in the news

St Bernadette’s has been fortunate to feature in several media stories over the years due to our innovation in learning and dedication and commitment to making our school the very best it can be.  Please view some of our good news stories below.

Letter from Renowned Educator Lynn Sharratt

Dr. Lyn Sharratt and over 70 Principals from other Catholic schools in Melbourne were invited to a Regional Principal Network at St Bernadette’s to see how the school embraced school improvement strategies to increase student achievement.  Dr Sharratt is a highly-accomplished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. Lyn has a BA in Social Work from The University of Waterloo, Canada; a B. Ed in Teaching, K-10, from The University of Western Ontario, Canada; a M. Ed. In Educational Administration from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada; and an Ed. D. in Theory and Policy Studies from University of Toronto, Canada.  You can learn more about Lyn Sharratt here.

Cafe Kids on Channel 9's "Little Kids, Big Ideas"

Our amazing Cafe Kids program featured on Channel 9’s “Little Kids, Big Ideas” segment with Livinia Nixon.  You can see the segment here.

Announcing Funding for our New Senior Building

St Bernadette’s in partnership with Jackson Taylor, State Member of Parliament for Bayswater were successful in our application for State Government funding for knocking the East Wing down (currently SUR and SUW) and building a new Senior Learning Community!

New St B’s Classrooms Open

The brand new senior learning building at St Bernadette’s Primary School ­ The Basin is open. I was absolutely stoked to secure $1.65 million from the State Government to see this one happen. The new learning hub has delivered bright, modern spaces, integrated outdoor areas, and fit for purpose classrooms. And I’ll tell you what, from principal Peter, through to their whole school community, they’re a ripper, supportive team. My thanks to our partners at Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) who helped deliver this project – Jackson Taylor: State Member for Bayswater

Our School Showcased by Catholic Education Melbourne

Our school was used as a showcase by Catholic Education Melbourne for learning excellence in applying the principles of Dr Lynn Sharratt and inspiration for other schools in the Eastern Region.