Edmund Rice Day 2021

The College will celebrate Edmund Rice Day on Wednesday 5 May 2021. This is a significant day on the College calendar, focussing on the life of Blessed Edmund Rice and the tradition of Christian Brothers’ education, both at our College and throughout the world.

This year, the boys will begin the day at 8.45am with Mentor Group and then celebrate Mass in their class with their Mentor teacher and Mentor mates.  The boys will have a recess break from 10.00am until 10.20am. The Canteen will be closed, but students will have the opportunity to purchase donuts in the Cloisters. Following this, whilst each Mentor Group begins preparation for the Edmund Rice festival, the rest of the College will gather on Fremantle Park for the annual running of the Murray Mile, Paull Gift and House Tug of War.

The festivities will commence at 11.20am, and consist of a number of activities and stalls (organised and coordinated by the respective Mentor Groups) that will sell food, drinks, run raffles and competitions and provide other fun activities that add to the celebration of this special College day. 

This year will feature the World’s Greatest Shave, the dunk tank makes a return, footy bin challenge, gladiator inflatable, sumo suits, horizontal bungy, various skills tests, pizza, burgers, fish and chips, raffles, ice-cream, a sausage sizzle, and more. The day will conclude with House assemblies, from where the students will be dismissed at 1:30pm.

On the day, boys are to wear their House shirt and are asked to bring money to fully participate – purchasing food, drinks and partaking in activities.  Money raised during the day will be divided between the six Houses and will be distributed to their chosen charities. A price list is attached here to give parents an idea of the cost for the day.

We will ensure the arrangements for the day adhere to the latest COVID-19 guidelines for schools, as outlined by Catholic Education WA and the Department of Health.  In addition, pending advice from the Premier in the coming days, we will advise families if a change to the above plans is necessary.

Edmund Rice day allows our boys to gather as a community and reflect on our Edmund Rice tradition, and promises to form one of the highlights of the year!

Kind regards

Mr Gary Bailey
Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care