Here at Ambrose Treacy College, we aim to develop young men who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Throughout their time at the College, our students will be offered a connected holistic formation framework that provides support for their purposeful growth as they journey from boyhood into young men. The College’s formation framework develops courageous young men of character and integrity who build compassionate relationships and proudly contribute to the College, their family and their community. Our program is based on the work of Edmund Rice who demonstrated a respect for self and others.
Formation at Ambrose TreacyCollege is informed by the mission of Jesus and the Edmund Rice charism. Our model
of service, Jesus, proclaimed a message of compassion, justice and service, especially with the poor and
marginalised. This challenge inspired our model of leadership, Blessed Edmund Rice, to make this an active reality
through an education that liberated the dignity of the person by supporting the holistic pursuit of their spiritual and
leadership potential. Finally, our model of learning, Brother Ambrose Treacy, championed this vision engaging
learners in dynamic and relevant pathways. This innovation empowered learning, service and personal excellence.
As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition, these convictions inform the vision and mission of our
Ambrose Treacy College seeks to be an authentic Catholic community in the Edmund Rice tradition that
promotes excellence in learning, leadership and service in order to challenge its members to make a prophetic
difference for our world.
Ambrose Treacy College is an inclusive community on a journey to:
Live and grow as a faith community based on the story of Jesus, Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers in
order to make their message of compassion, justice and love an active reality.
Demonstrate respect for the dignity of the person by celebrating and supporting the holistic pursuit of their
Engage boys in dynamic and relevant pathways that empowers learning, service and personal excellence.
Develop courageous young men of character and integrity who build compassionate relationships and proudly
contribute to the College, its traditions and aspirations.
The Formation Framework is informed by The Charter and provides holistic support for the purposeful growth
of the community. It provides structures and opportunities for our staff, students and parents to live and grow as a
‘Signum Fidei’ (Sign of Faith) for each other and for our world through our:
Learning: We provide a liberating education that opens hearts and minds, through quality teaching and learning
experiences, so that through critical reflection and engagement each person is hope filled and free to build a
better world for all;
Leadership: We are committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action and reflection
that calls for justice and solidarity with those who are marginalised; and
Service: We invite people into a gospel spirituality through the story of Jesus and strive to make his message of
compassion, justice and service a living reality. We are an inclusive community
that is accepting and welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed to the common good.
Our Formation Framework outlines the authentic provision of a Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition
that promotes holistic formation of ‘Signs of Faith’. This is reflected in our College Prayer and Formation Touchstones:
grant me the courage to be a sign of faith as we…
Learn and live Ambrose in our heads
Lead and live Edmund in our hands
Serve and live Jesus in our hearts
“The school is open to all who wish to avail themselves of it without distinction.” Ambrose
Ambrose was a person of learning who empowered his staff and students to learn to excel by engaging them
in dynamic and relevant pathways that empowered learning, service and personal excellence. In our community learning is characterised by:
Preparation promotes potential.
Resilience reaps rewards.
Achieve your personal excellence. An Ambrose Treacy Gentleman is an engaged learner who endures to achieve their personal excellence.
“The will of God be done in this and in everything we undertake.” Edmund
Edmund was a person of leadership who lead through actions that demonstrated a respect for self and others. In our community our leadership is characterised by:
Be present to people and God (love).
Respect yourself and those you journey with.
Lead by courageous example.
An Ambrose Treacy Gentleman is a courageous leader of action who is present and respectful.
“Whoever wants to be first must be last and a servant of all.” Mark 9:35
Jesus was a person of service who served the community through compassionate relationships that empowered others. In our community our service is characterised by:
Have faith in God (love).
Build compassionate relationships that empower.
Demonstrate a preferential commitment to the margins. An Ambrose Treacy Gentleman is a faithful servant who builds relationships that empower the marginalised.