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

Director of Curriculum
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Elizabeth Thomson

Director of Pastoral Care
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David Housden

Director of Studies

STAFF LIST

BUSINESS MANAGER

Dominic Outtrim

 

DIRECTOR OF SPORT

Andrew Cavill

 

HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

Arts | Mary Horner
Careers | Jeanne Lomax
Commerce | Nicola de Villiers
English | Kirsten Edie
Languages | Manu Corcoran
Learning Support | Sue Johnson
Maori | Tupu Williams
Maths | Dan Shaw
PE | Te Wai Piripi
Religious Studies | Jonny Boon
Science | Brenten Higson
Social Sciences | Christina Calcinai
Technology | Patrick Cassidy

 
 

 

YEAR 7/8

DEAN  - Hamish Sutherland

TUTOR TEACHERS

Perry Nicol -  8NI
Anne O'Donovan - 8OD
Emma Wallis - 8WL
Hilary Asquith - 7AS
Kirsten Edie - 7EE
Kent Harris - 7HR

 YEAR 9

DEAN - Mark Harrison

TUTOR TEACHERS

Elsabie Prasad - 9EP
Paulina Watson - 9WA
Dan Shaw- 9SH
Bradley Hudson - 9HU
Philip Carew - 9CE

YEAR 10

DEAN - Jonny Hewson

TUTOR TEACHERS

Jonny Boon - 10BN
Brenten Higson - 10HI
Jenny O'Brien - 10OB
Christina Calcinai - 10CL
Patrick Mackle - 10MA
Jacob Harris - 10HS
Adam Cooper - 10CP

 YEAR 11

DEAN - Luka Andic

TUTOR TEACHERS

Kerry Logan - 11LG
Sue Johnson - 11JO
Nila Uili - 11UI
Kirstyn Hatton - 11HO
Tupu Williams - 11WI
Claire Mowday - 11MO


 

 YEAR 12

DEAN - Manu Corcoran

TUTOR TEACHERS

David Housden - 12DH
Kavita Gounder - 12GO
John Palamo - 12PA
Panapa Lafoa'i- 12LF
David Sefton - 12SE
Liz Thomson - 12ET

 YEAR 13

DEAN - Chris Hart

TUTOR TEACHERS

Simon Stack - 13ST
Te Wai Piripi - 13PI
Jeanne Lomax - 13LO
Peter Crisp - 13CR
Mary Horner - 13HN

 

 

TEACHERS

Belinda Brown
Julie Collow
Kristen Gibb
Beatrix Marrero

TEACHER AIDES

Jennifer Cousine
Susan De Gruttola
Clare Dulver
Karen McAuliffe
Glenys Shkopiak
Jill Tuau

SUPPORT STAFF

School Secretary |  Nicola Grant
Accounts Receivable |  Nicola Graham
Administration |  Kay Hudson
Accounts Payable/Uniform Shop |  Vicki Foss
Careers Assistant | Linda Birkby
Caretaker |  Terence Davis
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