The wellbeing of our students at St Bede’s College is paramount. Each student is entitled to the opportunity to participate, learn and achieve their best. To help develop each of them as confident and resilient individuals during their time with us, we offer a diversity of care and support via our network of Teachers, our qualified team of Counsellors and our Pastoral care.
Care and Wellbeing
All St Bede’s College students have access to our fully-qualified Counsellors and Psychologists, who are based at our College Wellbeing Centre and are available to provide both short and long term support. Students may self-report at any time, or be referred by their parents/guardians or House Coordinators.
In addition to Homeroom teachers, Tutors, Coordinators and Counsellors, students may also take concerns to staff outside of their direct pastoral group. Each Campus has allocated Coordinators for Student Management and Wellbeing. At the Mentone Campus, a Coordinator is allocated to our Middle Years Hub, and one to our Senior Years Hub. At Bentleigh East Campus, a Middle Years Coordinator works with all three of our Year Level Coordinators to support our Year 7-9 students.
All members of the College Community are bound by a common approach to pastoral care as detailed in the St Bede’s College Pastoral Care Policy.
Pastoral care at St Bede’s College is about nurturing growth. It is about removing any barriers to this
growth and providing the environment and structures to assist the full development of the person. As
such, pastoral care at St Bede’s College has the individual as its focus. It reflects the support,
encouragement and care of a community living gospel values. As a catholic College in the Lasallian
tradition, St Bede’s College encourages through its sacramental, liturgical and daily life, the practice of
the presences of God, the use of scriptures and reflection on everyday life in the light of those
As a College community, we emphasise the value of certain behaviour and actions – self discipline, self
control, self respect, respect for others’ rights, opinions and ideas, respect for others’ talents, respect for
others’ characters and backgrounds, honesty, fairness, co-operation, teamwork, dignity in the way we
treat each other and the building of esteem in one another.
Middle and Senior Years Hubs – Bentleigh East and Mentone
Bentleigh East is home to St Bede’s College dedicated Middle Years Hub (Years 7-9), with our Mentone Campus housing both a Middle and Senior Years Hub (Years 7-9, and Years 10-12).
Each student in Years 7-9 at Bentleigh East and Years 7-9 at Mentone has a Homeroom Teacher and Year Level Coordinator who work together to monitor the overall progress and development of students in their group.
While individual subject teachers are responsible for students in their classes and the child’s academic progress in that particular subject, the structure of Years 7-9 is designed so that the Homeroom Teacher will usually teach the students in their homeroom in at least one of their subjects, attend camps and assist with sport and co-curricular activities.
Senior Years Hub (Years 10 – 12) House System
Students in Years 10-12 are divided into four Houses operating under the care of four House Coordinators. The House system focuses on a vertical structure.
There are ten Tutor Groups in each House, with a Tutor assigned to a group of students made up of these three year levels. The Tutor System is designed to provide students with access to the support of the Tutor and also with the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other students within the group.
House Coordinator’s work in conjunction with their team of Tutors to ensure the students’ needs are met and progress monitored.