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.

Latest News

Last Friday Year 7 & 8 students at The John Berne School went on an excursion to Sydney Olympic Park. Shorts and t-shirts in late May - crazy, but great weather for a day out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Message of Hope for the Week

You can change the world with something as simple as a smile, kind word or action.
Stand up, be strong, help others and know you are important and loved.

Anonymous member of the John Berne School staff
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Counsellor, Phoebe Mitsak and volunteer, Leanne Wall are co-facilitating the Tuning into Teens program with parents at The John Berne School. The six week program teaches parents to help understand their teenagers' emotional experiences and assist in emotional regulation and communication. Parents are taught specific skills that can assist in being supportive, empathetic and staying connected to their teenager. The program aims to help parents develop a stronger relationship with their teenager. ... See MoreSee Less

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