St Edmund's College, Canberra

St Edmund's College, Canberra

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St Edmund's College, is a private, Catholic, day school for boys, located in Griffith, a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.The college was established in 1954 by the Christian Brothers as St Edmund's War Memorial College. It was opened to meet the demand for a Catholic Education school in the region and was the first Catholic Secondary Boys' College established in the Australian Capital Territory.

History

St Edmund's War Memorial College opened in 1954 as a Christian Brothers school in response to the needs of catholic parents of the region. St. Edmund's was the first catholic secondary boys college established in Canberra. The College has 1200 students currently enrolled, having started in 1954 with only 330 on the first day.The college has a proud and diverse sporting history, their most notable field of achievement has been on the Rugby field having long dominated all local and interstate competitions. It has been said that had St. Edmund's not been so successful in the Waratah Shield competition, Canberra schools may still be involved.

Edmund Rice Foundation

In reflecting the spirit of charity of Edmund Rice, St Edmund's College established The Edmund Rice Foundation with the aim of giving financial assistance to disadvantaged families to diminish the burden of educating their children.

Rugby Union

The College won the Waratah Shield more than any other school (14 times) and were...
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