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

Wendy and Louise join us on Wednesday's and supports our students with their reading, writing and mathematics. Our students love their gentle presence and cheery disposition. We at Berne and our students look forward to their visit every week! Thank you for your support. #NationalVolunteersWeek #bernesmightiestvolunteers ... See MoreSee Less

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Patricia is our colourful, dynamic and friendly volunteer who always has many stories to share. Her almost 20 year commitment to us has been greatly appreciated especially when she shares her wonderful knitting skills with us. #NationalVolunteersWeek #bernesmightiestvolunteers ... See MoreSee Less

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A highlight from today's assembly was the revealing of our 'In This Together 2020' Artwork for the National Reconciliation Week. Principal James couldn't have said it any better when he said, "When we are in this together we create masterpieces". ... See MoreSee Less

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