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.

Latest News

The 2019 Year 10 Graduation Mass, Prizegiving and Supper was held recently. Our 12 Graduates are Oskar, Jamilah, Daniel, Kylan, Noah, Matthew, Molly, Rebecca, Luke, Harry, Alexander and Garang. Once again, it was a bitter sweet occasion with mixture of tears and smiles. We wish our students all the very best for the future.
Don't forget to come visit us and let us know how you're doing!
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Stage 4 participated in a cooking class a few weeks ago, as part of their LOTE Program. LOTE stands for 'Language Other Than English" and for this lesson, the language was Italian and was taught by Nicole. The students cooked an Italian pasta sauce while learning some basic Italian language skills .... Deliziozo!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great news just in!!
#TelstraKids are sending a grant our way for tents and camping equipment for our school camps. School camps are an important part of our program designed to help at-risk kids to develop teamwork skills, build confidence, strengthen relationships and their connection with the wider community. (Click @Telstra_news for Telstra's Twitter)
Thanks Telstra!
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