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Since 1872, Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition have been educating young Australians in every state and territory. Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) aims to offer a Liberating Education, based on a Gospel Spirituality, within an Inclusive Community committed to Justice and Solidarity. We acknowledge and respect the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the Traditional Owners of the Country/s of our schools and are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom and spirituality.
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Let us all pray together for the sick, for the people who are suffering. I thank all Christians, all the men and women of good will who pray at this moment, in unison, whichever religious tradition they belong to.
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Deputy Principals Conference August 13, 2020

Sydney, Australia

National Safeguarding Conference (Postponed) August 24, 2020

Melbourne, Australia

Leaders of Learning Conference September 7, 2020
EREA Charter Leadership Awards and Thanksgiving Mass November 21, 2020
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Message from EREA Executive Director to our Victorian School Communities.Good Morning Everyone!

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Message from EREA Executive Director to our Victorian School Communities.

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EREA is excited to announce a new school in South Australia.𝗘𝗗𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗗 𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗘 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗔
South Australia's first fee-free Catholic school is to be established at Davoren Park Adelaide in partnership with Edmund Rice Education Australia. The school that aims to help youth struggling with mainstream education will be built in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, under a $14.5m “village” concept.

Pictured are Professor Denis Ralph, Gerard Keating, principal Central West Flexi Schools Network (EREA), Dr Neil McGoran and Fr Philip Marshall on site at the proposed education and community services village at Davoren Park.

The bold initiative will support the wellbeing, needs and aspirations of vulnerable youth and their families in the Playford area by providing new opportunities for learning, work and community participation.

After extensive exploration of potential sites in Playford, CESA has secured a 4ha precinct at Davoren Park which will be developed as the location for the village.

“There are more than 2000 young people currently disengaged from formal learning in Adelaide’s northern suburbs,” said Vicar General Fr Philip Marshall.

“We believe there is a significant opportunity to break cycles of disadvantage by adopting new approaches to education. We will provide a range of services that will include early intervention and family support in a welcoming and inclusive setting.

“This is about meeting young people where they are at and supporting them as they build healthy and fulfilling lives.”

SACCS chair Prof Denis Ralph said Catholic education was expanding special assistance schooling options for young people from the northern suburbs requiring an alternative approach to mainstream schooling.

“In partnership with Edmund Rice Education Australia an outreach program will open in 2021 catering for students aged 12-17. The venture will expand on the existing northern outreach program that already engages approximately 70 young people,” he said.

“Planned to open in 2022, the new fee-free school will support young people aged 17-24 who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties, for whom school hasn’t yet been successful.”
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It is estimated that 65 students will be enrolled when the school opens. This number is expected to grow to 195 students by 2027.

Future plans for the village include a primary school that will focus on giving children the best possible start to life.

“Young people in the Playford community will benefit from new opportunities to continue or re-enter schooling,” said Dr Neil McGoran, director, CESA.

“Special assistance schooling is about adopting teaching and learning approaches that differ from mainstream school environments.

“It’s about trying to make school relevant and engaging to each individual, so they have the choices they should have as a fully flourishing young person.”

In addition to ‘learning with a difference’, the hub will include services and supports for young people and their families, working closely with community service providers

SOURCE: The Southern Cross thesoutherncross.org.au/news/2020/07/30/new-14-5m-hub-to-serve-northern-youth/
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Timeline PhotosThe strength of our Catholic community shone through again today as Rice House presented the Romero Centre bags and boxes of donated tinned and packet goods. Pictured: Mengistu Hailu (Romero Centre) with Rice House Captain Cooper Williams and Year 12 students.

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Campus Ministry News | A big thank you to everyone who turned up this morning for a sausage sizzle and iced coffee in support of Edmund Rice Camps Queensland and Terrace Timor Network's Kolega Cafe. We can't wait to do it all again next Friday. #BetheOne ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks Adrian Di Marco for your generous donation to St James. It will make a real difference.St James Old Boy, Adrian Di Marco is passionate about supporting bursaries for disadvantaged students to attend the College, and wanted to do something meaningful to support their education. In June, he and wife Kris committed to personally matching all donations to the St James Endowment Fund on a $2 for $1 basis. Adrian proudly handed over the matching donation to school principal, Ann Rebgetz - together, the school community raised more than $100,000 to give these students a bright future. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks Adrian Di Marco for your generous donation to St James. It will make a real difference.

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This term, we installed a series of seven columns along the front of our campus on Ellen Street, which tell the story of Blessed Edmund Rice and the women who inspired him.

Click here to read more about Edmund's life and how it has been beautifully captured in the installation in the latest edition of Touchstone >> bit.ly/2YL7iNL
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