BUILDING TRUSTING

RELATIONSHIPS

WITH SMALL CLASSES SIZES WHICH

RECONNECT STUDENTS TO

LEARNING

How can I help?

Empowering our kids

To believe

In themselves

In the Marist tradition

How can I help?

Developing Skills

Learning

& Supporting

each other for the journey

How can I help?

Giving students who struggle in mainstream schools the skills to realise their potential

The John Berne School’s priority is to prepare students for a return to mainstream education, for entering trade training or other employment options, and the staff pride themselves in achieving this. The students can present with challenging social, emotional and academic needs which require individualised programs aimed at developing or building on their skills which are behind same-aged peers. Nurturing these students requires staff who exercise enormous patience, unbounded love, provision of intensive support and gentle guidance. These qualities are critical in order to empower students to make the changes needed for success in education and wider society.

Our purpose

The school provides a secure, safe, enriching, and challenging educational environment which gives students in difficulty a second chance and engaging with their families and wider social networks.

Nurturing these students requires staff who exercise enormous patience, unbounded love, provision of intensive support and gentle guidance.

Students are received from across the greater Sydney region, offering them another chance. The low student-to-teacher ratio enables learning processes to be designed to address the individual needs of each student.

Last Friday, we celebrated our students achievements and successes as they graduated from Berne. We look forward to what the future holds for them as they move on to bigger and better things. Congratulations Class of 2022! #morephotostocome📸 #watchthisspace ... See MoreSee Less
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This week Stage 5 are engaged in our work experience program, jobReady. The program is designed to be practical and extremely hands on to give our students a taste of employment beyond Berne. Congratulations to Year 10 for finishing their work experience and to Year 9 who are currently doing theirs. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our sincere thanks to Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club DOOLEYS Clubs for their generous grant in support of our Outdoor Education Program towards a wide range of activities for our students including day outings and longer camps. We are very grateful for Dooley’s long-term and loyal support of The John Berne School. ... See MoreSee Less
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