Statement of commitment: St Bernard’s College promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.

St Bernard’s College promotes the vision of Edmund Rice, as stated in the Edmund Rice Education Australia Charter. St Bernard’s College is committed to a culture of “no tolerance” for child abuse. We promote a culture that prioritises the safety and wellbeing of all young people and continue to respond positively and proactively to Ministerial Order 1359 in relation to related policies, procedures, strategies, risk mitigation and our responsiveness to emerging issues.

St Bernard’s College is committed to the establishment of a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are respected and valued.

“The person of each individual human being, in his or her material and spiritual needs, is at the heart of Christ’s teaching: this is why the promotion of the human person is the goal of the Catholic school.”

(The Catholic school on the threshold of the Third Millennium, Congregation for Catholic Education 1997, n. 9)