Our
Community

Connection and Community.

We are proud of the strong culture and valuable connections we make and maintain throughout and beyond the school years and work to support these Bedean networks. 

Our sense of community extends beyond current students to include all past and present students, staff, and their families.  The role of our staff in the Community Office is to manage and grow our engagement with our wider community through communications and events that aim to bring Bedeans together and keep them connected. The community of St Bede’s College is further supported by four community bodies, each of which are stand-alone trusts and play a significant role. 

St Bede’s College Old Boys Association –
Men of Fellowship

Our alumni have gone on to become leaders, innovators, and changemakers in a variety of fields, making meaningful contributions to communities around the world.

Our global network offers our old boys’ a unique opportunity to stay connected with the college, expand their local and global networks, and contribute to our future through gifts of time, talent, or treasure.
The college has always enjoyed strong support from its old boys. In recent years parents have prepaid a lifetime membership for their sons via the voluntary contribution. In turn, the association funds scholarships, the new parents evening and subsidises the Year 13 Leavers’ Breakfast. All boys leaving the college receive an old boy’s tie which is sponsored by fellow Bedeans.

To subscribe to the old boys newsletter, update your contact details, or find out about upcoming events please contact the Community Office via oldboys@stbedes.school.nz

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St Bede’s College Foundation

This body was formed in 1986 and, over the intervening years, has donated over $3 million to the college.

Originally its funds came from membership subscriptions, but more recently, donations, bequests, scholarship endowments and investments have provided its main source of income.

North West Christchurch Community Sporting Trust

The NWCCST was established in 2009 and was responsible for funding and managing the Marist Park hockey turf.

In addition to this project, it has also supported the construction of car parks at the rear of the college, changing rooms, a new grandstand at Marist Park, and new cricket nets.
The NWCCST continues to work with the college to provide improved sports facilities.

Parent Teacher Association

The PTA was established in 1949 and, over the years, has worked to support the college.

In recent times the PTA has organised the quiz night and a range of other activities that encourage parental involvement and raise funds. It provides year-round support for college events such as the new parents’ evenings and the parent/teacher nights. All parents are welcome to join the committee.