Mission Statement

At St Bernard’s School, students are educated in a nurturing community where each person is loved and valued.

We aim to follow the example of the Bernardine Sisters in having prayer and worship at the centre of our lives. With God as our shelter, we strive to be of service to others and uphold the Christian values of love, forgiveness and compassion that Jesus taught us.

Aims
The School aims to promote the spiritual life of the School Community by giving primacy to worship and prayer together.
It aims to develop the potential of all students by encouraging them to learn for themselves in a search for knowledge and truth and to strive for academic excellence. It aims to provide them with the means to take an active part in the field of their choice, with a full and responsible understanding of the rapidly developing world in which they live.
It aims to provide an opportunity for the balanced development of the student’s intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual qualities and to foster an appreciation of those things which add quality to life, by developing creative and artistic gifts and skills.
It aims to be a place of Christian service where all are sensitive to the needs of others; where there is a determination to promote human rights and a recognition of the corresponding duties; where a sense of justice is fostered and an awareness that all people have an equal value.

Most importantly, its purpose is, in partnership with the home and parish, to help all members of the School Community to live the Gospel values of reconciliation and forgiveness and to respond in a Christian way to the challenges of life with its joys and sorrows. Thus it is hoped that each one will be able to achieve a loving relationship with God and all creation; to make the appropriate moral decision; and to grow towards mature membership of the Church.