Discere et Agere : To Learn and To Do

A Catholic boys’ college in the Edmund Rice Tradition

Achieving Excellence Through Learning and Doing

Welcome to St Bernard's College!

Set in extensive grounds on the side of Steele Creek Valley in West Essendon, St Bernard's College is a single-gender Catholic Secondary School offering a wide range of formal classes, and also a comprehensive informal curriculum, to approximately 1400 young men from Year 7 through to Year 12.

Beryl Street Roadworks

Please note that Moonee Valley Council is planning to undertake minor roadworks in some of the streets surrounding the College, starting from next Monday, 10 October. This includes Beryl Street, which runs alongside the College, connecting Rosehill Road with Hampton Road. This will have an impact on traffic flow and parking around the College, so please be mindful of potential delays, and make alternative arrangements if possible.

Principal's Welcome

The video below features College Principal Tony Paatsch narrating a tour of the College.


College News


Sports News


Important Notices


College Newsletter

The College newsletter is published every second Friday during Term. For a full list of publication dates, please visit the Newsletter page.

Download or view the current edition (14 October 2016) in PDF format [1151KB]:

The College newsletter contains all the latest news and events regarding College life, including regular contributions from the Music, Drama and Sports departments.

Parents are notified by email regarding the availability of each new edition of the newsletter. If you have not been receiving an email notification, please check that we have your correct email details via the college Parent Portal.

For more information, access to back issues and a list of publication dates, please visit the Newsletter page.

Upcoming Events

Term Dates

Please visit the Calendar page for a complete listing of upcoming events.