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A warm welcome back to all staff and students this term! Let’s hit the ground running and finish off the year strong with another fantastic term!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The John Berne School would like to wish all students and stuff a safe holiday. A well deserved break for everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Make your way over to St Bridgid's Marrickville this Sunday 9am to help support us in raising funds for our Immersion trip to the Northern Territory!
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Tennis

The John Berne School enjoys a hit last Friday afternoon at Hawthorne Pde, Haberfield
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Annual Snow Trip

Day 1
The boys and staff departed Lewisham Tuesday morning and were all very excited to be heading to Perisher Ski Resort to catch some powder after a recent blizzard the week before. Despite a minor set backs with the bus breaking down at the half way point, spirits remained high and upbeat!

Upon arriving at Carinya Alpine Village we were greeted with a lovely hearty chicken curry dinner. After dinner, many activities including pool, table tennis, backgammon, uno and foosball were all enjoyed by staff and students in a classic recreational room.

Day 2
Bacon and eggs were the perfect start to an adventure filled day on the slopes of Perisher. Some boys were returning for the second year running whilst others were seeing snow for their very first time. The staff discovered very quickly that there were some fearless students amongst the group who took on the challenge head on despite having little to no experience. Land speed records were certainly set by Jack and Eryn on this day.

Day 3
Our beginner were expertly picking up the foundations of skiing at an incredible pace. George had improved out of sight despite some face plants and Matthew and Costa were achieving personal goals of their own. Highlight of The day however must have been the Spaghetti Bolognese that was dished out at lunch time after an enduring 1.5 days.

Day 4
No one wanted to leave but unfortunately our time on the slopes had come to an end. The cooperation , enthusiasm and excitement from everyone involved was just perfect. We cannot wait to be back next year.

Special thanks to John and Kim whose hospitality was once again exceptional.
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Get down to Bunnings Ashfield today and grab the very best sausage sizzle you've ever had dished out out by our very own! ... See MoreSee Less

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A quick snap shot of the annual John Berne School snow trip last week! ... See MoreSee Less

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Drug and Alcohol Program

We are very lucky to have Sally Riley from CatholicCare Lewisham, co-delivering a Drug and Alcohol Awareness program with myself to Year 10.

The program is run over 6 weeks and employs self-reflective and awareness raising activities in a highly interactive style. The program invites the students to discover more about themselves, and link this with how to manage challenges associated with alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours.

Topics covered include basic information in regards to the various drugs with which young people may come into contact, with specific reference to the major physiological and psychological effects. Sessions also focus on the impact substances have on relationships, personal values, mental health and self esteem. We are currently in week 3 of the program
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Yr 10 Drama

Beginning this term the year 8 boys have the great opportunity of working with Felix Jozeps from the Sydney Theatre Company. The boys will work closely with Felix over the next 10 weeks where they will use drama exercises to develop their descriptive language skills, comprehension and inference and narrative writing. The boys have enjoyed the last 2 lessons and the course is allowing them to gain confidence and empathy for others by covering the concepts addressed in the book “The Island” by Armin Greder.
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