We Are…..

Proud of our past

At St Bernard’s we are proud of our past. We celebrate the lives of those who contributed to our school educationally, spiritually and culturally. We acknowledge the contributions made by past generations and value their traditions.

Living and Learning in our present

We work in partnership to provide a curriculum that is responsive to new initiatives, is inclusive and is embedded in best practice. St Bernard’s sets high expectations for all its members to achieve personal success and develop skills enabling them to be informed and active participants in today’s world. As a Catholic school, all of our practices are considerate of a pastoral approach, where each individual is held in the highest regard.

Embracing our Future

We welcome and embrace new ideas and encourage children to be risk takers, problem solvers and life long learners. In encouraging and fostering teamwork and leadership qualities, we aim to develop skills which will enable our students to be good citizens of the future.

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 

St Bernard's adheres to the principles of Australian democracy, 
including a commitment to:
  • an elected Government;
  • the rule of law; 
  • equal rights for all before the law; 
  • freedom of religion; 
  • freedom of speech and association; 
  • the values of openness and tolerance.  

All students attending St Bernard’s Parish Primary Catholic School have the right to feel safe. The care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people is a fundamental responsibility of all within our school.