We are proud to be an Edmund Rice school which promotes a Christian concept of the world with a spiritual and moral values system that contributes to the good of society as a whole.
ERST support their schools and their students, teachers, principals and voluntary boards of management, members, directors and staff in line with the values of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust Charter. In line with the values of their charter, ERST have developed a model of education based on the founding intention and the life of blessed Edmund Rice. Care for the disadvantaged and vulnerable, a strong opposition to poverty and injustice, fostering of leadership and a deep commitment to the Catholic faith are characteristics of an Edmund Rice school.
ERST schools promote equality of access and participation – in other words, children of any faith, or none, at every level of ability, of any nationality or ethnic grouping are all cherished in their schools and given the opportunity to be the best they can be. ERST schools recognise the uniqueness of each individual in caring communities where holistic development is nurtured. Enrolment processes are open and transparent and the highest educational, developmental and pastoral standards apply in all our schools.
In addition to the provision of high standards of excellence in teaching and learning, ERST schools uphold a strong cultural and sporting tradition. Inspired by the five key elements of the Edmund Rice Charter ERST schools are responding to a changing world.
We celebrate Edmund Rice each year on May 5th.
“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it is hidden,
or under a bowl. Instead, he puts it on its stand,
so that those who come in may see the light.”