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.

Latest News

Flashback to several weeks ago ...Students and staff often spend time working together in the garden. The students learn how to grow plants like lettuce, basil, parsley and coriander to name a few. These lessons give our students practical and valuable life skills, and when they see the fruits of their labour - literally - they feel pride and satisfaction, and also get to cook with some of their very own produce. Now that's a win win! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing the whole Berne staff a very Merry Christmas. We hope you enjoy your well deserved break, ready to return and repeat it all again in 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Thursday was the farewell day to students, and this year the students and staff of Berne ventured to Clifton Gardens at Mosman for the whole school Picnic Day. The students and staff got to enjoy some classic outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing and playing cricket. We wish all our students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

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