilities across a wide spectrum in a contemporary technologically rich educational setting. Strongly inclusive, the College prides itself on its diversity as it welcomes students from all backgrounds and cultures. Edmund Rice College is a vibrant community that welcomes parental involvement in the daily life of the College. As a welcoming Catholic community we forge strong partnerships with local Parishes and Catholic schools, the University and other educational institutions, the Illawarra business community and a diverse range of social and cultural groups.
Striving to live the charism of Edmund Rice and Christ’s example of service, we ask students to ‘Make a Difference for Justice and Peace’ through the Christian Service- Learning program. Inspired by the goals of the Edmund Rice Charter, it is more than a service experience, as reflecting on the act of serving others gives students a deeper understanding of the dignity and worth of all people and the natural world. They are challenged to articulate learning about their own spirituality as they make real-life connections to the marginalized in our ‘community classroom’.