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.

Latest News

From humble beginnings a couple of years ago, our Library has grown to become what is now a collection of some 2500 books! Categories include Science and Technology, History, Action and Adventure, Fantasy and more. And we love it when students suggest a title; thanks to Oliver we now have two new Jo Nesbo books ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Wondering how our kombucha is coming along? Well we have developments! On Tuesday Dom guided the students in the creation of flavours by adding fruits such as mango. The flavours will infuse as the mixture continues to ferment.....not long now till we have the finished product to try 🥃 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Stage 4 students harvested vegetables from the school garden and learnt how to make a pesto sauce during their Living Skills Program on Friday. The students blended basil, pine nuts, garlic,olive oil and lemon juice to make a lovely sauce which they put onto freshly toasted baguette with tomatoes. Yum ! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Latest Events

Loading...