Discere et Agere : To Learn and To Do

A Catholic boys’ college in the Edmund Rice Tradition

Celebrating 75 Years of 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.

Collegians of Old: Video interviews with notable members of the St Bernard's community.

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 (20 November 2015) in PDF format [1746KB]:

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.