COVID-19 Information

Here you will find information and guidance about the College’s response to the current outbreak of the Coronavirus  (COVID-19).

This is a rapidly changing situation, so please visit this page for regular updates.

If you suspect you may have the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the Victorian Government dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

St Bede’s College continues to monitor closely the latest information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Below is the latest communications from our Principal, Mr John Finn

Letter from the Principal – Monday 20 September 2021

Our essential message to you and your son is to stay in touch with the College.  We are here for your son and your family.  If you have any questions please call our reception 9582 5999 or send an email as you would under normal operations for the College.

St Bede’s families have always presented as spiritual, optimistic and life-giving people.  Remind your son strongly, and often, that this phase of his life will pass and we will all have the opportunity to engage in a very meaningful life in the future.  Should you feel that your son is needing additional support beyond the regular class work, then please feel free to contact our Pastoral Team, which may include our College Counsellors, depending on the circumstances.

Term 4 2021 – Return to Onsite Learning

Tuesday 5 October GAT: All Students undertaking VCE Unit 3/4 study are onsite for this assessment.
Wednesday 6 October : All Year 12 students (VCE and VCAL) return onsite. All Year 11 Unit 3/4 students return onsite for their class
Tuesday 26 October*: Intended staggered return of year levels (order and days to be confirmed by Minister for Education later this week)
Wednesday 27 October: VCE Examinations commence.
* To be confirmed – assuming Victorian Government Vaccination levels are achieved by the State.

We are confident that our students, families and staff will be well supported over this lockdown period. Any student on the Mentone or Bentleigh East Campus who is the son of an essential worker, and cannot work from home, is able to be supervised onsite. Please contact Mr Mark Jones, Deputy Principal, Students ( to advise of this need.

All COVID restrictions that applied just prior to lockdown will continue to apply, with the exception that all students must have their own mask and wear it whilst indoors, outdoors (where social distancing is not possible) and on public transport. Social distancing remains in place.

Key Contacts

The College’s phone number is 9582 5999. However, during this period email is the most reliable mode of communication.

Any learning-related matters, please contact teachers directly.

Department Email contact details
Business Manager
College Finance Department
College Faith Team
School Counsellors *
College Students
IT Helpdesk
College Teaching and Learning

*Further information on the Counselling support services available through the College can be found HERE

The Facts

Department Direct Link
Government Advice Department of Health
Travel Advice Smartraveller
Mental Health and Wellbeing Beyond Blue


Kids Helpline

St Bede’s College Counsellors