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

Patrick Cassidy  |  Technology
Manu Corcoran | Languages
Paul Cutler  |  Health/Guidance Counsellor
Brenten Higson | Science
Mary Horner   |  Arts
Chris Hosnell | Maths
Sue Johnson   |  Learning Support
Jeanne Lomax    |  Careers
Kirsten Edie  |  English
Te Wai Piripr   |  PE
Hamish Sutherland   |  Religious Studies
Tupu Williams  |  Maori

 
 

 

YEAR 7/8

DEAN  - Hamish Sutherland

TUTOR TEACHERS

Perry Nicol -  8NI
Jenny O'Brien - 8OB
Kent Harris - 8HR
Hilary Asquith - 7AS
Janellle King - 7KI
Emma Wallis - 7WL

 YEAR 9

DEAN - Jonny Hewson

TUTOR TEACHERS

Patrick Barry - 9BY
Elsibie Prasad - 9EP
Michael Graham - 9GR
Megan Ward - 9WR
Kerry Logan - 9LG

YEAR 10

DEAN - Luka Andic

TUTOR TEACHERS 

Bradley Hudson - 10HU
Jonny Boon - 10BN
Kirsten Edie - 10EE
Brenten Higson - 10HI

 YEAR 11

DEAN - Dan Shaw

TUTOR TEACHERS

Simon Stack - 11ST
Paul Cutler - 11CU
John Palamo - 11PA
Liz Thomson - 11ET
Jeanne Lomax - 11LO
David Sefton - 11SE
Phillip Carew - 11CE


 

 YEAR 12

DEAN - Chris Hart

TUTOR TEACHERS

Te Wai Piripi - 12PI
Tupu Williams - 12WI
Panapa Lafoa'i - 12LF
Mary Horner - 12HN
Christina Calcinai - 12CL
Sue Johnson - 12JO

 YEAR 13

DEAN - Manu Corcoran

TUTOR TEACHERS

David Housden - 13DH
Peter Crisp - 13CR
Kavita Gounder - 13GO
Nila Uli - 13UI
Michael Barlow - 13BA
Fiona Esau-Clarkson - 13ES

 

 

TEACHERS

Belinda Brown
Kristen Gibb
Gina Reid
Paulina Watson

TEACHER AIDES

Ruth Coleman
Jennifer Cousine
Karen McAuliffe
Glenys Shkopiak
Jill Tuau

SUPPORT STAFF

Jan Connor - Careers Assistant
Terence Davis - Caretaker
Vicki Foss - Uniform Shop/Accounts Payable
Nicola Graham - Accounts Receivable
Nicola Grant - School Secretary
Kay Hudson - Administration
Brandon Karawana - Sports Co-ordinator
Emma Kent - Information Centre Manager
Lynley Pawson - Science Technician

 

 

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