St Bernard’s aspires to be faithful to the four touchstones of a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition. These touchstones are Liberating Education, Justice and Solidarity, Gospel Spirituality and Inclusive Community. In committing to be an inclusive community we aim to be accepting and welcoming to all families and aspire to accommodate all who seek enrolment. This is consistent with our nation's commitment to democratic principles, a commitment which St Bernard's College shares. Where this is not possible we undertake to engage respectfully, honestly and transparently with families who do us the honour of seeking a place at St Bernard’s College.
In order for St Bernard’s to make fair and informed decisions relating to enrolment, it is important that families follow all steps in the enrolment process as set out below and meet the relevant deadlines.
Important Links for Enrolment Year 7 2023 - Please click the pictures below to view the information
Families are asked to:
On receiving an offer, families are asked to:
Confirm acceptance of the offer in writing by completing the acceptance form and returning it to the College together with the Advance Payment Scheme instalment as outlined in the letter of offer by the due date (usually within 3 weeks).
Should a family choose not to accept an offer, we would appreciate being advised as soon as possible to enable the College to make an offer to another family.
DECISIONS ABOUT ENROLMENT
The College would like to enrol all families who seek a place at St Bernard’s. Often this is not possible and the final decision in relation to enrolment rests with the Principal.
* The partner Catholic Primary Schools considered part of the priority parishes are:
(Click each link to view a map of that parish's boundaries.)
Waiting list applications for current positions in Years 7-12 may be made at any time by contacting the College Registrar on 9289 1103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will be placed on a Waiting List. Priority will generally be given to Catholic boys who meet the criteria for enrolment who are moving from another Catholic school due to a change in residence. Catholic boys currently attending another Catholic school within the area may be enrolled after consultation with the school's Principal.