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Our strength and effectiveness as a College depends on the home and school combining to deliver a consistent message to each boy about what it means to develop as a good young man. Our graduates should be distinguished by the following characteristics: Tomorrow’s gentleman forms attitudes and actions based on Gospel values. We believe that Gospel values are immutable, may be embraced equally by people of all faiths and should underpin the relationships between all members of our community. Critical to the achievement of this vision is a shared understanding and acceptance of the specific values which we uphold, requiring these values to be explicitly expressed, consistently applied and unapologetically promoted. Tomorrow’s gentleman strives to be his best and understands the inherent value of doing so. The quest for personal excellence is an admirable aspiration which is widely employed as an ideal in many schools. At CBC Fremantle, we introduce a further refining concept which has far reaching implications and offers greater challenge around this ideal. We adopt the mantra that once a boy offers his best in any field

The CBC gentleman

How we live the journey

“I SEE NO VALUE IN A CENTRE OF LEARNING WHICH CHURNS OUT NUMEROUS SCHOOL LEAVERS EACH YEAR AND IS PASSIVELY PART OF A SOCIETY TORN APART BY DIVISION… OUR SCHOOLS EXIST TO CHALLENGE POPULAR BELIEFS AND DOMINANT CULTURAL VALUES, TO ASK THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS, TO LOOK AT LIFE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE MINORITY, THE VICTIM, THE OUTCAST AND THE STRANGER.” Br Philip Pinto

“THANKS TO FAITH WE HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND THE UNIQUE DIGNITY OF EACH PERSON. FAITH SHEDS LIGHT ON EVERY HUMAN RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE IT IS BORN OF LOVE AND REFLECTS GOD’S OWN LOVE. Pope Francis Encyclical Letter Lumen Fidei

of endeavour, it is always good enough. This cultural belief necessitates that every activity conducted at the College must be differentiated to such an extent that every student enjoys success if they provide their best effort. Tomorrow’s gentleman is accountable, resilient and prepared to face and overcome challenges. At CBC Fremantle we ask all parents to love their sons unconditionally and to support the school in keeping them accountable for their actions. We acknowledge that this can be a delicate balance but it is critical to the establishment of the essential coping techniques which are characteristic of the well-formed young adult. It is only through learning that they must accept responsibility for their shortcomings and that being accountable builds resilience, that our young men will be prepared to successfully cope with the more complex challenges of adulthood. Tomorrow’s gentleman is selfless by nature and able to form positive, mutually-beneficial relationships. Many of the strong influences in the life of an adolescent (media, music, peers) attempt to position the young person as the ‘centre of the world’.

At CBC Fremantle we embark on a shared journey with the families

In an attempt to promote consumerism and the accompanying materialistic focus, the message is promulgated that the path to happiness lies in prioritising ‘self’. The Christian message which forms the foundation of our school’s philosophy could not be more diametrically opposed. It presents the truth that the only lasting happiness one will find, and the only enduring sense of purpose one can attain, is derived from what is done for others, and not for oneself. Tomorrow’s gentleman recognises and values the ‘other’ in his life. At CBC Fremantle we believe that God often comes to each of us disguised as the stranger in our lives. This ‘other’ can be the stranger in the sense that they are not personally known to us or they can be the person who offers us the greatest challenge to our beliefs. The stranger is likely to be the individual who challenges our values and forces us to reconsider our actions. Although this ‘stranger’ can often have an unsettling effect upon us, they also represent significant opportunities for growth. An inclusive community is not characterised by a totally like-minded cohort.

of the College in the development of their sons from today’s boys into the gentlemen of tomorrow. We understand that the quality of relationships is critically important in the lives and education of our boys. For them to fully grow, it is essential that everyone they encounter at school has an interest in their development beyond their capabilities as a student. ‘The journey’ is carefully planned to foster a sense of belonging and identity in each of our young men. An education at CBC Fremantle challenges its graduates to be independent thinkers with the courage and persistence to confront injustice in our society. It decries the mediocrity so often prevalent in popular culture and encourages our young men to seek different and better ways to express what they believe. In short, they are encouraged to discover what has worth in this world, to place value upon it and then to strongly represent their beliefs.

