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.

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Farewell to gorgeous Year 9 teacher Mel Painter who leaves us this week start her maternity leave. We send you off with much love and our very best wishes as you prepare to welcome your precious baby. ... See MoreSee Less

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The John Berne School uses Restorative justice practices when there has been a breakdown within the relationship between a staff member and student or between students by an injustice. The process involves all stakeholders who are affected by the incident. They are given the opportunity to discuss how they have been affected, what could/should be done to repair the relationship and make a way forward. Congratulations to our two Year 8 students for a very mature, peaceful and conciliatory approach to their RJ on Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less

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