Policies

Child Protection Policy

The John Berne School is a Special School owned and conducted by the Marist Brothers. The Marist Brothers were founded for the education and Christian formation of young people, especially the least favoured. Our goals are the same as those of any school: all true education aims at producing persons for others, people who can...

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Staff Code of Conduct

Rationale The Catholic Church’s social teaching is based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ; all members of staff in Catholic schools work and minister in the name of the Church. Employees of The John Berne School undertake to support the Catholic ethos and the particular Marist ethos of the School. They are expected to promote...

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Bullying Policy

A Vision for Marist Education Marcellin Champagnat’s great desire and legacy is that we relate to each other and to the young people in our care as the member of a loving family would do. Each person should feel at home among us. A warmth of welcome, acceptance and belonging should prevail where everyone has...

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Complaints Policy

Information for Parents, Guardians, and the Public Do you have any concerns, complaints, or suggestions about your experiences with the school? If so, we would like to hear them. The school welcomes suggestions and comments from parents or guardians of children enrolled at the school and the public, and takes seriously complaints that may be raised....

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Pastoral Care and Behaviour Management

Introduction “Champagnat believed that the Lord had entrusted Jean-Baptiste to him and to the Brothers, and he was to be treated as if he was their own child.” This belief underpins the structure of pastoral care at Berne. Pastoral care is at the core of our work at Berne. It rests firmly on our ability...

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Student ICT Acceptable Use Agreement

The John Berne School (hereafter “school”) offers students the opportunity to access the internet and other ICT services as part of the school curriculum. The following guidelines apply to all students accessing any resources through the school’s network: Students must have written permission from a parent or guardian to access the school’s ICT resources. Students...

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