Our fees are based on a per family basis (not per child) so whether you have one child or three, the cost is the same. We also charge a small school levy. You can visit our fee schedule here.
Before/After School Care
We offer before and after school services in conjunction with The Basin Primary School. The service is operated by OSHCLUB. Children are collected from the office and escorted to and from The Basin Primary before and after school each day. Vacation care is also available.
Hours of Operation: 7am-9am and 3.30pm-6.15pm.
We do not have a canteen at St Bernadette’s but we offer hot lunch days several times throughout the year where we order from The Basin Bakery.
St Bernadette’s aims to develop values and motivation to build awareness and knowledge on sustainability issues and to take action. We seek to develop students who are able to think critically, innovate and provide solutions towards sustainable living through programs such as composting, kitchen garden, recycling, soft plastics collection, lids for limbs and solar energy.
St Bernadette’s has an agreement with Catholic Care where we provide school based counselling services for appropriate referrals of students or families.
Our school uniform comprises of a summer and winter range along with a sports uniform. Our uniform shop is open twice a week at the following days and times:
Tuesday and Thursday: 8.45am-9.15am.
We also have a second hand rack outside the uniform shop where you can sell good condition used items.
St Bernadette’s provides cyber safety education so that our students can be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to navigate the online world safely and use technology responsibly.
You can view our Annual Report here.
Meet The Student Leaders
Our Learning Spaces
Our Mission & Vision
St Bernadette’s, The Basin is nestled at the base of the Dandenong Ranges in a beautiful rural setting unmatched by any other school in the suburbs of Melbourne. The Dandenong ranges tower over the school and provide a stunning backdrop to the natural environment and expansive grounds upon which the school is built.
St Bernadette’s is a Catholic school where the student is at the centre of everything that the school strives for. Within a school of approximately 210 students, learning and wellbeing is strongest when learners are engaged within St Bernadette’s community and it is this community that sets us apart from others. At the heart of our school is the desire for the full flourishing of each of our students – their religious, physical, cognitive, emotional and social learning. St Bernadette’s provides Catholic school values and education for all school members, but also celebrates and serves the diverse wider community that we are part of by welcoming those from other traditions and faith backgrounds. As a school community, we are committed to our vision of ‘Striving for Excellence’ as we educate and prepare our students for their future.
Take this opportunity to look around this website and explore the exciting opportunities that are available for all students and families at St Bernadette’s.
1264 Mountain Hwy
The Basin, VIC, 3154
M-F: 8.45am – 3.15pm
Phone & Email
03 9762 5135
“I am extremely proud to be the Acting Principal of St Bernadette’s and have the opportunity with other staff members to shape the future of the children within our care. The single word that resonates with everyone at St Bernadette’s is the word “Community”. Our community is filled with wonderful students, supportive and welcoming parents and amazingly dedicated staff. The students at St Bernadette’s are supported to engage in a broad range of learning experiences both within and beyond the classroom.”Peter Steward
What We Offer
Our faith curriculum respects the diverse cultures, beliefs, worldviews and backgrounds of all people and actively engages students with Catholic beliefs and values relevant to their learning.
Meet The Teachers
St Bernadettes has an incredible group of staff who express vibrancy, passion and enthusiasm for making our school the very best it can be. We welcome you to meet our teachers.
Mrs Lewis, Miss Brusamarello & Mrs Lyons
What Parents are Saying
“I love the community culture at St B’s and that everyone in the school acknowledges you by name. My kids have all had great experiences and made some amazing friends. I love the school’s innovation and creativity and how they apply that to learning”Sarah Garbuio
“What I love about St Bernadette’s is the inclusiveness, the community spirit and that sense of belonging felt by both the student and their families. The pride our students have in their school is overwhelming and speaks volumes to the holistic teaching approach. Success is encouraged, recognised and celebrated across all levels. Whether your child is academic, sporty or creative they have an opportunity to shine.”Julianne Beck
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Get In Touch
Location: 1264 Mountain Hwy, The Basin, VIC 3154
Telephone: 03 9762 5135
School Hours: M-F: 8.45am – 3.15pm