Edmund Rice Education Australia was established in October 2007. It is the outcome of deliberations following the Christian Brothers International Congregation Chapter of 2002 which acknowledged the importance of the educational mission of the Christian Brothers through education and other ministries. This led to the establishment of two new project groups, the National Planning Committee for Schools Governance and Shaping our Future Committee Oceania.
As a result of the work of these two groups, the Christian Brothers decided in 2006 to amalgamate separate Christian Brothers provinces in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea to form one Oceania Province focused on the social justice mission of the Christian Brothers. Separately, Edmund Rice Education Australia was established with the intention of independently implementing the educational mission of the Christian Brothers.
Edmund Rice Education Australia continues the Catholic Church’s mission of providing quality catholic education in 40 schools located in all states of Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
Today these 40 schools together with Nudgee International College and Indooroopilly Montessori Children’s House are governed nationally by the Edmund Rice Education Australia Board through a National Executive based in Richmond Melbourne.
There are regional Centres in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth that support the schools and entities within their regional context.
The 40 schools operate within a framework of common values and are linked through their commitment to the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition.
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