Edmund Rice College was first established in the centre of
Wollongong in 1926 but has been situated at its present landscaped, spacious
and convenient setting for more than 25 years. The college is conducted by the
Trustees of the Christian Brothers and is a member school of Edmund Rice
Education Australia (EREA).

Facilities: Chapel, multi-purpose assembly hall, sporting fields,
technology rooms, art rooms, library, computer classrooms, music rooms,
language laboratory, science laboratories.

Electives Years 7 to 10: (Availability of courses relates to numbers
applying.) French, Italian, Japanese, Graphics Technology, Industrial
Technology (Engineering, Electronics, Metal, Timber), Commerce, Information and
Software Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Activity and Sports Studies,
Drama, Visual Design, Food Technology.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English (Advanced and Standard) Extension
1 and 2, Mathematics (General Mathematics, Preliminary Extension, Extension 1
and Extension 2), Studies of Religion 1, Catholic Studies, Drama, Visual Arts,
Music I, Ancient History, Modern History, History Extension, French Continuers,
Italian Continuers, Japanese Continuers, PD/Health/PE, Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, Senior Science, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies,
Design and Technology, Industrial Technology (Automotive, Timber, Graphics),
Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development,
Hospitality (VET), Construction (VET), Information Technology VET), Metal and
Engineering (VET).

Compulsory Subjects: Religious Education (Years 7 to12), English
(Years 7 to 12), Mathematics (Years 7 to 10), PDHPE (Years 7 to 10), Science
(Years 7 to10), History (Years 7 to 10), Geography (Years 7 to 10).

Sport: Athletics, rugby union, rugby league, Australian Rules,
soccer, cricket, tennis, swimming, cross country, basketball, volleyball.

Extracurricular activities: Drama, music, debating, Mock Trial,
public speaking, chess, outdoor education through Years 7 to 10.

Welfare and personal development: The process of attempting to meet
the total education of the boys is formulated in the pastoral care program,
which incorporates a pastoral care team, school and career counsellors, peer
support, camps and retreats, SRC, as well as a published discipline policy,
which is based on a comprehensive levels system.

Special features: While the college draws on a long tradition, it is
also committed to innovation, which is reflected in the extended hours’
timetable and, in more recent times, significant initiatives in vocational
education, with provisions for work placements. Classes are predominantly
mixed-ability groups. Special programs are available for those with learning
difficulties. More than 70 per cent of students complete Year 12, with 80 per
cent of those undertaking university or TAFE studies.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 770 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: Yes
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Less than 4k year 7 $3435, year 8 $3330, year 9 $3375, year 10 $3615, year 11 $4280, year 12 $4220
  • Address:112 Mount Keira Road, West Wollongong 2500
  • Phone:02 4228 4344
  • Fax:02 4229 5684
  • HSC Subjects offered:Ancient History, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Catholic Studies, Chemistry, Chinese Continuers, Construction Design and Technology, Drama, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Economics, English Advanced, English Extension, English Extension II, English Standard, English Studies, Extension Science, Geography, History Extension, Hospitality Information Processes and Technology, Italian, Legal Studies, Marine Studies, Mathematics, Modern History Music, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Photo Digital Media, Physics, Software Design & Development, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation, Standard Mathematics, Studies of Religion, Industrial Technology
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Homework club, robotics, The Duke of Edinburgh program, chess, public speaking, debating

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