ABOUT ST BERNARD’S COLLEGE


St Bernard’s College is an integrated Catholic Year 7 to 13 school for boys. The Marist Brothers, in response to Archbishop McKeefry’s call, opened St Bernard’s in 1946. The college is located in the centre of Lower Hutt, 20 minutes from Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. It serves the Catholic community across the Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata area. The maximum roll is 660 pupils.This is a good size, allowing the College to provide a full and varied range of subjects and activities, yet remaining small enough to ensure a caring, safe and personalised environment.

 

Empowering learners to achieve their full potential in the Marist way

The College is based on the Catholic, Gospel values which see the sanctity and dignity of the individual person as paramount. In particular, the College’s educational philosophy is based on the Marist way of living out the Gospel.

  • Empowering our students and removing barriers that might prevent them from becoming the best person that they can be
  • A teaching and learning environment that is student-centered, celebrates diversity and always seeks to focus on the growth of the individual
  • Providing the widest range of academic, sporting, spiritual, cultural and creative opportunities that we can
  • Working with families in the firm belief that education is a partnership.

An educational beacon of innovation and quality

To empower our students we provide them with learning pathways and engaging learning opportunities that allow them to fulfil their potential and become just, informed and successful citizens.

  • We set high expectations for all of our community. We seek success and celebrate it.
  • We are constantly examining our own practice and systems in the light of best practice, national educational priorities and the needs of our community and of our students as individuals.
  • We strive to provide a teaching and learning environment that is modern and therefore enhances innovation and quality. Our aim is always to be known as a learning institution that others look to as a model of best practice.

College Staff

Meet our team

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Simon Stack

Principal
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David Sefton

Deputy Principal - Curriculum
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Elizabeth Thomson

Deputy Principal - Pastoral Care
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David Housden

Assistant Principal

STAFF LIST

BUSINESS MANAGER

Dominic Outtrim

 

DIRECTOR OF SPORT

Andrew Cavill

HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

Arts | Mary Horner
Careers | Jeanne Lomax
Commerce | David Housden
Digital Technologies | David Housden
English | Kirsten Edie
Languages | Manu Corcoran
Learning Support | Sue Johnson
Maths | Dan Shaw
PE | Jonny Hewson
Religious Studies | Jonny Boon
Science | Brenten Higson
Social Sciences | Bradley Hudson
Technology | Patrick Cassidy


 

YEAR 7

DEAN  - Emma Wallis

TUTOR TEACHERS

Hilar Asquith - 7AS
Claire Mowday - 7MO
Emma Wallis - 7WL

 YEAR 8

DEAN - Hamish Sutherland

TUTOR TEACHERS

Andrew Clarke - 8AC
Hamish Sutherland - 8SU
Adam Cooper - 8CP

YEAR 9

DEAN - Kent Harris

TUTOR TEACHERS

Elsabie Prasad - 9EP
Paulina Watson - 9WA
Jonny Boon - 9 BN
Bradley Hudson - 9HU

 YEAR 10

DEAN - Mark Harrsion

TUTOR TEACHERS

Brenten Higson - 10HI
Jenny O'Brien - 10OB
Patrick Mackle - 10MA
Jacob Harris - 10HS
Hayden Mourits - 10MU


 

 YEAR 11

DEAN - Chris Hart

TUTOR TEACHERS

Celina Jennings - 11JE
Sue Johnson - 11JO
Mary Horner - 11HN
Trix Marrero - 11MR
Rose Cook - 11CK
Dan Shaw - 11SH
Jonny Hewson - 11HE

 YEAR 12

DEAN - Luka Andic

TUTOR TEACHERS

David Housden - 12DH
Kavita Gounder - 12GO
Peter Crisp - 12CR
Nila Uila - 12UI
David Sefton - 12SE
Kirsytn Hatton - 12HO

 YEAR 13

DEAN - Manu Corcoran

TUTOR TEACHERS

Arif Ahmed - 13AH
Kirsten Edie - 13EE
Perry Nicol - 13NI
Kerry Logan - 13LG
John Palamo - 13PA


 

TEACHERS

Kristen Gibb
Joanne Doak
Jonathan Doak

TEACHER AIDES

Jennifer Cousine
Clare Dulver
Karen McAuliffe
Glenys Shkopiak
Jill Tuau

SUPPORT STAFF

School Secretary | Nicola Grant
Accounts Payable/Receivable | Nicola Graham
Administration | Kay Hudson
Careers Assistant | Wayne Bishop
Caretaker | Aaron Priest
Guidance Councellor | Mary-Grace Williams
Information Centre Manager | Emma Kent
Science Technician | Lynley Pawson
Sports Co-ordinator | Brandon Karawana


 

Format for staff email: First initial of the first name then surname @sbc.school.nz