The Touchstones

Edmund Rice Education Australia

Edmund Rice Education Australia was established in October 2007. It is the governing body of the schools previously administered by the Christian Brothers.  It is the outcome of one of two project groups, the National Planning Committee for Schools Governance(schools) and Shaping our Future Committee Oceania (Brothers’ communities).

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) was established with the intention of independently governing the implementation of the educational mission of the Christian Brothers in Catholic Education while empowering lay people to become increasingly involved in the leadership of the future educational work of the Brothers.

 To ensure the charism, or living spirit, of Blessed Edmund Rice could be identified in school communities, they developed four Touchstones of an Edmund Rice Education:

  • Liberating Education    
    We open hearts and minds, through quality teaching and learning experiences, so that through critical reflection and engagement each person is hope-filled and free to build a better world for all.
  • Gospel Spirituality       
    We invite people into the story of Jesus and strive to make his message of compassion, justice and peace a living reality within our community.
  • Inclusive Community 
    Our community is accepting and welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed to the common good.
  • Justice & Solidarity    
    We are committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and the earth itself.

         More information can be found at www.erea.edu.au


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Edmund Rice Education

Inclusive Community,
Liberating Education, Justice and
Solidarity and Gospel Spirituality.

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