Eight Essentials

of Edmund Rice Schools


EVANGELISING THE MODERN WORLD 

Participating in the mission of the Catholic Church by bringing the Good News of Christ in all aspects of the life of the school community, and in the dialogue with youth and contemporary culture, thus fulfilling the specific calling of the Congregation of the Christian Brothers: "the Evangelization of youth through the Apostolate of Christian Education "

PROMOTING THE SPIRITUAL IN GOSPEL 

Nurturing a living faith, fostering Christian spirituality, educating in Gospel-based values, living beyond the material dimension.

BUILDING A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

Growing as a school community in which the equality of care and relationships is Christ- inspired, based on mutual respect, self-sacrifice, and fully human dignity.

COMPASSION FOR THOSE IN NEED 

Showing, in the spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice, particular love and concern towards the weakest members of the school community and reaching out beyond the school in compassion and practical action for the poor and marginalized both locally and internationally.

CONCERN FOR THE WHOLE PERSON 

Centering the curriculum, opportunities and challenges of the school on the balanced and integrated development of its students and staff across all the positive dimensions of personal growth - religious, moral, intellectual, cultural, physical and social.

STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE 

Encouraging each individual to use his or her talents to the full, whether academic, cultural, or physical, and pursuing the highest standards in all aspects of learning, teaching, and extra-curricular endeavour.

EDUCATION AS A CHRISTIAN CALLING 

Valuing and enabling the role and vocation of Christian teachers and support staff as a calling from God and a sharing in the Church’s mission.

EDUCATION FOR JUSTICE 

Inspiring the minds and hearts of the young to care for all God’s creation and build a more just society, God’s kingdom on earth, and developing in them the talents for active citizenship and transformational leadership.

 

Never allow vain notions of your own sense, abilities, or other natural or acquired qualifications to take root in your mind, but beseech God to make known to you, your imperfections

Blessed Edmund Rice