Governance and Policies
EREA Governance Statement
St Patrick’s College is governed by Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) and offers a Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice.
EREA schools strive to offer a liberating education, based on a gospel spirituality, within an inclusive community committed to justice and solidarity.
Established by the Christian Brothers in 2007, EREA has the responsibility for governing the schools owned by the Brothers at that time. With the addition of schools established since 2007 there are now 55 EREA schools enrolling over 40,000 students, through all states and territories of Australia.
As part of their mission within the Church and inspired by the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, schools offer an education guided by the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition.
EREA has its own canonical and civil identity but remains closely connected to the Christian Brothers and their ongoing ministry. Schools operate in dioceses with the mandate of the Bishop of the diocese and work closely with local Diocesan education authorities.
The opportunity for Edmund Rice Education Australia is to reinforce the distinctive values of Edmund Rice Education through a national and unified network of Australian schools and educational entities.
For further information, visit Edmund Rice Education Australia.