Edmund Rice Ethos
Our founder, Blessed Edmund Rice Education challenges us to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with our God. The goals of Edmund Rice Education are to break the cycle of poverty and to enable people to be transformational in their society.
The worth and liberation of the individual enhanced by personal formation in the light of the Gospel and Christian values are essential in Edmund Rice Education.
Intrinsic to action emanating from Edmund’s story and dream are, at least, the following:
The Dignity of the Person
The development of self-esteem empowers the individual generally and assists in the making of appropriate choices with regard to life and calling based on a personal spirituality.
The Nurturing in the Right Relationships
The learning community is based on Gospel values expressed through a sense of belonging, forgiveness and tolerance.
Responsibility to the wider community
Members are called to a critical stance on issues of social justice
A Clear Commitment to the Poor and Marginalised.
The Edmund Rice Community shares according to need. Enrolment and employment policies are based on the principles of justice. The sharing of corporate resources on a needs basis and the practical care of the earth’s resources are expressions this commitment.
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
These are characterised by a continuing evaluation of curriculum and methodology by a preparedness to be adaptive and responsive to students’ needs, by an openness to change and by collaborative leadership.
Learning activities are responsive to the diverse needs of students by creating an accepting community in which they can celebrate their present achievements. These activities provide lifelong skills for future development. Global awareness, particularly in the areas of distribution of resources, sensitivity to the environment and development of a truly polyethnic community are integral to these learning activities.
Partnership with Families
Our learning community is part of the Edmund Rice Family. Within this family, partnerships enable all members of the learning community to accept their rights and responsibilities and develop commitment which is lifelong and mutually beneficial.