An Option for the Poor in Edmund Rice Schools - Dr Wayne Tinsey
As Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition, we are works of and for our Church; an inclusive Church that shows deep love for the poor and marginalised; a Church which strives to usher in the Kingdom of God- the promise of fullness of life and true freedom for all in our troubled world. The Charter for Edmund Rice Education and the broader foundations upon which we stand clearly direct our mission to the ‘margins’, to the disadvantaged, to those who lack hope.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively
work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.