How You Can Help

The Parents and Friends association is looking for people willing to help with social events e.g. welcome evenings, winter festival, grandparent’s day and support staff when required.

If this sounds like something that you would like to do and be a part of the St.Bede’s Parents & Friends Association you can help by volunteering as little as 2 hours of your time by helping at a function.

It is up to you what activity you want to volunteer for. It is also another way of meeting other parents. It is not necessary to attend the monthly P & F meetings.

For any queries, please contact: The P&F President, Josie Hall or the P&F Secretary, Mariangela Adorno by emailing and/or visiting the P&F Webpage.

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.

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.

How Else Can You Help?

Ritchie’s Supermarkets

If you shop at Ritchie’s you are able to nominate our school as a recipient of rewards. Over the years we have received regular donations as a result of families’ nominations and the generosity of Ritchie’s. Ritchie’s stores can be found at Aspendale Gardens, East Bentleigh, Seaford & Frankston. Community Benefit cards can be collected from the office or just ask at your local store. If you don’t live near or shop at Ritchie’s but would still like to contribute in a small way please feel free to pass on this information or your card to your family and friends.

Rebel Sport

Every time you shop at Rebel Sport you just have to mention St Bede’s and you will receive a discount of 5% of your purchase and a % of your purchase goes back to the school in the way of sporting equipment. Again, if you don’t live near or shop at Rebel Sport but would still like to contribute in a small way please feel free to pass on this information to your family and friends and they can benefit from the 5% off as well as help the school.

Athletes Foot

By shopping at Athletes Foot and mentioning St Bede’s, Athlete’s Foot will donate back to the school $5.00 for every shoe purchased in the form of sporting equipment. Not only do they have sports shoes they now carry a range of leather school shoes. Stores involved in this are Southland, Chadstone, The Glen, Forest Hill, Eastland and Knox City. Don’t forget to pass this onto your family and friends.