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.

Love of Learning Day was sensational last Friday. The theme for LOL this term was all about Mathematics and how we can apply maths in our lives. Students participated in range of fun and engaging activities from life-sized battleships, baking the perfect cookies, maths in magic and so much more. We'd also like to Thank the staff from St Joseph's College Hunters Hill for their support on this day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's an update from our happy campers in Stage 4. Despite the weather, the students and staff are living it up in Gerroa making the most of camp. We look forward to their return tomorrow and hearing all about it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stage 5 Activities was a blast last week! Students were given the opportunity to do a variety of fun and engaging activities on June 1-3. Our students went to the movies, kayaking down at Manly Dam, fishing at Clifton Gardens, bouldering, and skyzone. Here are some awesome snapshots of the past few days! ... See MoreSee Less

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