St Edmund's College, Canberra
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|St Edmund's College Canberra|
|Type||Independent - Christian Brothers - All-Male College/Secondary/Primary|
|Motto||"Christus Lux Mea"
"Christ is My Light"
|Chairman||Mr Paul Pearson|
|Headmaster||Mr Daniel Lawler|
|Chaplain||Fr Ben Roberts|
|Colour(s)||Blue White Gold|
|Affiliations||Roman Catholic, Christian Brothers, Edmund Rice Education Australia|
St Edmund's College, is a private, Catholic, day school for boys, located in Griffith, a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The college was established in 1954 by the Christian Brothers as St Edmund's War Memorial College. It was opened to meet the demand for a Catholic Education school in the region and was the first Catholic Secondary Boys' College established in the Australian Capital Territory. St Edmunds College was opened and practices in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice. The Current Headmaster of the College is Mr. Daniel Lawler, The Deputy is Mr. Peter Milligan and Board Chair Mr. Paul Pearson. The current director of Middle School is Ms. Patricia Doyle.
St Edmund's War Memorial College opened in 1954 as a Christian Brothers school in response to the needs of Catholic parents of the region. St. Edmund's was the first Catholic secondary boys college established in Canberra. The College has 1200 students currently enrolled, having started in 1954 with only 330 on the first day.
The St Edmund's College website lists the following people as headmasters of the school:
- 1954 – 1956 Br P L McCarthy;
- 1957 – 1959 Br E C Fields;
- 1960 – 1965 Br N T Landener;
- 1966 – 1969 Br J B Darmody;
- 1970 – 1978 Br G D Kerr;
- 1979 – 1988 Br R J Wallace;
- 1989 – 1994 Br J P O’Shea;
- 1995 – 2004 Mr C J Dwyer;
- 2005 – 2008 Dr C X Hayes;
- 2009 - 2014 Mr P J Fullagar;
- 2015 - present Mr D Lawler
Edmund Rice Foundation
In reflecting the spirit of charity of Edmund Rice, St Edmund's College established The Edmund Rice Foundation with the aim of giving financial assistance to disadvantaged families to diminish the burden of educating their children.
The College won the Waratah Shield more than any other school (14 times) and were the defending champions in 2005 when schools from the ACT (Canberra) were no longer invited/permitted to participate by the organisers, the New South Wales Rugby Union. The College has over 480 registered boys playing rugby union. St. Edmunds has a reputation for being one of the premier rugby schools in Australia, with Saia Faingaa being the latest alumnus to represent Australia. St Edmunds also have always had a brilliant record in the local competition (ACTJRU) with many Grand finals to their name across the different age groups.
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