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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 formally 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

Network of Career Guidance Counsellors

Based on feedback from the first meeting, we are delighted to announce that Esther Doyle, Post Primary Inspector, Department of Education has kindly agreed to speak to our network about ‘Guidance in an Edmund Rice School’. The session will last for 2 hours until 11am and will involve opportunities for feedback and discussion.We are delighted… Read more »

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Network Meetings

Great to meet Group 2 principals and deputies today (Wexford and Waterford). Thanks for a very informative session. Looking forward to meeting Group 3, Dublin North, tomorrow.

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Multicultural Awareness Week November 8th-12th

  As part of their work on the School of Sanctuary a group of students in Westland Row CBS are organising a Multicultural week on November 8th-12th . We are delighted to see this leadership from our students and would love to see as many Edmund Rice Schools as possible supporting this initiative, please share… Read more »

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