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.

Earlier this term we had our Love of Learning (LOL) Day! In pastoral care classes, students were assigned to work on a group project. This project was based on a global pandemic but where kindness and respect is being spread rather than diseases. Students were innovative in their approach by creating games that incorporated this concept and explains how a pandemic works. Congratulations to Grants class on winning LOL Day. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's not an experiment if you don't repeat it to ensure validity! We were able to repeat the same experiment for students who missed out last week and it was fire 🔥 #Literally Students enjoyed learning about combustion reactions, natural gas, specific heat of water and many other topics. #activelearning #science ... See MoreSee Less

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Positive Paws program is back this term! Today, our students trained some new puppies, showing them the ropes and teaching them the basics. We also explored the various 'dog jobs' and which breeds are best suited for certain tasks. Job well done! #positivepaws #puppythursdays #LearningSomethingNewToday ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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