Today, marks the beginning of the Lenten season! As we received our crosses, may we embark on this journey together embracing almsgiving, prayer and fasting. ... See MoreSee Less
Stage 4 checked out the Powerhouse Museum, engaging in Project Based Learning (PBL) in an interactive way. 'How can we safely explore Mars?' is the main focus of their PBL and today was just a stepping stone for our students that sparked creativity in their minds. ... See MoreSee Less
We would like to give a big THANK YOU to the Illawarra Catholic Club, Club Central Hurstville for their contribution towards our Breakfast and Outdoor Education Programs. We sincerely thank you for your generosity and support with our community and know that it is deeply appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less
This term as part of the Living Skills Program, Stage 5 students are learning more about how to maintain their wellbeing. Today, the students had the opportunity to design and create salads for a good diet or venture out to Clovelly beach for some physical exercise. What a great way to end the week! ... See MoreSee Less
This photo was taken from Stage 5's Indoor Rock Climbing excursion last Friday and is a great reminder for our students to always "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle" - Christian D. Larson ... See MoreSee Less
Last Friday, Stage 5 cooked up a storm for our Living Skills program exploring different types of diets. On the menu was chicken with a variety of salads, rice and vegetables. The basil and tomatoes came from our very own school garden. Awesome job to the students for their participation and teamwork! #chefsinthemaking ... See MoreSee Less
The John Berne School has had a great start to the year! We would like to make it #facebookofficial and welcome Declan, who has joined us in 2020. Declan is a young and vibrant teacher with a creative and strategic edge. He is a valuable asset to the team, students and our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Australia Day, 26 January, is the day to reflect on what
it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary
Australia and to acknowledge our history. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - who have been here for more than 65,000 years - to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home. Currently it is a wonderful opportunity for getting together with family and friends, or just taking time to relax before the new school year commences. ... See MoreSee Less
The visit last March to Berne by John Eales was a highlight for students and staff. John is well known as a former captain of the Australian rugby team, he is a prominent Australian and, as he proudly told the assembly, he is an old boy of the Marist school in Brisbane. John recounted several personal experiences to emphasize the theme that hope, perseverance and continued effort will inevitably bring about good outcomes. It was a wonderful experience to welcome John to Berne. ... See MoreSee Less
Craig Kelly of the PCYC just called this week to say that past student Marcus was in the top 5 nominees for the State of NSW for the Young Persons of the Year award.
Marcus is shown here at his workplace with Ultratune, and also with Dr Frank Malloy, National Director Marist Schools Australia at his Year 10 Graduation in 2018.
Although Marcus didn't win, it's a wonderful achievement that he was nominated. Well done Marcus, we are all very proud of you! ... See MoreSee Less