Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to St Bede’ College, a great destination for boys’ education.  


We are a welcoming and inclusive College Community, where students have the right to be safe, valued, challenged and respected by all.

Our College specialises in delivering a holistic educational program that supports the individual needs of each student with a view to them experiencing enjoyment and success in learning.

St Bede’s College thrives on the concept of respect and community, where we are brothers and sisters to one another. We understand that the quality of relationships between our students, their families and our College is essential to ensuring student success. This is achieved via the strong pastoral care links between each student, family and College. For our young people to fully grow, they need to know that we all have an interest in who they are and what they want to achieve.

Our College motto is Per Vias Rectas (By Right Paths). This gives our students a strong set of values that underpin how they live, learn and play. As such, the College has Five Guiding Principles that support our Mission. These Principles focus on God, our sense of brotherhood/sisterhood and care for others, showing respect and valuing best effort and achievement in all fields of endeavour – academic, cultural, creative, sporting, social and faith. These Principles allow us to respect and honour our heritage while looking with imagination and optimism to the future.

John Baptist De La Salle, the patron saint of teachers and education, saw the school experience as providing students with the means for better understanding their faith and maximising their participation in life. He founded schools for poor youths, for juvenile delinquents, for children studying a trade, for the children of sailors, for those who worked during the week, and for young men training to become teachers. He recognised potential in every student, no matter where they came from, who they were or what they looked like. He saw value in everybody, not only the rich or the smart – everybody, and we are faithful to that ideal today still at St Bede’s College.

St Bede’s College is a proud member in a large network of Lasallian schools educating more than one million students worldwide. Our College has a rich history dating back to 1938, and has become a well-known, loved and iconic destination for families across Bayside and South Eastern Melbourne. Our focus on nurturing and developing young people who find success and fulfilment in the service of others has always been the focus of the College and continues to direct our mission today. We are proud that our students are socially just and aware of their contributions and place in a global society.

As a College, we constantly strive and evolve to deliver an innovative and dynamic learning environment that provides them with the academic and personal skills to flourish in the 21st century. Academic aspiration matters, and it is important that every student is inspired to be the best they can be. Our vision for learning encompasses all aspects of life, the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, emotional, ethical, and cultural dimensions where education is consciously structured to develop the whole person in a caring, family-oriented community.

It is important to me, as Principal, that we inspire and maximise each student’s personal growth, set high expectations for responsible and respectful behaviour, and for all students, their families and our staff have pride in our College Community.

We invite families – from all backgrounds and beliefs – to become part of our wonderful community. You are always welcome to tour both of our Campuses, explore the history of what it means to be part of the “Beda Experience”, and see how your child can achieve their personal best at St Bede’s College.

Per vias rectas 

Deb Frizza