The identity of a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice Tradition lies in its being an instrument of the Church’s mission and motivated by its evangelization role. (Foundations for Schools Ministry as Church Mission)
At the heart of our charism beats the call to liberation. It is the same call that Edmund Rice responded to upon his encounter of the story of Jesus, an encounter that led him, “…moved by the Holy Spirit to open his whole heart to Christ, present and appealing to him in the poor”
Our team works to support schools as they strive to give expression to what it means to be a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition. We do this by supporting schools to seek and develop their own direction through the wisdom of the Charism.
Each year, Identity Leaders meet regionally and nationally. Identity Teams Regional Network Gathering (Term 1), Identity Leaders Regional Network Gathering (Term 4) and a National Identity Leaders Gathering or Symposium. Associate Schools are invited to any of these regional and national gatherings.