St Edward's College, East Gosford

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St Edward's Christian Brothers College
St Edwards College crest
Location
East Gosford, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 33°26′20″S 151°20′52″E / 33.43889°S 151.34778°E / -33.43889; 151.34778Coordinates: 33°26′20″S 151°20′52″E / 33.43889°S 151.34778°E / -33.43889; 151.34778
Information
Type Independent Day School
Motto Fide ac Scientia
(Through Faith and Knowledge)
Denomination Catholic (Christian Brothers)
Established 1953
Principal Mr Mark Bonnici
Deputy Principal Mr Jay Sutton
Staff Over 100
Gender Boys
Enrolment 1020
Colour(s) Black and Red         
Slogan Where Young Men Achieve
Website

St Edwards Christian Brothers College is a Catholic independent/private boys day school in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia administered by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. It caters for boys from years 7 to 12. Sometimes it is colloquially referred to as 'Eddies'. St Edwards is the only Catholic Independent all-boys secondary school on the NSW Central Coast. It has over 100 staff and 1000 students. The most notable of it's alumni is William Mckellar known for his pioneering of "Paper Pits" and also his opus "The Tripple Lean in of 2015"

History[edit]

The school was opened in 1953 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers.

The Regal Theatre, in the city, was demolished in 1978 and the remains of the building were used as land fill for the College ovals.[1]

In 2003 St Edwards College celebrated its 50th anniversary and on the day of its creation Founders Day used to be celebrated at the school with markets and games. Since 2005, however, the Founders Day was replaced with the Walkathon, an event where the students at the school walk or run to raise money for various charities. In 2010, "Founders Day" again was the major Edmund Rice event, but due to bad weather many activities were cancelled.

Facilities[edit]

St. Edward’s covers a nine hectare site on the shores of Caroline Bay. The College has three multi-purpose ovals, other sporting facilities, a multipurpose hall/gymnasium known as the Edmund Rice Centre (or ERC), specialised technology & art facilities, computer laboratories, a library housing more than 7000 books, two music rooms and a purpose built food technology room.

Uniform[edit]

All students are required to wear school uniform; with the Summer Uniform differing from the Winter Uniform.[2]

Social justice[edit]

The college has a significant emphasis on the concept of social justice and 'giving back' to the community; and is described as a 'Central part of school life at St. Edwards'.[citation needed] In 2002, teacher, Patrick Dell introduced a programme called The Waterford Project, where boys from years 8-11 perform compulsory community service and offers a wide variety of activities to help students complete their hours. The Waterford Project is named for the city in Ireland where Edmund Ignatius Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers', began his work.[3]

In conjunction with their teaching role, the Brothers are concentrating on troubled children and have opened an annex for such children, The Haven located at Terrigal.[4]

Academic arrangements[edit]

The College operate a year 7 Core programme where the students are placed in 'Core classes'. Here the students have one teacher in the same room, for their core subjects of English, Religion and HSIE. They then go to their other subjects. This approach helps ease the transition from primary to high school.

Outdoor Education[edit]

St Edward's College runs an Outdoor Education programme through camps, which are held in Years 7 to 10. The programme provides a sequential course for the four years, developing skills of a higher order each year. Some of the activities conducted on these camps include archery, canoeing, "deep and meaningful" conversation sessions, sailing, windsurfing, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, initiative challenges and fencing.

Athletics[edit]

  • 2005 - The school won its third state basketball title in four years.[5]
  • 2008 - U/14 NSW Country Rugby Union Champions. Vincent Fester Shield Winners
  • 2008 - Final 16 of the Arrive Alive Cup Rugby League competition
  • 2014 - U/16 NSW rugby union sevens champions. Edu Connex Central Coast sevens $1000 tournament winners. Team: Tom Starling, Tyren Andrea, Max Sorgese, Jeremy Abdullah, Lachlan Corda, Angus Margin, Jonte Witt, Seamus Hogan, William Grassby, Lachlan Seaman, Max Edwards

2012 - U16s NSW All Schools (not just Catholics) Rugby League Champions Team 1.Connor Watson 2. Shayne Corda 3. Toby Hannan 4. Brodie Cooper 5.Kirt Anthony 6. Bryce Davey 7. Jake Nelson 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Jacko Starling 10. Nathan Gitteos 11. Jacob Saifiti 12. Kayd Donkin 13. Jordan Huckstepp interchange Harry Drennen Alex Wright Kane Anderson Andy McEwan

Alumni[edit]

Upon leaving school, students are known as Old Boys and are able to join into the Old Boys Union; an organisation of ex-students that seeks to maintain the friendships created while at the College.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

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