Welcome to St Bernadette's The Basin

– Linking Learning with Life –

Community Minded

Walls that expand well beyond our boundaries

Blended Learning

Integrated digital with traditional resources

Value Centered

Bringing our Catholic values into all that we do

Complete Education

Spiritually, Intellectually, Emotionally and Physically

Responsibility

Serving and engaging with the world around us

Creative Interactions

Activities that stir the soul as well as the mind

St Bernadette's The Basin

~ Linking Learning with Life ~

Community Minded

Walls that expand well beyond our boundaries

Responsibility

Serving and engaging with the world around us

Creative Interactions

Activities that stir the soul as well as the mind

Value Centred

Bringing our Catholic values into all that we do

Blended Learning

Integrated digital with traditional resources

Complete Education

Intellectually, Spiritually, Emotionally and Physically

Cafe Kids

Our flagship program where kids flourish in the kitchen

Muti-Age Learning

Children develop at his and her own pace

Quick Info

Fees

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.

Hot Lunches

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.

Sustainability

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.


Counselling

St Bernadette’s has an agreement with Catholic Care where we provide school based counselling services for appropriate referrals of students or families.

Uniform Shop

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.

Cyber Safety

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.


Parent Communication

We communicate with parents via our school newsletter issued each week along with our Skool Bag App and Class Dojo App.

Annual Report

You can view our Annual Report here.

Meet The Student Leaders

Our Learning Spaces

Junior School

Growing Young Minds

Middle School

Connecting Young Learners

Senior School

Equipping Young Adolescents

Specialist Programs

Nurturing Diverse Talents

Learning Diversity

Supporting Diverse Needs

Administration

Welcoming Our Community

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.  

Location

1264 Mountain Hwy
The Basin, VIC, 3154

School Hours

M-F: 8.45am – 3.15pm

Phone & Email

03 9762 5135
office@sbthebasin.catholic.edu.au

Our Principal

“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

Acting Principal

What We Offer

Learning and Teaching

St Bernadette’s offers an innovative learning environment that inspires excellence and nurtures confident, independent learners.

Specialist Programs

We offer a broad range of specialist programs including visual and performing arts, music, sport, STEAM Lab and LOTE (Chinese).

Community Engagement

We have a committed, whole learning community approach to student learning and wellbeing.

 

Student Wellbeing

The wellbeing of our students is viewed as integral to learning excellence and ultimately overall health and life success

Faith Education

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.

Student Voice

Student voice acknowledges that students have a unique perspectives on learning, teaching, and schooling, and should have the opportunity to actively shape their own education.

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.

Mr Williams

Mr Williams

Grade 5/6

Mrs Kennedy

Mrs Kennedy

Grade 5/6

Mrs Lewis, Miss Brusamarello & Mrs Lyons

Mrs Lewis, Miss Brusamarello & Mrs Lyons

Prep/1

Learn More About the Benefits of Multi-Age Learning

At St Berndadette’s we have embraced multi-age learning as a philosophy of education for many years.
Click Here To Find Out Why
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Testimonials

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

Parent

“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

Parent

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Get In Touch

Location: 1264 Mountain Hwy, The Basin, VIC 3154

Telephone: 03 9762 5135

Email: office@sbthebasin.catholic.edu.au

School Hours: M-F: 8.45am – 3.15pm