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The Edmund Rice Schools Trust


The Edmund Rice Schools Trust is the trustee of 96 schools, both primary and secondary, in the Republic of Ireland. These 96 schools include schools which were formerly under the trusteeship of the Christian Brothers, schools that have come into our trusteeship and new schools that we have established in recent years. We will be willing to provide patronage of new schools in an area where there is a need for Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition.

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What We Do

School Resources / Publications

We provide school support and resources for students, teachers, principals and parents. Find what you need easily in our document library.

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Our schools are Catholic schools which promote a Christian concept of the world with a spiritual and moral values system that contributes to the good of society as a whole.

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All of our schools recognise the uniqueness of each individual in caring communities where holistic development is nurtured.

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School Governance

Governance Services in the Edmund Rice Schools Trust provides a framework of ongoing advice and support for Boards of Management and Principals in our Primary and Secondary schools in relation to the role of trusteeship.

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Finance & Property

Finance and Properties aim, in conjunction with Ethos Development and Governance, is to work in partnership with our schools, supporting them in the monitoring and management of their Finances, and holding the Properties in Trust.

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Our Schools

The Edmund Rice Schools Trust is a community of schools that observe the principles of the Edmund Rice Schools Charter which were developed collaboratively by the trustees, boards of management, staff, parents and students of the schools.

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Edmund Rice Schools' Charter

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Our Charter sets out a framework to enable Edmund Rice education to thrive and grow into the future. It is based around core values which came from our schools having been identified and agreed through a collaborative and consultative process. The educational approach in the schools subscribes to the holistic vision as expressed in the five key elements of our charter.

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Our Schools in Action

Our schools promote equality of access and participation – in other words, children of any faith, or none, at every level of ability, of any nationality or ethnic grouping are all welcome in our schools. All of our schools recognise the uniqueness of each individual in caring communities where holistic development is nurtured. Enrolment processes are open and flagged in advance.

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Featured Edmund Rice Schools

Our Schools

The map show the locations of the 96 Edmund Rice Schools in Ireland.

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Latest News

E-Síol Autumn 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of E-Síol, published in November 2022. Our schools are extremely busy places and we are very grateful to teachers and schools for providing such a huge menu of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which provide the holistic education that typifies the Edmund Rice school.

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ERI Enrichment Zoom – October 26th

Join the EREBB community in conversation and exploration of the history and content of the adoption of the Right to Education as a core foundational principle for human rights. Wed 26 October 10.00am ERI Enrichment Zoom – October 26th.   Theme: The Right to a Quality Education (SDG 4) Keynote Speaker: Br. Donal Leader cfc https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcOuqrTsuHNWqBNuy_OzcbZIQKx0mlNCT… Read more »

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    The photograph shows, from left: Dr. Wayne Tinsey (Global Ambassador), Jóse María del Corral (Scholas), Dr. Cristiana Ritchie-Bonomo (USA), Gerry Bennett (Ireland), Pope Francis, Albert Gomez (Africa), Brian Garrone (Australia),  Alberto Olivero (Argentina).   Gerry Bennett, the Chief Executive of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust in Ireland and Chairperson of the Edmund Rice… Read more »

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Edmund Rice Student Leadership Programme

Last year our new Edmund Rice Student Leadership Programme was very successful and we hope more of our schools will take up the invitation this year. This programme is aimed at senior students ( TY, 5th , 6th year) and may be delivered as a separate course or as part of Senior RE programme. It can also be… Read more »

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