51 Ellen Street Fremantle Western Australia 6160 PO Box 1345 Fremantle Western Australia 6959 T 08 9336 2700 www.cbcfremantle.wa.edu.au

A Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition


Inclusive Community

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Spiritua lity

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Recommitment

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Pastoral Care

Excellence in Education

As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition,

Gospel Spirituality – We invite all people into the story

At CBC Fremantle our curriculum provides educational

The curriculum at the College is:

Pastoral Care at CBC Fremantle is underpinned by

self-worth of every member of the school community is

CBC Fremantle embraces the four guiding Touchstones

of Jesus and strive to make his message of compassion,

experiences to engage every boy, encouraging and

• Challenging and just – with extension, differentiation

recognising need in our students, and supporting and

respected and promoted.

of the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) charter.

justice and peace a living reality within our community.

supporting him in his quest to achieve personal

The Touchstones perpetuate the legacy of Blessed

and support enabling achievement for every boy.

excellence.

advocating for those boys, whilst building accountability and resilience.

Pastoral Care has been identified as a major strength

Edmund Rice, capture the character and culture of EREA

Inclusive Community – Our community is accepting and

schools, and challenge the staff, leaders, students and

welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed

Our teachers understand how boys learn and provide

and providing a range of opportunities in the areas

The philosophies underpinning Pastoral Care, the active

selected staff. All adult members of our community are

families to be faithful to this ethos.

to the common good.

consistent recognition and reward to students for

of academics, service, arts, sports, technologies and

pursuit of programmes and practices aimed at promoting

charged with building relationships with students and

performing at their personal best at any level.

co-curricular activities to enable our boys to develop

and supporting wellbeing and school ethos, and the

their families that support the development of the boy

Liberating Education – We open hearts and minds,

Justice and Solidarity – We are committed to justice

and to be recognised for their gifts.

climate and atmosphere in which students learn, are

into the gentleman of tomorrow. CBC also has a Pastoral

through quality teaching and learning experiences,

and peace for all, grounded in a spirituality of action

The College seeks to build dependable relationships,

complementary. The Student Management Policy at CBC

Care Team that is dedicated specifically to the emotional

so that through critical reflection and engagement

and reflection that calls us to stand in solidarity with

with strong teacher/student and family/school links,

Fremantle is closely linked to the Pastoral Care Policy to

nourishment of the boys. The team meets regularly to

each person is hope-filled and free to build a better

those who are marginalised and the Earth itself.

encouraging boys to feel confident, determined and fully

form positive attitudes and relationships, and who will

promote a respectful, safe and healthy environment for

discuss the progress of students, and provide effective

supported in achieving their goals.

be ‘counter cultural’ in living their lives for others.

the whole school community. It is imperative that the

opportunities for all boys to be heard and feel included.

world for all.

• Inclusive – recognising differences in every student,

• Gospel value based – developing critical thinkers who

of the whole College; it is not the domain of a few

CBC Fremantle’s community is accepting and welcoming, fostering positive relationships and committed to the common good.


Our strength and effectiveness as a College depends on the home and school combining to deliver a consistent message to each boy about what it means to develop as a good young man. Our graduates should be distinguished by the following characteristics: Tomorrow’s gentleman forms attitudes and actions based on Gospel values. We believe that Gospel values are immutable, may be embraced equally by people of all faiths and should underpin the relationships between all members of our community. Critical to the achievement of this vision is a shared understanding and acceptance of the specific values which we uphold, requiring these values to be explicitly expressed, consistently applied and unapologetically promoted. Tomorrow’s gentleman strives to be his best and understands the inherent value of doing so. The quest for personal excellence is an admirable aspiration which is widely employed as an ideal in many schools. At CBC Fremantle, we introduce a further refining concept which has far reaching implications and offers greater challenge around this ideal. We adopt the mantra that once a boy offers his best in any field

