Parents and Friends

The P&F (Parents and Friends Association) is …

a group of parents and friends
whose role is to provide support and assistance to the Principal and staff of the College
to enhance the quality of Educational facilities for all students at St Bede’s College


Regular Meetings:

DATE Regular meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month.
(All welcome and some of the  2019 meeting & function dates are listed below.TERM 2:

  • 5 June


  • 17 July
  • 7 August
  • 4 September


  • 16 October
  • 13 November – AGM starting at 7pm)
  • 4 December – Dinner @  Vincents (starting at 7:30pm)
TIME 7:30pm – 8:30pm
VENUE Usually in the front Foyer of the Hall

Gatherings for Parents & Friends of the College:

  1. Book Club
  2. Walking Club
  3. Movie Club

NOTE:  You are welcome to attend any or all of the events



The next Book Club Gathering for 2019 has been *POSTPONED* to:

DATE:         Tuesday 23 July 2019
                       Allowing you to read this insightful book
                      over the winter school holiday break.

TIME:         From 7pm to 8pm+

VENUE:     The Library (Once you enter the Library, the room where they meet is on the left with the lounges.)

BOOK:        “Teen Brain” by David Gillespie


The Parents & Friends Association invites all parents, carers and friends of the College to feel welcome to attend any or all of the Book Club gatherings.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the Parents & Friends Assocation by emaiiling them on


The book for the gathering on 18 June is a recently published non-fiction titled “Teen Brain” by David Gillespie.

From the Publisher, PanMacmillan Australia:

From Australia’s most trusted non-fiction researcher and author comes the book that every parent needs to read.

With their labile and rapidly developing brains, adolescents are particularly susceptible to addiction, and addiction leads to anxiety and depression. What few parents will know is that what we think of as the most typical addictions and problematic teen behaviours – smoking, drinking, drug-taking, sex leading to teenage pregnancy – are on the decline.

The bad news is that a whole raft of addictions has taken their place. Whereas once the dopamine-hungry brain of a teenager got its fix from smoking a joint or sculling a Bundy and coke, it is now turning to electronic devices for the pleasure jolt that typically comes from playing online games (if you’re a boy) and engaging with social media (if you’re a girl).

However, all is not lost. In Teen Brain, David sets out clear, reasonable and effective rules to help you confidently manage your kids’ use of screens at this critical point in their lives.



For the last 10 years, former lawyer and bestselling author David Gillespie has devoted himself to exposing forces in today’s society that work against our interests as consumers and citizens. Beginning with the Sweet Poison books he followed those up with Big Fat Lies and Toxic Oil. He then focused on education in Free Schools, before returning to the topic of nutrition in Eat Real Food and then the everyday psychopath in Taming Toxic People. Now David turns his attention to another endemic societal threat – the addictive impact of technology on our children.



  1. Tuesdays with Morrie – By Mitch AlbomNON-FICTION
  2. After – By Sue LawsonFICTION
  3. Five Parts Dead – By Tim PeglerFICTION
  4. Teen Brain – By David Gillespie – NON-FICTION




Meet at 9am at Gate 1 in Dixon Street, which is off Beach Road.

You are welcome to bring along prams, younger siblings and a dog on a lead.

You are advised to bring along money for coffee, as there is a 30 minute stop at the “Chain of Fools Cafe” in Beach Road Mentone.


Walking Dates for 2019 are:

Term Date Day
1 April 4 Thursday
2 May 21 Tuesday
3 September 13 Friday
4 Novembe 28 Thursday




The second  Movie Club Gathering for 2019 will be

“Hustle” on Friday 31 May 2019 @ 6:00pm *CONFIRMED TIME* – Meet at 5:40pm to purchase tickets

Welcome to the St Bede’s College …

Parents and Friends Movie Club


General Movie Club Information:

Village Cinemas Southland confirms their session times each Thursday.  Owing to this, movie sessions times will be confirmed on *NEWS*, on the Thursday before the P&F Movie Club is intending to see the movie.  TIP To easily check the confirmed P&F Movie Club from your mobile phone, it is recommended that you download the St Bede’s College App on the homepage and check News.


Please note that the Movie Club intends to hold a movie night no more than twice per term.  Unlike the P&F Book Club, the dates and times cannot be confirmed in advance because it depends when the P&F believe they have a worthwhile movie to see.


If you are keen to see the next movie, to join the Movie Club communication, you need to send an email with your name and mobile phone number to:  *COMING SOON*  Once this is done,you will receive confirmation  and you will be included in all P&F Movie Club communication.


The P&F aims to keep the movie screening time as close as possible to the regular set time for all College events, which is 7pm, but very late screening times that start well after 8pm will not be chosen.  Please note that the P&F will also try to vary future movie days and screening times to try and accommodate a variety of different needs.


Most movies will be at Village Southland.  However, Brighton Bay or Brighton Palace may also be designated.



