School Board/Parents & Friends

ROLE OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

The role of the Board is to act as an advisory as the voice of the parent community to help influence the following areas:

  • Supporting the development of the Catholic Identity, ethos and mission of the school
  • Supporting pastoral care strategies in the school community
  • Promoting the school in the local community
  • Developing, approving and monitoring the annual budget
  • Developing capital and maintenance programs
  • Developing local strategic plans (finances, buildings, resources)
  • Facilitate local school community debate in response to System leadership by the CEC and the CEO
  • Approving school uniform items decided at school level
  • Ensuring that the parish and school community receives the Annual School Board Report
  • Consulting with the P&F Association on expenditure of levies or funds

CHAIR REPORT

Through our strength as a tight knit school community, St Bede's is planning for a bright future. While the school is facing funding challenges as a result of changes to the way government provides school funding, the St Bede’s community has banded together to secure the future of this great local school. Alongside the executive team of Mrs Julie Douglas as Principal and Mrs Breen Fox as Assistant Principal, the Board is working proactively with Catholic Education Canberra and Goulburn on a number of strategies aimed at increasing and retaining enrolments. As part of this, St Bede’s is offering daily parent-led tours during Open Week (3-7 May) and parent-led tours are available at 9am every Friday throughout 2021. Capital improvements, new extra-curricular activities and curriculum enhancements are also under consideration.

St Bede's is a great school with an exciting future. As the only primary school in the St Christopher’s Cathedral parish, we are well placed to continue to provide students with the highest quality coeducational schooling in Canberra’s inner south. The Board thanks the school community and the broader inner-south community for the support they have shown St Bede’s.

- Aaron Torline, Chair

Members of the 2021 School Board:

Chair Aaron Torline
Treasurer Rhys Kyburz
P&F Representative Kathrin Mandic
Parent Member Megan Edwards
Parent Member Zoe Ferrari
Parent Member  Jonathon Campton
Principal Julie Douglas
Assistant Principal Breen Fox
Staff Representatives Nikki Dwyer, Judy Elliott & Ben Macintyre

ROLE OF THE P&F

The role of the St Bede’s P&F is to provide a forum through which parents, staff and the broader school community can come together and pursue initiatives that improve the schooling experience and wellbeing for the children and families of St Bede’s. These initiatives include:

  • Organising and conducting social activities that encourage a sense of community among the families of St Bede’s
  • Supporting spiritual and pastoral needs of the school community
  • Organising and conducting social and fundraising activities
  • Providing learning support materials to assist teaching staff in the delivery of the school curriculum
  • Providing material support to school sporting teams and other approved recreational pursuits
  • Providing facilities, equipment and amenities to improve the learning opportunities, recreation and welfare for the students at the school
  • Providing a forum for parent and community input into school activities
  • Providing a parent-run school canteen and school uniform shop
  • Fostering cooperation between parents, teachers, students and members of the general community
  • Assisting the Principal and cooperating with teaching staff at activities associated with the school held outside the school environs
  • Providing recommendations to the School Principal and School Board on any matters that affect the School.

Executive Members of the 2021 Parents & Friends Association:

President Danielle Hitchcock
Vice President Bridget Kirby
Secretary Monica Kyburz
Treasurer Ben Davies
Principal (ex officio) Julie Douglas
Assistant Principal (ex officio) Breen Fox
Parish Priest (ex officio) Father Trenton Van Reesch
Subcommittees
Netball Coordinator Jenny Tiffen
Boutique Clothing Pool Jennifer Maher
Tuck Shop Coordinator/s Katrina Spadifora and Sarah Crewdson
Fundraising Event Coordinator/s By Organising Committee
Class Contact Coordinator Fiona Torline
Class Contacts
Class Parent Contacts
Kinder
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5/6 Blue
Year 5/6 Gold

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