The CBC gentleman

How we live the journey

“I SEE NO VALUE IN A CENTRE OF LEARNING WHICH CHURNS OUT NUMEROUS SCHOOL LEAVERS EACH YEAR AND IS PASSIVELY PART OF A SOCIETY TORN APART BY DIVISION… OUR SCHOOLS EXIST TO CHALLENGE POPULAR BELIEFS AND DOMINANT CULTURAL VALUES, TO ASK THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS, TO LOOK AT LIFE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE MINORITY, THE VICTIM, THE OUTCAST AND THE STRANGER.” Br Philip Pinto

“THANKS TO FAITH WE HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND THE UNIQUE DIGNITY OF EACH PERSON. FAITH SHEDS LIGHT ON EVERY HUMAN RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE IT IS BORN OF LOVE AND REFLECTS GOD’S OWN LOVE. Pope Francis Encyclical Letter Lumen Fidei

of endeavour, it is always good enough. This cultural belief necessitates that every activity conducted at the College must be differentiated to such an extent that every student enjoys success if they provide their best effort. Tomorrow’s gentleman is accountable, resilient and prepared to face and overcome challenges. At CBC Fremantle we ask all parents to love their sons unconditionally and to support the school in keeping them accountable for their actions. We acknowledge that this can be a delicate balance but it is critical to the establishment of the essential coping techniques which are characteristic of the well-formed young adult. It is only through learning that they must accept responsibility for their shortcomings and that being accountable builds resilience, that our young men will be prepared to successfully cope with the more complex challenges of adulthood. Tomorrow’s gentleman is selfless by nature and able to form positive, mutually-beneficial relationships. Many of the strong influences in the life of an adolescent (media, music, peers) attempt to position the young person as the ‘centre of the world’.

At CBC Fremantle we embark on a shared journey with the families

In an attempt to promote consumerism and the accompanying materialistic focus, the message is promulgated that the path to happiness lies in prioritising ‘self’. The Christian message which forms the foundation of our school’s philosophy could not be more diametrically opposed. It presents the truth that the only lasting happiness one will find, and the only enduring sense of purpose one can attain, is derived from what is done for others, and not for oneself. Tomorrow’s gentleman recognises and values the ‘other’ in his life. At CBC Fremantle we believe that God often comes to each of us disguised as the stranger in our lives. This ‘other’ can be the stranger in the sense that they are not personally known to us or they can be the person who offers us the greatest challenge to our beliefs. The stranger is likely to be the individual who challenges our values and forces us to reconsider our actions. Although this ‘stranger’ can often have an unsettling effect upon us, they also represent significant opportunities for growth. An inclusive community is not characterised by a totally like-minded cohort.

of the College in the development of their sons from today’s boys into the gentlemen of tomorrow. We understand that the quality of relationships is critically important in the lives and education of our boys. For them to fully grow, it is essential that everyone they encounter at school has an interest in their development beyond their capabilities as a student. ‘The journey’ is carefully planned to foster a sense of belonging and identity in each of our young men. An education at CBC Fremantle challenges its graduates to be independent thinkers with the courage and persistence to confront injustice in our society. It decries the mediocrity so often prevalent in popular culture and encourages our young men to seek different and better ways to express what they believe. In short, they are encouraged to discover what has worth in this world, to place value upon it and then to strongly represent their beliefs.

51 Ellen Street Fremantle Western Australia 6160 PO Box 1345 Fremantle Western Australia 6959 T 08 9336 2700 www.cbcfremantle.wa.edu.au

A Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition


Our strength and effectiveness as a College depends on the home and school combining to deliver a consistent message to each boy about what it means to develop as a good young man. Our graduates should be distinguished by the following characteristics: Tomorrow’s gentleman forms attitudes and actions based on Gospel values. We believe that Gospel values are immutable, may be embraced equally by people of all faiths and should underpin the relationships between all members of our community. Critical to the achievement of this vision is a shared understanding and acceptance of the specific values which we uphold, requiring these values to be explicitly expressed, consistently applied and unapologetically promoted. Tomorrow’s gentleman strives to be his best and understands the inherent value of doing so. The quest for personal excellence is an admirable aspiration which is widely employed as an ideal in many schools. At CBC Fremantle, we introduce a further refining concept which has far reaching implications and offers greater challenge around this ideal. We adopt the mantra that once a boy offers his best in any field

The CBC gentleman

How we live the journey

“I SEE NO VALUE IN A CENTRE OF LEARNING WHICH CHURNS OUT NUMEROUS SCHOOL LEAVERS EACH YEAR AND IS PASSIVELY PART OF A SOCIETY TORN APART BY DIVISION… OUR SCHOOLS EXIST TO CHALLENGE POPULAR BELIEFS AND DOMINANT CULTURAL VALUES, TO ASK THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS, TO LOOK AT LIFE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE MINORITY, THE VICTIM, THE OUTCAST AND THE STRANGER.” Br Philip Pinto

“THANKS TO FAITH WE HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND THE UNIQUE DIGNITY OF EACH PERSON. FAITH SHEDS LIGHT ON EVERY HUMAN RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE IT IS BORN OF LOVE AND REFLECTS GOD’S OWN LOVE. Pope Francis Encyclical Letter Lumen Fidei

of endeavour, it is always good enough. This cultural belief necessitates that every activity conducted at the College must be differentiated to such an extent that every student enjoys success if they provide their best effort. Tomorrow’s gentleman is accountable, resilient and prepared to face and overcome challenges. At CBC Fremantle we ask all parents to love their sons unconditionally and to support the school in keeping them accountable for their actions. We acknowledge that this can be a delicate balance but it is critical to the establishment of the essential coping techniques which are characteristic of the well-formed young adult. It is only through learning that they must accept responsibility for their shortcomings and that being accountable builds resilience, that our young men will be prepared to successfully cope with the more complex challenges of adulthood. Tomorrow’s gentleman is selfless by nature and able to form positive, mutually-beneficial relationships. Many of the strong influences in the life of an adolescent (media, music, peers) attempt to position the young person as the ‘centre of the world’.

At CBC Fremantle we embark on a shared journey with the families

In an attempt to promote consumerism and the accompanying materialistic focus, the message is promulgated that the path to happiness lies in prioritising ‘self’. The Christian message which forms the foundation of our school’s philosophy could not be more diametrically opposed. It presents the truth that the only lasting happiness one will find, and the only enduring sense of purpose one can attain, is derived from what is done for others, and not for oneself. Tomorrow’s gentleman recognises and values the ‘other’ in his life. At CBC Fremantle we believe that God often comes to each of us disguised as the stranger in our lives. This ‘other’ can be the stranger in the sense that they are not personally known to us or they can be the person who offers us the greatest challenge to our beliefs. The stranger is likely to be the individual who challenges our values and forces us to reconsider our actions. Although this ‘stranger’ can often have an unsettling effect upon us, they also represent significant opportunities for growth. An inclusive community is not characterised by a totally like-minded cohort.

of the College in the development of their sons from today’s boys into the gentlemen of tomorrow. We understand that the quality of relationships is critically important in the lives and education of our boys. For them to fully grow, it is essential that everyone they encounter at school has an interest in their development beyond their capabilities as a student. ‘The journey’ is carefully planned to foster a sense of belonging and identity in each of our young men. An education at CBC Fremantle challenges its graduates to be independent thinkers with the courage and persistence to confront injustice in our society. It decries the mediocrity so often prevalent in popular culture and encourages our young men to seek different and better ways to express what they believe. In short, they are encouraged to discover what has worth in this world, to place value upon it and then to strongly represent their beliefs.

51 Ellen Street Fremantle Western Australia 6160 PO Box 1345 Fremantle Western Australia 6959 T 08 9336 2700 www.cbcfremantle.wa.edu.au

A Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition


CBC Fremantle Journey document