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St Bede's College (Mentone)

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Type  Independent
Chairman  Justin Dunckett
Chaplain  Fr Peter
Total enrollment  1,330 (2010)
Founded  1938
Established  1938
Principal  Br. Garry Coyte
Phone  +61 3 9582 5999
Motto  Per Vias Rectas (Latin)
Gender  Single-sex education
Denomination  Roman Catholic (Lasallian)
Address  2 Mentone Parade, Mentone VIC 3194, Australia
Similar  Mentone Grammar School, Kilbreda College, Mazenod College, Mentone Girls' Grammar, St James College

St Bede's College is a Roman Catholic secondary school for boys, in Mentone, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

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Beginnings and success

Founded in 1938, St Bede's College is administered by the De La Salle Brothers and named after St. Bede the Venerable, a Benedictine monk and priest who spent his life teaching and writing in the monasteries. The college also conducted a boarding school from its inception.

St Bede’s drew mainly Catholic students from Mentone and surrounding suburbs and its atmosphere was that of a ‘middle of the road’ institution, not one with solely upper middle class aspirations. Nevertheless, it drew on the desire for secondary education among those who could afford it and could see the post-Depression world as one where this would be highly valued.

Many of the College graduates have entered various professions; alumni include Professor Ron McCallum of Sydney University, a specialist in industrial law, and Shane Marshall, a judge in the Industrial Court.

In the sporting world St Bede’s has produced several Olympians, perhaps the most notable being Peter Fitzgerald, a semi-finalist in the 200 meters at the 1976 Montreal Games. There have also been Gerard Healy, winner of the 1988 Brownlow Medal, and Shaun Graf, who represented Australia at one-day cricket in the 1980s. Thousands of other graduates have made a contribution to our society.

In 2016, the college's F1 in Schools team, Infinitude, set the World Record at the World Finals in Austin, Texas, in collaboration with Brighton Secondary School, Adelaide.

Principals

  • Br. Simon Staunton (1937–1938)
  • Br. Julian Lennon (1939–1947)
  • Br. Colman Molloy (1948–1952 and 1959–1965)
  • Br. Finian Allman (1953–1958)
  • Br. Stanislaus Carmody (1966–1967)
  • Br. Peter McIntosh (1968–1973)
  • Br. William Firman (1974–1987)
  • Br. Kevin Moloney (1988)
  • Br. Quentin O’Halloran (1989–1998)
  • Br. Ken Ormerod (1999–2006)
  • Br. Garry Coyte (2007–present)
  • Alumni

  • Members of the band Jet
  • Members of the band British India
  • Liam Davison - novelist
  • Marcus Stephen - weightlifter and president of Nauru
  • Brad Hodge and Shaun Graf - cricketers
  • Vince Grella, Ljubo Milicevic and Eugene Galekovic - footballers
  • Luke Beveridge, Gerard Healy, Greg Healy, Grant Thomas, Peter Russo, Brett O'Hanlon, Tim Sumner, Dylan Shiel, Jack Steven, Tom Lamb - AFL footballers
  • Bradley Hughes (1993, 1998 Australian Masters Champion), Nathan Holman (2015 Australian PGA champion) - golfers
  • Greg Evans - radio & television presenter
  • Eddie Perfect - actor/comedian
  • Patrick Harvey - actor
  • Jonathan Messer - stage/film director
  • Tim Flannery - environmentalist (2007 Australian of the Year)
  • Jimi Hocking - songwriter, singer and guitarist
  • Steve Staikos - politician; Mayor of the City of Kingston
  • Nick Staikos - politician; State Member for Bentleigh
  • John Torode - celebrity chef
  • Steve Ellery - V8 driver
  • Bob Hoysted - racehorse trainer
  • School productions

  • 2016 - West Side Story
  • 2015 - Away
  • 2014 - Guys and Dolls
  • 2013 - Romeo and Juliet: Love is Murder!
  • 2012 - Oliver! (Musical) †‡
  • 2011 - A Midsummer's Nights Dream †‡
  • 2010 - Return to the Forbidden Planet
  • 2009 - The Wiz ‡
  • 2009 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (play) † ‡
  • 2009 - 42nd Street (musical) †
  • 2008 - Anything Goes † ‡
  • 2008 - Soul Circle ‡
  • 2007 - Fame (musical) ‡
  • 2007 - Beauty and the Beast (musical) †
  • 2007 - The Taming of the Shrew † ‡
  • 2006 - Grease (musical) † ‡
  • 2005 - Romeo and Juliet † ‡
  • 2004 - Les Misérables (musical) † ‡
  • 2003 - Midsummer Nights Dream †
  • 2002 - The Wizard of Oz †
  • 2001 - Treasure Island †
  • 2000 - Smithy †
  • 1999 - Bats (musical) †
  • 1998 - Man Of Steel †
  • 1997 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat †
  • 1996 - A Pair of Shorts †
  • 1995 - Rehearsal for Murder †
  • 1994 - Dazzle †
  • 1993 - Breaker Morant
  • 1987 - HMS Pinafore
  • 1980 - Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1979 - The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
  • 1978 - The Les Darcy Show
  • 1977 - Oh, What a Lovely War!
  • 1976 - Burke's Company
  • 1970 - Hamlet - directed by Jim Murphy
  • † Students performing in Kilbreda College production
    ‡ Students performing in Mentone Girls Grammar production

    References

    St Bede's College (Mentone) Wikipedia


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