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

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

Stage 5 students took an excursion to Clifton Gardens last Friday. Students enjoyed a beautiful sunny day playing footy, basketball and cooking delicious beef burgers for lunch. Thank you to all the students for their participation and excellent behaviour on the day. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Trivia Night was held last Friday evening and what a fabulous night it was. There were games such as Coin Toss, Heads or Tails, and a Guessing Competition plus much more. Congratulations to the Trivia winners - The Mabel Table! There was a Silent Auction and a Mega Raffle with prizes galore. There really was something for everyone. We are thrilled to announce that we raised almost $6,500 toward the Santa Teresa Immersion thanks to the generosity of our attendees and also our wonderful prize donors. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stage 5 students spent some time learning about healthy eating and how to make sushi. Some were even adventurous enough to try raw salmon and tuna! ... See MoreSee Less

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