With God as our shelter and Christ as our guide, the mission of St Bernard’s Preparatory School is to educate towards love and service to God, each other and the wider community.
Through our broad, balanced curriculum we will develop an understanding of each faith and the values we share.
We will treat each person with respect, knowing we are special and unique.
At St Bernard’s Preparatory School, children are educated in a nurturing community where each person is loved and valued. We aim to follow the example of the Bernardine Sisters in having prayer and worship at the centre of our lives. With God as our shelter, we strive to be of service to others and uphold the Christian values of love, forgiveness and compassion that Jesus taught us.
We promote the spiritual life of the School Community by giving primacy to worship and prayer together. We develop the potential of all children by encouraging them to learn for themselves in a search for knowledge and truth and to strive for academic excellence.
We strive to achieve a well-rounded education, developing student’s intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual qualities. We foster an appreciation of life-enhancing skills by developing creative and artistic talents. We are a place of Christian service where we are sensitive to the needs of others. We develop a sense of justice amongst the children, promote human rights and put emphasis on the importance of equality amongst humanity.
Most importantly, our purpose is, in partnership with the home and parish, is to help all members of the School Community to live the Gospel values of reconciliation and forgiveness and to respond in a Christian way to the challenges of life with its joys and sorrows. Thus, it is hoped that each one will be able to achieve a loving relationship with God and all creation; to make the appropriate moral decision; and to grow towards mature membership of the Church.
- Initiate worship, celebration and prayer within the curriculum as a natural part of school life.
- Nurture a love of learning and to develop as fully as possible, each child's academic potential and talents.
- Generate an understanding of the need for care and consideration for others within our community and the wider world.
- Provide a broad balanced and challenging curriculum enriched with wider curriculum experiences and opportunities for learning; where there is stretch and challenge for all enabling the needs of the individual child to achieve their full potential academically, spiritually, morally, socially and physically.
- Value each child as unique and individual and made in the likeness of God, happy with the person they have become.