Our Philosophy


Our vision is to extend to as many young men as possible the opportunity for a St Kevin’s College education.


The St Kevin’s College Foundation seeks to remain true to the origins, charism and history of St Kevin’s College. It strives to honour the tradition of Edmund Rice and reinforce the Touchstones shared by all Edmund Rice schools: to offer a liberating education, based on a gospel spirituality, within an inclusive community committed to justice and solidarity. 

We recognise the benefits of a diverse student community, believing a mix of young men from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds is crucial for their development as well-rounded individuals, both at school and in life. 

We believe a family’s income should not necessarily preclude the prospect of a St Kevin’s education.

We value connectedness and a collaborative community.

Our Work

The Foundation carries out these values by contributing funds to the Edmund Rice Bursary Program. Edmund Rice Bursaries are designed to open a St Kevin’s education to young men whose family would otherwise not be able to consider a St Kevin’s education. Applications are made directly to the Headmaster

We also work hard to maintain a thriving community network. Our Events bring people together and provide Old Boys, present students, parents and friends with opportunities to remain connected with the school. They also allow the Foundation to acknowledge our members’ generosity.

Our Journey

Since it was established in 2002, The St Kevin’s College Foundation has matured and progressed. In 2015, the decision was made by the Headmaster and the Foundation’s Board, that all funds raised by the Foundation would go exclusively towards the College Edmund Rice Bursary Program.

Financial pressures facing families, combined with recent changes in Federal Government funding for the Catholic education sector and increasing costs of running the College, mean that the Foundation’s work is more important than ever.

Every donation provided to the Foundation by the College community is truly appreciated and ultimately enables St Kevin’s College to continue welcoming young men from a diverse range of backgrounds.