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 boys at St Bede’s College

 

Regular Meetings:

TOPIC DETAILS
DATE Usually on the second Wednesday of each month
(All welcome and some of the  2019 meeting & function dates are listed below and some are COMING SOON.)
TIME 7:30pm – 8:30pm
VENUE Usually in the front Foyer of the Hall, but owing to renovations, the venue is TBA in 2019.

PLEASE NOTE:  Many of the events below are also posted on News on the homepage.

 

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Are You Interested in Joining a Book Club:

 

The first Book Club Meeting has had its date changed to:

Tuesday 20 November

From 7pm to 8pm in the Library

 

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Continental Breakfast:

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  This breakfast is not intended for the students..

TOPIC DETAILS
DATE:

Tuesday 27 November

TIME: 7:30am to 8:30am
FOR: The current Year 10 + 11 parents whose sons are about to start the 2019 Flying Start Program, who will be in Years 11 + 12 in 2019.  This is a great opportunity to welcome the new St James’ parents.
BOOKING & RSVP:

No cost, but please book for a maximum of 2 on the following  link:

Book now buton

RSVP:  23 November

VENUE: The Sports Centre Function Room.
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Parents Walking Club:

 

The Parents & Friends will hold its LAST walk for 2018 on:

Tuesday 11 December

Starting at 9am from Gate 1 in Dixon Street

 

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.

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The 2018 Annual General Meeting:

The 2018 AGM *Date has Changed* to  28 November and will  start at 7:30pm
nd will be held in the Sports Centre Function Room.  Supper will be served afterwards.

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The 2018 Thank You to the P&F Members’ Dinner:

  • Wednesday 5 December
  • From 7:30pm to 9pm
  • Vincent’s Cafe Restaurant at 468 Beach Road in Beaumaris

RSVP:  Please confirm your place by replying to Jacinta Jones
and in the subject line of the email, please type:  “Accepting Members Dinner”

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2019 Meetings & Functions:

 

TERM 1:

DATE

INFORMATION

31 January Tea and Tissues for 2019 New Parents to the College.
8:30am – 9:30am
VENUE:  Function Room
13 February Regular Meeting
7:30pm
VENUE TBA.

TERM 2:

  • Other Dates for 2019 are *COMING SOON*

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Aim:

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
parentsandfriends@stbedes.catholic.edu.au

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

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