As the only boy’s high school in the Illawarra, Edmund Rice College is in a rather unique position.
Drawing students as it does from all areas of the Illawarra, the College proudly points to its diversity as a particular strength of the College.
The rapid increase in student numbers to 1,100 students in 2018, a 38 per cent increase since 2012, reinforces this sense of cultural and geographic diversity.
The broad curriculum in place and the extent of the comprehensive co-curricular program is attractive to boys as it caters for such a wide range of interests.
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This week the year 10 cohort accompanied staff on a week of hiking and camping in the Shoalhaven.
The outdoor education program, which encompasses each year group, complements a rich program of sports and extensive curricula initiatives and extracurricular cultural programs tailored to boys’ learning.
The modern facilities on offer at the College have been enhanced over the past four years with developments including a new 1,500 seat hall with extensive indoor sports facilities, a state of the art Learning Centre and a Music Centre.
The College is currently completing its latest stage of a comprehensive building program.
This includes a Creative Arts complex and upgraded its TAS facilities including STEM workshops, a new commercial kitchen and a large outdoors café to be opened midway through the year.
The Catholic College offers a Christian Service Learning Program for all its students and is at the heart of the College mission to be an authentic Catholic community grounded in Gospel values and inspired by the tradition of Edmund Rice.
The College values of Compassion, Dignity, Service and Solidarity are embedded in the life of the school, which has, as a core goal, the development of boys into fine young men.
Located at 112 Mount Keira Rd in West Wollongong, for more information contact the school on 4228 4344 or see the website at edmundricecollege.nsw.edu.au.