How can I help?

Empowering our kids

To believe

In themselves

In the Marist tradition

How can I help?

Developing Skills


& 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

Last Friday Stage 5 students had the opportunity to take part in the Fizzics Education Chemistry Show. We had the chance to see bubbling ice, colour changing chemical reactions, glow in the dark pigments, stringy slime. It was a great learning experience about chemistry of fireworks, properties of solids, liquids and gases. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Berne Charity Golf Day is being held on Wednesday 27th November at Avondale Golf Course, Pymble. These photos were taken at our last golf day, held in February this year. Some of them include photos of our Principal, James le Huray and Past Principal, Rick Sidorko in action!
You can register as an individual or as a team of four to enjoy a wonderful day on a beautiful course, while supporting The John Berne School.
Kindly email Ange Flannery to register, or for any queries:
E: [email protected]
Or call the School Office on 02 9560 9260
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At the end of Term 3 students and staff gathered in Champagnat room for a prayer and to celebrate the successes and achievements of the students over the term. Many students received subject awards, work experience awards and vouchers they have earned with their bonus points. Well done and let's continue to work towards a successful Term 4. ... See MoreSee Less

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