Information about learning, extracurricular programs, student wellbeing, our faith journey and how our school works.
We support the social and emotional welfare of students and their families through effective strategies, recommendations, policies and procedures, guidelines and tools that enable healthy personal development in students and contributes to their academic success.
Learning at St Bernadette's
St Bernadette's is a place where curiosity, imagination and love of learning thrive through working together to provide the most effective, engaging and challenging learning experiences for students.
As part of a system of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, we’re working together to transform learning for students in Greater Western Sydney. This means reimagining and refreshing learning and teaching for today’s world and today’s learners.
The purpose and promise of a Catholic education is to inspire each learner - student, teacher and family - to discover a meaningful and flourishing life.
Our Faith Journey
St Bernadette's is a great place for students to grow in faith and learning. The teaching of Religious Education is central to all schools in the Diocese who share in the mission of the Church to share the story and vision of Jesus Christ through a daily personal encounter with Him. This personal encounter is reflected in the school’s liturgical and prayer life, sacramental preparation, attendance at parish masses, visits by the parish priest, pastoral care programs, social justice initiatives, music and art.
Beyond the Classroom
Key to our commitment to delivering a balanced education, and allowing our students to grow in all aspects of their lives, we teach more than just the basics. We give our students exposure to a range of exciting opportunities to unlock their creative potential, develop a talent or follow a passion.
Sport is a valued part of our school’s curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child by providing a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning. Participation, enjoyment and skill development are the cornerstones of school sport. Representative pathways are also available through the Parramatta Diocese Catholic Primary School Sports Council.
Before and After School Care
Ambrose School Aged Care, located on the school grounds, offers flexibility and convenience for parents. Specialist staff provide active, engaging and fun programs for children in years K-6. Care is available before, after school, and on pupil free days.
Student Learning Devices
The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an essential and powerful skill in our world. At St Bernadette’s we have a Stage 3 Bring Your Own Device policy that allows our senior students to use the latest technological tools to enhance their learning.
The school provides iPads or Chromebooks for the use of Kindergarten to Year 4 students.
Parents as Partners
Strong partnerships between home, parish and school support students to grow in faith and learning. We recognise parents and carers as each student’s most influential, primary and essential educators.