Edmund Rice Education
when the first school began in Waterford, Ireland, Edmund Rice education has
grown in over 20 countries. Across the world, over 170,000 students are
educated in Edmund Rice schools. Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders
(EREBB) is an international network of Catholic schools educating young
people from many different faiths and cultures. In over 20 countries we
endeavor to promote global solidarity and offer a transformational education
for justice and liberation. EREBB was inaugurated in May 2014 when leaders
representing Edmund Rice Education gathered in Kenya to establish an inclusive
international network of Edmund Rice educational communities.
The Lead Teacher for EREBB at St Ambrose College is Mr
As a follow up to the Edmund Rice
Education Beyond Borders conference for Lead Schools (St Ambrose College is
a ‘Lead School’ in the EREBB network) in South Africa in October 2015, Lead
Teachers from the Lead Schools in the European Province met in Dublin on the
21st and 22nd January 2016. Seventeen schools together with representatives
from the Edmund Rice Office came together with the aim of reflecting on the six
‘Lead School Priorities’.
There was another gathering in Dublin in May
2016 for which each current Lead School extended a personal invitation to one
or two other schools with whom they would like to develop a relationship in
order to extend the scope of the initiative. From that gathering a focus was
placed on the EREBB Congress in Kolkata, India, which was in October 2016.
Any St Ambrose College students interested in the EREBB
network and sharing their own initiatives with pupils from the other Edmund
Rice schools should refer to the following website:
EREBB is a great opportunity for St Ambrose College students
and staff to look beyond the school gates and realise that they are part of a
huge global network of Edmund Rice schools.