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.

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Oh boy was there some fierce and fast competition in the Berne students v staff football game yesterday! Great to see so many of our students (and teachers) participate and join in the fun. Thanks to convener and umpire Dave Riddington ... See MoreSee Less

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Activities galore on Stage 5 Group 2 Camp at Green Patch. Do you think the teachers are trying to tire these guys out???? We can't keep up back at Berne but sure looks like a lot of fun. ... See MoreSee Less

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What an abundance of wildlife our campers from Stage 5 have experienced at Green Patch throughout the week. Victor, Kylan and Rebecca loving the Lorikeets. ... See MoreSee Less

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