St Bede's College (Mentone)
|St Bede's College|
St Bede's College crest
2 Mentone Parade
|Motto||Latin: Per Vias Rectas|
(By Right Paths)
|Enrolment||1,595 (June 2020)|
|Colour(s)||Blue, Red, Yellow|
The college was founded in 1938 at Mentone Beach, by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, or De La Salle Order of Brothers, also known as The French Christian Brothers. The Brothers built the college overlooking Mentone Beach which opened in February, 1938. The Order had purchased a property which included a Victorian homestead, "the McCristal Estate", that had been used by Mentone Girls Grammar School since the early 1920s. From its inception, St Bede's was a day and boarding school. It is now a day school only. It remains an independent school in the Catholic tradition with its administration still retained by the De La Salle Brothers.
The founder of the institute, St Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, was a French nobleman of the 17th century, who in the reign of Louis XIV renounced his titles and estates, and founded free schools for the rural and urban poor, who had not previously been afforded the opportunity of an education. He was the founder of the classroom model of education and of teacher training colleges, and established schools staffed by consecrated laymen who donated their labour in return for their keep; living a life of primitive communism under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. These men became the Fratres Scholarum Christianarum (FSC), or De La Salle Brothers, as they came to be known in the English-speaking world.
The school was named after St. Bede the Venerable, a 7th-century Benedictine monk and priest, who spent his life teaching and writing at Jarrow Abbey, and who was the first English historian, famous for his publication of Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
St Bede's attracts Catholic students from Mentone and surrounding suburbs as far south-east as the Mornington Peninsula. As a boarding school its bailiwick was statewide and encompassed southern New South Wales, and internationally from South-East Asia, the South Pacific and the expat community. Its ethos is that of an essentially middle class institution, with an emphasis on athleticism, religion, and discipline. It now comprises approximately 1600 day students.
- Br. Simon Staunton (1937–1938)
- Br. Julian Lennon (1939–1947)
- Br. Colman Molloy (1948–1952 and 1959–1965)
- Br. Finian Allman (1953–1957)
- 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 (2007–2017)
- Mr. John Finn (2018 -)
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (August 2018)
Law, academia and politicsEdit
- Hon. Justice Kevin Bell (1972) – judge of Supreme Court of Victoria and President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
- Cr Ralph Bernardi – Lord Mayor of Melbourne 1979-1980
- Hon. Justice Anthony Cavanough (1972) – judge of Supreme Court of Victoria
- Graham "Smacka" Fitzgibbon – Australian jazz legend
- Professor Tim Flannery – (1973) celebrated environmentalist, scientist and 2007 Australian of the Year (1973)
- Professor Ron McCallum – Dean of Law at Sydney University, a specialist in industrial law
- Peter McTigue  (Dux 1951) DPhil(Oxon) – Dean, School of Chemistry, Melbourne University 1986-1990
- Hon.Justice Shane Marshall – (Dux of Humanities 1973) judge of the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of the ACT and Tasmania.
- Brad Rowswell – MLA for Sandringham
- Nick Staikos – politician and State Member for Bentleigh
- Hon. Marcus Stephen – weightlifter and President of Nauru
- Hon. Justice Neil Young QC – judge of the Federal Court of Australia
Creative arts and entertainmentEdit
- Chris Cester – member of the band Jet
- Nic Cester – member of the band Jet
- Liam Davison – novelist
- Greg Evans – radio & television presenter
- Carl and Mark Fennessy (1979 and 1985) – founders of Crackerjack Productions, joint CEOs of Endemol Shine Australia
- Patrick Harvey – actor
- Jimi Hocking – songwriter, singer and guitarist
- Jonathan Messer – stage/film director
- Cameron Muncey – member of the band Jet
- Eddie Perfect – actor/comedian
- John Torode – celebrity chef
- Simon Hussey – Multi ARIA awarded composer and recorded producer for Daryl Braithwaite and James Reyne
- Kieran Ault-Connell – Paralympic Games gold medalist
- Luke Beveridge – Australian rules footballer and coach of the Western Bulldogs
- Scott Boland – cricket player
- Paul Callery – Australian rules footballer
- Steve Ellery – V8 driver
- Peter Fitzgerald – athlete; a semi-finalist in the 200 metres at the 1976 Montreal Games
- Eugene Galekovic – Association football player
- Shaun Graf – cricket player
- Vince Grella – Association football player
- Toby Haenen – swimmer and Olympic bronze medallist
- Gerard Healy – Australian rules footballer; winner of the 1988 Brownlow Medal
- Greg Healy – Australian rules footballer and president of Quiksilver Inc
- Brad Hodge – cricket player
- Jon Holland – cricket player
- Nathan Holman – golfer; 2015 Australian PGA champion
- Bob Hoysted – racehorse trainer
- Bradley Hughes – golfer; 1993, 1998 Australian Masters Champion
- Tom Lamb – Australian rules footballer
- Stephen McBurney – Australian rules football umpire
- Tony Marchant – cyclist and Olympic Gold Medallist
- Ljubo Milicevic – Association football player
- Brett O'Hanlon – Australian rules footballer
- Clive Rose – cricket player
- Peter Russo – Australian rules footballer
- Dylan Shiel – Australian rules footballer
- Jack Steven – Australian rules footballer
- Grant Thomas – Australian rules footballer and former coach of St Kilda Football Club
- Tom Nicholls- AFL footballer
Priests and religiousEdit
- Most Rev. Christopher Saunders, DD, DCL, Bishop of Broome
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- "Hall of Fame". St Bede's College. St Bede's College.
- About Nick. nickstaikos.com.au. Retrieved 27 August 2015