  1. “Hotel Mumbai” on FRI 22 MARCH 2019
  2. “Hustle” on FRI 31 MAY 2019




Name of Movie – “Hustle”

Friday 31 May 2019


Currently @ 6:50pm – TO BE CONFIRMED but as close to 7pm as possible

(to purchase tickets together)

6:30pm – The big gold circle on the floor that is out of the front of Gold Class

*NOTE:  Please wear a royal blue ribbon on the night – Ribbon available from the front desk


Village Southland


$15 – $22 (see info on discount tickets above)


movie club trailer



Will be selected after the movie and will depend on what is still open and how many attend.



“Cinema Europa” movies are in “V Premium” Cinemas that incur a surcharge of $3 on top of the standard ticket price, but offer tables, comfortable seating, fully licensed drinks and catering.  You can purchase a meal or snack to have during the movie, as you can see from the menu below:





  1. “VPremium” Cinema has a $3 surcharge on top of your voucher or standard ticket price.


“Vpremium is a fresh take on cinema offering a dine-in, chill-out vibe for just a few dollars more. It’s the place to catch up with mates.  It’s relaxed but high quality. Vpremium steps it up from a traditional movie experience and becomes a place to hang out rather than just see a movie. It’s a little more impressive and makes any movie an occasion while still keeping it casual.


Fully licensed, the Vpremium experience features:

          • Cocktail, beer, wine & spirits menu
          • Intimate theatre
          • Extensive tasty hot food menu
          • Large and tall coupled seats with table
          • Aisle access for every set of seats
          • Vpremium app for in cinema ordering of food before the feature film”


To Join Village Cinemas:

Village Ticket Prices:  To check Village Cinemas Movie Ticket Prices click on the Price List below, which was received by Village Cinemas on 19 March 2019:





Cinema Vouchers are also available from Village Cinemas, RACV (@ Southland which closes at 5pm), Telstra, Optus and The MAD Day Fundraiser.  NOTE:  If you use vouchers, you need to add $3 extra for the VPrem price

For all P&F Mofie Nights, tickets will be purchased 15 minutes before the movie is due to start.  To obtain your ticket with the rest of the group, please ensure that you meet at the *Meeting Place COMING SOON*  by no later than 15 minutes before the movie start time.
If you are running late and can’t arrive 15 minutes early, but believe you will make the movie  start time, you need to contact someone in the P&F  to purchase your ticket for you, but the purchase cost must be reimbursed.  NOTE:  If you arrive after the movie start time, your ticket will be left with the Cinema Europa Lounge Staff (at your own risk)  in an envelope with your name on it.



The 2018 Annual General Meeting:

The 2019 AGM




Other 2019 Functions:

  • Father’s Day Stall Dates = 20, 21 + 22 August
  • Father’s Day Breakfast = 22 August from 7:30am to 8:30am
  • Year 12 Breakfast (Maximum 3 attend) = 11 September from 7:30am to 8:30am


The aim of the Association is to create opportunities for families to familiarize themselves with the running of St. Bede’s, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, while getting to know other parents and staff. They do this by holding social functions throughout the year.


Further aims of St Bede’s College Parents and Friends Association include:

  • The fostering of friendships and development of a support network within the St Bede’s community
  • To acts as a conduit between the parents and the School.
  • To co-ordinate social occasions where parents, friends and staff of the School can join together to foster friendships
  • To support the School and its aims
  • To benefit our child’s education by assisting in the allocation of the funds for the future growth and development of the school by ensuring that the School continues to be a quality learning environment in which both the students and staff thrive.

Why Join?

  • to make new friends
  • to learn what’s happening in the college.
  • to enjoy social functions.
  • to share ideas and talents.
  • to become involved in the college Community.

What About Fundraising?

In 2000, for numerous reasons, we introduced a small levy in lieu of major fundraising. All families are now asked to make this minimal contribution once per year.

What Happens to the Levy Funds?

In previous years all departments of the College were invited to apply in writing to the Pn&F for additional aids and equipment, which were unable to be met by normal college funding. However in 2007 after discussion with the Principal, the Parents and Friends Association have decided to fund several larger projects which will continue to benefit the widest cross section of students possible. (In 2009 Parents and Friends gave $35,000 to St Bede’s to help refurbish the Lecture Theatre and purchase outdoor seating).

Our aim is in endeavouring to enhance the college equipment so that all students benefit in some way
during their time at St. Bede’s College.


Some of the things that we do include:

  • We assist staff by hosting and catering for the parent welcome evenings
  • Social Evenings – at intervals
  • Serve Devonshire Teas on Grandparents Day
  • Assist at the College Art Show.
  • Sponsor the Annual Acquisitive Art & Technology Awards.
  • Attend annual retreats at “Cypress Lodge” in Phillip Island.
  • Make new friends and enjoy ourselves whilst contributing to the college community.
  • Stalls for both Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day.
  • The Flying Start Program End of Year Breakfast for the parents of students who will be in Years 11 + 12 in the following year
    – a great opportunity to welcome the new St James’ parents to the College.

So if you are enthusiastic and like to be involved in your child’s community please email the P&F at

Thank you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ring us.