Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) was established by the Christian Brothers in 2007 to ensure the continuation of the charism of Edmund Rice in school ministry within the mission of the Church. The strategic directions articulated in this document build on the work and achievements of the foundation years of EREA and the contribution of Christian Brothers over many years.

The strategic priorities, grounded in the EREA Vision and Charter, enhance our mission as Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition. They set the strategic agenda for the EREA Board and Executive for 2015-2019 and complement their ongoing governance and leadership responsibilities.

In setting their own strategic directions, schools align their priorities with the EREA strategic directions so as to grow the common mission. The Board and Executive operationalize the strategic directions through annual planning and reporting.

Strategic Directions setting is a dynamic process which attempts to respond creatively to the challenges presented both internally by our community of schools and by the wider external environment. It is a scaffold to ensure cohesion in the Board’s decision making processes. However in its implementation we will continue to be responsive to the ever changing environments in which EREA operates.

We are confident of the continuing guidance of the Spirit and the inspiration of Edmund Rice as we advance towards what can be.

Live Jesus in our Hearts Forever

Edmund Rice Education Australia Board – 28 October 2014

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