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.