St Edmunds’s College is conducted in the tradition of Edmund Ignatius Rice. The school accepts students from Years 8 to 12, drawing from a wide area of Ipswich, Queensland. The total enrolment of the school is approximately 900.
Tournament of Minds
Last year (2007) St. Edmunds College Ipswich was the state representative for the National Championship of the Tournament of Minds Competition. The team who had never before competed in such as event, finished first place, successfully claiming the Tournament of Minds Australian Championship.
As offshoots of the Music Program, an Orchestra, Stage Band and a Concert Band have been established which also draw on the talents of St. Mary's students. All rehearsals are held outside of school hours. The College Choir performs at various liturgies and functions throughout the year.
Performing Arts Evenings, giving students an opportunity to develop confidence in performance, are held once a term. Visiting tutors offer individual tuition in some instruments. The cost is an extra fee to be borne by the parents of these students.