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, outreaching to 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

A special thanks to all volunteers who have helped grow The John Berne School to what it has become today. Volunteers have always been an integral part of the community at our school and we are eternally grateful to them.

Recently two ACU students have generously donated their time and have been excellent mentors to our students. Louise and Alastair finished their time here at our school last week and we wish them all the best in their future studies and endeavours.
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Yr 9 Cooking

It is Kerry's and Matt's turn to impress us with some fine cooking skills!

With veteran chef Michael as sous chef, Kerry and Matt did not disappoint with a lovely creamy chicken, leek and tarragon pasta. Fantastic work boys!
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Cooking up a storm!

Christian masters the art of Chicken and Couscous whilst Peter does a fine job with a homemade Fattoush.
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