Spirituality 

"EREA offers a Liberating Education, based on a Gospel Spirituality, within an inclusive Community committed to Justice and Solidarity."


As a Catholic College in the Edmund Rice tradition, Rostrevor College draws on the guiding principles and values of this tradition to instil qualities on our boys that will help them to make a difference, not only to their own lives, but to those around them. We help boys to make sense of their place in the world, encouraging them to give expression to their beliefs and put their faith in action.

The foundation of the entire school curriculum is the Catholic quest to integrate faith and reason. This Catholic perspective permeates each subject and the entire educational experience at Rostrevor. The College provides a Christian environment where the values of the Gospel are proclaimed and encouraged. Boys are involved in daily prayer, weekly Chapel Assemblies and annual Retreats where they have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God.

Religious Education at Rostrevor is concerned with helping boys make sense of their life and the world in which they live. Students are encouraged to give expression to their beliefs and faith in actions. They are encouraged to reach out to the community and the world, to strive for justice and to make a difference to the lives of others.


Our Touchstones 

We open hearts and minds, through quality teaching and learning experiences, so that through critical reflection and engagement each person is hope-filled and free to build a better world for all. 

Liberating Education Invites our participation in building a better world for all through:

  • co-design of learning and teaching experiences that open hearts and minds;
  • mutually liberating, relational practices;
  • informed, critical thinking and reflection; and 
  • a movement beyond self-interest that seeks the freedom of others.

We invite all people into the story of Jesus and strive to make his message of compassion, justice and peace a living reality within our community. 

Gospel Spirituality enables our participation in the building a better world for all through:

  • life-giving relationships with God, self, others and the natural world;
  • activity that places love, compassion, justice and peace a the centre of our communities; 
  • integration of silence, reflection, prayer and ritual with life experiences; and
  • dialogue with our own and other faith traditions. 

Our community is accepting and welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed to the common good. 

Inclusive Community invites our participation in the building a better world for all through: 

  • respect for each person's story as unique and sacred;
  • valuing diversity as enriching dialogue, engagement and an understanding of self. 
  • healing of wounds and failings that silence and exclude; and 
  • transformative relationships that invite, welcome, and engage. 

We are committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalised and the earth itself. 

Justice and Solidarity invites our participation in the building a better world for all through: 

  • care for Our Common Home;
  • critique of the structural causes of injustice using Catholic social teaching; 
  • deep listening to and preferential love for those most in need; 
  • collaboration with charism partners in being agents of change. 

A CATHOLIC BOYS' DAY AND BOARDING COLLEGE IN THE EDMUND RICE TRADITION RECEPTION TO YEAR 12

Glen Stuart Rd Woodforde Sa 5072 Australia

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