This Catholic boys’ school, established in 1953, caters for Years 7 to 12. It is a school in the Edmund Rice tradition. Since 2008, St. Edward’s College is affiliated with 36 similar schools across Australia, administered by Edmund Rice Education Australia. The campus is in a beautiful setting of 15 hectares on the edge of Caroline Bay near Gosford. St Edward’s College aims to provide an environment in which “Young Men Achieve”. The College offers students the opportunity of achieving personal excellence. Special programs are offered for gifted children and students with learning difficulties. The average class size is 25 and there is limited grading of Science, English and Mathematics classes in Years 7 to 10. The teacher-to-pupil ratio is one to 16. Some 80 per cent of students in Year 7 go on to complete Year 12, and approximately 60 per cent of those go on to pursue tertiary studies.

Facilities: Library, photography room, multi-purpose visual arts, technology and design centre and an excellent Assembly Hall, which accommodates PD/Health/PE, drama and performing arts facilities. Other sporting facilities include two multi-purpose ovals, indoor and outdoor basketball courts. There are also extensive computer facilities including 700 computers and a number of CD-ROM outlets available for use in four dedicated IT labs. There is a four-storey building for senior classrooms, staff and a science and multi-purpose hall. There is also a Trade Training Centre offering Metals and Engineering.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Commerce, Construction (Stage 5 VET), Design and Technology, Drama, Food Technology, French, Graphics, History, Industrial Technology Timber, Industrial Technology Metal, Music, Information Software and Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: An extensive range of over 30 courses is offered including the highly academic extension courses in English, Mathematics and History to practical skilled based VET Framework courses.

Sport: Archery, rugby league and rugby union, golf, tenpin bowling, fishing, basketball, canoeing, cricket, indoor cricket, sailing, football, indoor football, squash, tennis, windsurfing. The school is a member of the Broken Bay Diocese and the Combined Catholic Colleges sports organisations.

Extracurricular activities: Band, chess, debating, drama, musicals, public speaking and extensive involvement in a challenging Social Justice program for all boys in Years 8–12. There is also a full outdoor education program which includes camps for Years 7 to 10 and retreats for Years 11 and 12.

Welfare and personal development: The College has two full-time counsellors, a full-time careers adviser and an extensive pastoral care program that involves the College Board and an enthusiastic P&F Association.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 900 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: contact the website for fee details. scholarships are available in years 11 and 12.
  • Address:13 frederick street, east gosford 2250
  • Phone:02 4321 6400
  • Fax:fax 02 4324 7955
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Justice, Peace and advocacy, camps and retreats, St Edward's College Television, sport and representative opportunities, college houses for house cup, public speaking and debating, Mock trial, performing art.

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