School Community

St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School recognises and values families as their children’s first teachers, who positively influence children’s learning and development throughout their entire schooling and beyond. We seek to foster collaborative relationships between staff, students, families, parish and the wider community. We believe that effective partnerships are based on mutual trust, respect, and a shared responsibility for the education of the children at our school.

St. Bernadette’s seeks to foster collaborative relationships with families through:

  • Principal’s Book Club – a family story time led by the Principal
  • Tea Time Tuesday- an opportunity for families to meet and share a cup of tea or coffee before school pick up
  • Parents in Partnership group (PiP)
  • A range of yearly social events, for example, Family Night, Mother’s Day breakfast, Father’s Day breakfast or Grandparents Day Morning Tea

St. Bernadette’s seeks to engage families in their children’s learning through:

  • Our ‘Learning at Home’ (Nov 2022) policy (available on our Policy Page), which recognises the importance of both formal and informal learning and encourages two-way communication between home, school and the broader community
  • Celebration of learning activities
  • Learning conversations



Wear hats that protect the face, neck and ears, i.e. broad brimmed or bucket hats


SPF 50+ sunscreen is applied at least 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapplied every two hours if outside.


Wear sun protective clothing which may include shirts with collars and longer sleeves, longer style dresses and shorts


Use available areas of shade when on duty or conducting  activities outside

Role Modeling

Staff members must role model appropriate Sunsmart practices at all times.