Posts Tagged ‘St Bede’s’

A new chapel for St Bede’s College

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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A new chapel at St Bede’s College in Christchurch was consecrated and opened last Thursday. Bishop Paul Martin presided at the ceremony and preached. Those attending included emeritus bishop Basil Meeking, David Kennerley, the New Zealand leader of the Society of Mary, former Rector of St Bede’s, Des Darby, twenty-five priests, many of whom were Read more

Lachlan Bartlett – Recent St Bede’s old boy wins scholarship

Friday, September 9th, 2016

A college and community leader from Harewood in Christchurch has been awarded the prestigious runner-up prize of this year’s Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship for Australia and New Zealand. Nineteen-year-old Lachlan Bartlett will benefit from the financial assistance from Cochlear to help fund his double degree of law and criminal justice at the University of Canterbury. Read more

Rowing in the Maadi Cup could get expensive

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Keeping your place in the Maadi Cup rowing team could prove expensive for all parties. An injunction costs approximately $15,000 to $20,000, according to Hasting Lawyer Jol Bates. Bates represented the Battison family in the Bay last year when St John’s College pupil, Lucan Battison, was suspended for refusing the school’s request to cut his Read more

St Bede’s parents’ High Court action ‘stinks of self-entitlement’

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Schoolboys will be schoolboys, but parents can be their own worst enemies. Bravo to St Bede’s College Rector, Justin Boyle, for standing firm on the school’s code of conduct. Breaching airport  security, by illegally taking a ride on a luggage carousel into the secure area is no trifling matter. The two roguish rowers who did Read more

Eight St Bede’s students let down college at Maadi Cup

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A group of around eight St Bede’s College, Christchurch pupils doused tennis balls in petrol before lighting them and throwing them in Twizel during the Maadi Cup rowing regatta. They also poured out the letters “SBC” in petrol on the road and lit it. St Bede’s College Rector, Mr Justin Boyle said those involved were Read more

St Bede’s College well represented in Parliament

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Gerry Brownlee and Clayton Cosgrove may, on the surface, have little in common but if you look back a couple of decades, they share a strong bond. So too do Peter Dunne and Damien O’Connor. Even David Carter can put a similar claim to fame on his curriculum vitae. All five sitting Members of Parliament Read more

Fewer Marlborough boys enroling at boarding schools

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Only a handful of Marlborough pupils attend secondary boarding schools outside the district, Ministry of Education figures show. The number of Marlborough boys attending St Bede’s College in Christchurch peaked in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when boys slept 60 to a room, but parents now demanded privacy says Rector Justin Boyle. Boyle says Read more

St Bede’s College stands down four cyber-bullies

Friday, May 24th, 2013

“God willing they’re going to learn from it,” is the reaction of St Bede’s College, rector, Justin Boyle to four year 10 boys who have been stood down for cyber-bullying. Boyle said cyber-bullying is even more insidious because the younger generation is on the whole far more adept in their use of technology than parents Read more

St Bede’s tops NZ “Ivy League” list

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

St Bede’s College, a Catholic boys school in Christchurch New Zealand, has been placed at the top of an unofficial New Zealand “Ivy League” list. The list is drawn up as a result of a survey carried out by a New Zealand Sunday newspaper. The Sunday Star-Times bases its list on the schools attended by Read more

St Bedes pupils ‘not on Human Rights register’

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A report was published by a number of news outlets last Thursday, including CathNews, about disciplinary action taken against a group of pupils at St Bede’s College in Christchurch who had posted racist abuse on online rugby forums.

The report said that among the actions the boys’ names were now “registered with the Human Rights Commission”.

The Commission was approached by a person to express his concern at the racial abuse. The Commission has responded to that person and worked with the school to resolve the issue. However the boys’ names are not “registered” with the Human Rights Commission. The Commission does not hold registers of people’s names.

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