BUILDING TRUSTING

RELATIONSHIPS

WITH SMALL CLASSES SIZES WHICH

RECONNECT STUDENTS TO

LEARNING

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Empowering our kids

To believe

In themselves

In the Marist tradition

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Developing Skills

Learning

& Supporting

each other for the journey

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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.

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Brother Michael Flanagan’s Retirement Ceremony

On Friday the 28th of June the founder of The John Berne School, Brother Michael Flanagan celebrated his retirement ceremony at Redbend Catholic College, Forbes. Brother Michael started the John Berne School in 1998 and was the Principal until 2006. Brother Michael is a very accomplished and dignified member of the Marist Community and has been a leader in Educational settings for over 40 years. Brother Michael leaves a legacy of compassion, strength and kindness. These virtues were evident on Friday where many spoke highly and colourfully about Brother Michael. In attendance were his family, Redbend college staff and students, local community leaders, fellow Marist Brothers and the Marist Provincial. It was a memorable and enjoyable day. A day suited to the outstanding leader Brother Michael has always shown to be.
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On Friday Stage 5 students created a Mexican Fiesta and invited the whole school to share a meal together. Students did an exceptional job preparing the food, thumbs up. ... See MoreSee Less

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