The College Advisory Council

The Advisory Council shares responsibility between the Christian Brothers and the College communities in policy making processes.

The Advisory Council also serves to enhance and further, through education, the principles and values inherent in the Edmund Rice Tradition.

It is important to note that the Advisory Council does not have a role in the day to day management and operation of the College, that role remains the responsibility of the College Principal and Leadership Team. Additionally the activities of the Board are separate and distinct from those of the various support groups to the College such as the P & F, Mothers Group and Old Boys.

As the majority of the Advisory Council members and the members of the committees are drawn from the College community there is a real opportunity for the community to actively and practically participate in the shaping of the strategic direction of the College.

The responsibilities of the Advisory Council are broad and cover following facets of the College:

  • Philosophy and Mission
  • Governance and Management
  • Finance
  • Property Planning and Development.

These responsibilities typically involve the following activities:

Development of strategic and business plans for the College

  • Provision of recommendations and advice to the Province regarding community issues relevant to the College
  • Consideration of changes and trends in education and in particular education for boys leading to the development of policies and procedures considered appropriate for the College and the local community
  • Development of strategies to enhance the College and ensure the fulfilment of the ministry and traditions of Edmund Rice.

2022 Membership

  • Noel Bramham (Chair)
  • Les Gamble
  • Ursula Hannigan
  • Angie Baker
  • Steve Mallet
  • Peter Twigg
  • Ex-Officio: Ray Celegato (Principal), Peter Cook (Deputy Principal)

The College Foundation

In the process, generations of young men have achieved personal success socially, physically and academically in a Christian culture. The St Edmund’s College Foundation was established to assist the College Board in raising funds to maintain and improve the facilities and operations of St Edmund’s College in accordance with the Master Plan and to develop the broader interests of the College community.

The Foundation is an avenue through which the entire College community – current parents, past parents, old boys, members of staff, friends and supporters – can support the College’s aim to create a pathway of growth for its students. This support will ensure that St Edmund’s students continue to become those people who make a difference in society, in whatever capacity they live and work.

Parents & Friends Association 

The Parents and Friends (P&F) Association of St Edmund’s College was formed in 1963. It fulfills several important and vital roles within the College Community, including:

  • Providing a forum for communication and the exchange of ideas between parents and the College Leadership Team on all matters associated with the College
  • Providing opportunities for students to mix socially with other students within the Ipswich Community in a safe and controlled environment
  • Improving the facilities available to the students within the College
  • Undertaking maintenance activities and projects not covered within normal College budgets
  • Furthering the ministry of Edmund Rice through assisting the poor and marginalised
  • Providing opportunities for parents to mix socially and enhance the proud sense of community that has developed within the College over many years.

P&F Meetings

The P&F meets once a term and the date is advertised in the College Newsletter. All are welcome to attend. Meetings are open to any member of the College Community. By attending meetings (even if it is only for one meeting) you can voice your concerns and suggestions, and can be involved in the decision making processes within the College.
For contact information please call the College Reception on 3810 4400