St Edmund’s College recognises the traditional custodians of the area, the Ngunnawal People.
Welcome to St Edmund’s College, a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition. We are very proud of the inclusive community here at the College, having educated boys from Year 4 to 12 for 65 years. St Edmund’s College is the oldest continuing Catholic school in Canberra. We support, challenge and educate our students whilst providing a diverse program of cultural, pastoral and sporting experiences to enrich their growth and development.
Since being founded by the Christian Brothers in 1954 the College has established a strong community for our students and their families and proudly identifies with the traditions on which it was built. We seek to give active witness to the four Touchstones of our Charter as an Edmund Rice Education Australia school. These touchstones: Liberating Education, Inclusive Community, Gospel Spirituality and Justice & Solidarity form our core character and identity. It is our hope that each young man who moves through St Edmund’s College develops a heart and mind that has been shaped by the light of Christ, allowing them to move into a world where they are true to their character and make a tangible difference in their own unique way.
We offer teaching and learning programs specifically tailored to boys’ learning styles, a vertical House system which provides structure and support during the school day, vibrant Youth Ministry and community service programs, a diverse range of team and individual sporting, artistic, musical and performing arts opportunities, camps, excursions and immersion experiences which together form the many dimensions of an Eddies education – an education which challenges young men to be the best they can be and opens doors to their future.
Our College Vision Statement calls us to aim to achieve and to seek to lead. We are called to provide every avenue for our young men to be motivated, resilient, spirited and willing to serve others. We offer a holistic education that is based on the message of Jesus and encourages each and every student to let his light shine (“Christus Lux Mea” – Christ Is My Light). Our young men are encouraged to discover and promote what has worth in this world, to place value upon it and to live this out in an authentic manner.
When considering St Edmund’s College as the right school for your son, I would ask you to take time to explore the website as it offers insights into the culture, values and ethos of our College as well as practical and detailed information about our educational, pastoral and co-curricular programs.
I would encourage and welcome you to make direct contact with us to arrange a visit and experience first hand the many possibilities available to your son with a St Edmund’s College education.
Mr Joe Zavone