Our School

Background, Mission and Aims

Background

St Bernard’s School is part of the Diocesan School system of the Diocese of Broken Bay.

A small co-educational school with approximately 180 children enrolled from Kindergarten to Year 6, St Bernard’s is nestled in a beautiful bushland setting in Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia.

Mission

It is the MISSION of all members of this community, inspired by the example of Christ, to work together to provide a learning environment which: 

  • models collaboration, trust and integrity;
  • appreciates and respects the dignity of each person;
  • recognises and nurtures the importance of the partnership between parents, teachers and
    parish priest.

Aims

To achieve this mission our aims are:

AIM 1: RELIGIOUS
To foster knowledge, understanding, reverence and commitment to the Catholic faith in a way that reflects the presence of an all-loving God.

AIM 2: COMMUNITY
To further develop the positive interaction and partnership of students, parents, teachers, parish priest and wider community.

AIM 3: TEACHING AND LEARNING
To develop the potential of each child and to nurture a love of learning, by providing a quality education within a safe and challenging environment.

AIM 4: PASTORAL
To care for the children and adults in our community by creating a climate which respects individuals and responds to their needs.

AIM 5: ORGANISATION
To maintain and develop a collaborative system of decision making and planning, characterised by reflection and open communication.

AIM 6: FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
To provide a safe, well-maintained and well-resourced environment