A Message from the Principal 

There is a sense of energy and positivity here at Christian Brothers’ High School Lewisham which is infectious to all who join the community. Although this school is steeped in its 130 years of history, it is a thoroughly modern and forward-looking place. It is a growth-focused school set on realising the potential of each of its young men.


We are proudly one of the oldest Catholic schools in Sydney and the person of Jesus Christ shapes our actions, prayer and liturgy. We are also an inclusive community that welcomes others to share in our Christian values of hope, joy and love.


We have a unique history of focusing on educating boys for five generations of students. At Christian Brothers Lewisham the spiritual, academic, pastoral, sporting and cultural lives of the school are all valued and they are brought together in such a way as to form young confident men who strive for excellence rather than arrogance. We expect our graduates to respect the people they encounter in life and strive to make the world a better place.


Our students are firmly at the centre of all that we do. Students enjoy learning from a highly capable teaching staff who act with great skill and professionalism.  We foster a close partnership with our families, who share with us the responsibility for their sons’ learning achievements, wellbeing, spiritual growth and growing self-reliance. 


With Blessed Edmund Rice as our model in faith, we encourage students to grow into the fullness of their humanity in an educational environment where they feel welcomed, accepted and valued. We hope that each member of our community is faithful to the four touchstones: Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive Community and Justice and Solidarity. As a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition, known as the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) network of schools, Christian Brothers Lewisham is one of 54 schools, one Early Childhood Centre and 34 Associated schools across Australia.  EREA schools are part of an international network of schools in over 20 countries called Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders. 


I invite you to discover the myriad of opportunities which awaits your son here at CBHS Lewisham, where we ‘focus on the boy to grow the man’. 


Dr Michael Blowes