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

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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.

Excursions are coming back! Today, stage 5 students took an excursion to Maroubra. They caught some waves, some rays and even a workout. The students have been exceptional and congratulations to all for making the first excursion of 2021 a success! ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Emily! Emily is a Registered Psychologist joining the Berne Counselling Team at the start of 2021. Previously, she worked as a Psychologist in various settings with adolescents and their families including education, government and private practice. We welcome Emily to our Berne community. ... See MoreSee Less

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P.E lessons this term is all about invasion games! Students have been exploring different types of striking and fielding sports. Here's some snapshots of Stage 4 learning the knowledge and skills of playing hockey 🏑💪#stayactive ... See MoreSee Less

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