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Síol Newsletter - Winter 2016

Beannachtaí ó Iontaobhas Scoileanna Éamainn Rís agus sinn ag druidim leis an Nollaig

Gerry Bennett, Chief Executive, ERST, Opening Welcome, Síol Newsletter - Winter 2016 

Since Edmund Rice founded our first school at Mount Sion, in Waterford, in 1802, the Christian Brothers’ school network has expanded to almost 300 schools on every continent of the world. I am delighted to announce the news that Minister Bruton has invited the Edmund Rice Schools Trust to be the Patron for a new Post-Primary school in Carpenterstown/Castleknock, Co. Dublin, further expanding the growth of the Edmund Rice network in Ireland. This new co-educational Edmund Rice school will cater for up to 1,000 students, with all the excellent values and experience that we as an Edmund Rice Network can bring to it. I am sure you will join with me in welcoming this latest school to the Edmund Rice Network.

In recent years the Brothers in Ireland have passed on their work in education to ourselves in the Edmund Rice Schools Trust. Our responsibility is to support Edmund Rice schools 
as you continue the mission of Blessed Edmund, meeting the opportunities and challenges of today’s world.

Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders (EREBB) is the most recent response to these opportunities and challenges in today’s globalised world. It is a growing organisation, established in 2014, of all Edmund Rice Schools, on all five continents. Using modern communications technology, EREBB aims to harness the strength and energy of Edmund Rice schools world-wide, to promote transformational education for justice and liberation.

See the link below to read more of the CE Welcome and to open the full pdf version of  the Síol Newsletter - Winter 2016 http://www.erst.ie/uploads/Siol_-_Winter_2016_-_The_Edmund_Rice_Schools_Trust_Newletter_for_Schools.pdf

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