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.

Today, marks the beginning of Advent and the lighting of the first Advent candle. As Catholics, it is a time where we begin to prepare the coming of Christ who is a light that transforms the darkest depths of our world. May we too imitate this light onto the lives of our students, families and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

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With the support of WestConnex and their generous grant, Stage 5 were given the opportunity to complete their White Cards. A closer step to being workplace ready! #Thanks #Whitecardready ... See MoreSee Less

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Stage 4 have been whipping up some delicious meals on Fridays as part of Food Technology. Last Friday, the students made spaghetti boscaiola, fried rice, potato wedges and some dangerously good marinated pork, lamb and beef ribs 🤤 Well done! #foodtech #chefsinthemaking👌 ... See MoreSee Less

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