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.

St Bernard's College Principal Announcement

Please refer to the letter in the link below regarding the appointment of Mr Adam Taylor to the position of Principal of St Bernard's College, effective from the start of the 2017 school year.

St Bernard's College Principal Announcement [PDF, 254KB]

2016 Valete Dinner Tickets

The 2016 Valete Dinner will be held on Friday, 14 October 2016. Tickets can be purchased through the trybooking.com website from Friday, 9 September 2016 until Wednesday, 28 September 2016.

‘My Story’ by Dane Swan Book Launch

St Bernard’s College Essendon, in conjunction with BookBonding Bookstore & Hardie Grant Books invites you to celebrate the AFL Career of one of Collingwood’s Greatest Players – Dane Swan.

  • Date: Monday 10 October 2016
  • Time: 5:30pm (Afternoon Tea) 6:00pm (Author Talk)
  • Venue: Frank FitzGerald Auditorium, St Bernard’s College
  • Cost: $45 (entitles entry for 2 guests and a copy of ‘My Story’

For more information refer to attached flyer or contact Jacqui Gale at jgale@sbc.vic.edu.au.

Tickets on sale via Trybooking from Monday 29 August at 9:00am until Wednesday 5th October 2016.

Download Flyer | Purchase Ticket

Golf Day

Bookings can now be made for the 2016 SBOCA Golf Day in support of the Chris Lane Memorial Baseball Field on Friday 21 October at Rivervue Medway Golf Club.

Bookings can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/MNLZ.

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 (9 September 2016) in PDF format [1124KB]:

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.