Creating Responsible Citizens of the World
In 2015 CBHS Lewisham formed a partnership with Fe y Alegria, a school supported by the Christian Brothers in Lima, Peru. This initiative was fostered as part of the Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders program, (EREBB). EREBB is an International network of Catholic schools educating young people from many different faiths and cultures. In over 20 countries, EREBB endeavours to promote global solidarity and offer a transformational education for justice and liberation.
This partnership means that both students and teachers are able to take part in a range of cross-cultural experiences throughout their time at CBHS Lewisham, the highlight of which is an opportunity to join the Year 11 trip to Peru to visit the school and build housing for a family in need.
With travel restrictions expected to continue, this trip has been cancelled for this year. We fully expect and joyfully anticipate a reinstatement of this important event in our School’s life in years to come.
Lord Jesus open our minds to the needs of our fellow men. Help us not to be selfish.
Edmund Rice to Brother John Patrick Corbett, Carrick-on-Suir, 1835
Each boy who travels to Peru returns with an appreciation of the privilege of living in Australia, and increased gratitude for the opportunity to serve the community. Through service to others, especially those less fortunate, we follow in the footsteps of Edmund Rice.