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.

Our Opening School Mass was a wonderful success! 🙏 Thank you to Fr. Gavin Foster, a Marist priest who celebrated the Eucharist with us today, Br. Chris for introducing the Marist theme, and to everyone who participated. Let's cherish the memories of this special occasion together! #Marists ... See MoreSee Less
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A massive thank you to Dooleys Lidcombe for their incredible $7700 grant towards our mentoring program! Your generosity is shaping brighter futures for our mentees. We're profoundly grateful for your support! 🙏 #dooleys #gratitude #mentoringprogram ... See MoreSee Less
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Today marks the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. We received our ashes in the morning and opened our hearts to reflection, repentance, and renewal. May this season bring us closer to God and to one another. 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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