St Bede's College Old Boys Association

The St Bede's College Old Boys Association organises events and reunions that bring together former class mates, team mates or members of the wider Bedean community. Historically the main events have been the Annual Dinner, Annual Mass, Golf tournament, 40 year 1st XV reunion and 50 year reunion.

The Old Boys Association also undertakes a number of initiatives outside the social events. These undertakings reflect the guiding philosophies of the College and are very much 'good works,' generously supported by the Old Boys over past and present decades. These include:

  • The Mission Fund established in 1963, supports Old Boys who are Priests and missionaries. Contributions to this fund have generally been in the form of voluntary donations from Old Boys who have been most generous to this cause.
  • The War Memorial and 75th Jubilee Endowment Trust to support boys at the College.
  • The Year 13 presentation of Old Boys ties has become a tradition on the last day of formal schooling for leavers. Old Boys donate a tie and it is presented to a Year 13 student.

Recent Focus

After a timid year due to COVID 19 we are ready to drive some new events and initiatives going forward and would love to have some new members on our committee to assist with this. If this is of interest to you, and you are able to commit to a monthly meeting, please contact Steve Kennedy. Alternatively, if you want to be involved but can’t commit to the Committee we are also looking for year group champions. To find out more contact Warren Falconer.

Bedean Community Appeal. Throughout the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware that many people within our community have been affected financially through job losses or salary and revenue reductions. Our College Community has set up an appeal to support those who may now be struggling to ensure that all our students are able to continue to access a St Bede’s College Catholic education. We invite you to support our Any donations will be gratefully accepted for the sole purpose of supporting our families who have been affected financially by COVID-19. Your donations will be receipted and eligible for a tax refund.
To find out more about the Bedean Community Appeal click here

Old Boys Association Executive

The work of SBCOBA has been carried on by successive voluntary executives. Thanks are due to these men who have willingly given of their time and skill to the Association and the College.

 Acting Presidents  Ben Thomlinson (2009 - 2013) & Reilly Price (2003 - 2007)  President  Steve Kennedy (1981 -1985)
 Community Office  Clare Wilkinson, Community Liaison Development Director  Kathryn Eagle, Community Coordinator and Events  Jacqui Anderson, Communication and Database Administrator
 Committee  Anthony Corcoran (1981-1985), Michael Fraher (1984-1988), Stephen Kinder (1985-1989), Maurice McDermott (1982-1985), Ian McPherson (1980-1985)

 

Members of the Association who would like a copy of the constitution are welcome to contact the Association either by telephone or email. Contact: Steve Kennedy on 021 223 2850 or s.kennedy@eqconsultants.co.nz