Formation is not only essential to our identity as Catholic schools with a life giving link to the Edmund Rice charism but is also crucial to our own personal growth and development.



Leadership Programs

EREA is proud to support the development of current and potential school leaders by providing a range of opportunities for personal and professional growth, including national and regional networks of school leaders; annual conferences; support for post graduate study; research projects; immersion and formation experiences; sabbatical / renewal opportunities; and Senior Leaders Induction.

In addition to these, EREA facilitates participation in the following leadership programs:


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Emerging Leaders

The program is designed to identify, support and affirm young leaders in Edmund Rice schools and educational entities across Australia. It explores a range of professional and pastoral opportunities to strengthen the leadership capabilities of our future leaders. Learn more

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Women in Leadership

A key strategic focus for EREA has been on acknowledging and developing the leadership contribution of women. Since its inception various initiatives have been developed to affirm and challenge women who aspire to leadership. Learn more

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Leadership Development Program: Shadowing an EREA Principal

EREA provides senior leaders in our schools with a range of professional opportunities designed to support their professional growth, develop their leadership capacity and encourage further formation in leadership in an Edmund Rice context. Learn more



A pathway for transformation

In striving to provide Catholic Education in the Edmund Rice Tradition, we seek to provide relevant and meaningful formative experiences that companions and nurtures the growth of those who shape and influence the educational experience throughout their time with EREA. As such, EREA Formation Programs are organised into three movements of Setting out, Deepening and Leading.

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