St Bernard's adhere to the democratic principles of:

Values for Australian Schooling

Care and Compassion
Care for self and others

Doing Your Best
Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard to pursue excellence 

Fair Go
Pursue and protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society

Enjoy all the rights and privileges of Australian citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control, and stand up for the rights of others

Honesty and Trustworthiness 
Be honest, sincere and seek the truth

Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct, ensure consistency between words and deeds

Treat others with consideration and regard, respect another person's point of view

Be accountable for one's own actions, resolve differences in constructive, non-violent and peaceful ways, contribute to society and to civic life, take care of the environment

Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion
Be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others 

Character is Destiny - George Eliot