Saint Bernadette's School - Loving our learning, Living our faith, Knowing our God

Loving our Learning,
Living our Faith,
Knowing our God


15 May 2020


Kia ora koutou,


We are excited and ready to welcome back all students on Monday morning.  For school to work well in the new careful normal that is Level 2 there are a few things you need to know.


  • If children are sick they need to stay home.
  • School will start at the normal time of 8.50am.  Children should arrive between 8.30 (when the doors will be unlocked) and 8.50.
  • All children will sanitise their hands on arrival. 
  • All children need to enter their own class through their own class door.
  • Parents, caregivers, friends and family will not be coming onto the school site.  This means children will come through the school gate unaccompanied by adults.
  • If you have a specific reason to come into school you must go to the office and sign in.  No one is permitted beyond the office unless escorted by a member of staff.


All of these things will mean that we can focus on hygiene and contact registers as children and teachers get back to learning at school.  


Everyone who comes on site must sign in so dropping off and picking up your children at your car will be much safer for everyone.  Adults will also need to be conscious of not gathering at the school gates.  It is an adult responsibility to keep up the physical distancing.


Thank you for your support in getting everyone back to school in our safer version of normal at Level 2.


Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.


Nga mihi,


Jo Buckley

principal@stbs.school.nz




Loving our Learning

Learning is the focus of all that we do at St Bernadette’s. Teachers and students work together to gain the most they can from positive learning experiences. We have a particular emphasis in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy. Our aim is to encourage children to develop into life long active learners who are confident, connected, creative and motivated to strive to achieve their best.

Living our Faith

St Bernadette’s is a Catholic school. We hope that students and teachers grow in their faith through living it. Our Christian values will be reflected in everything we say and do. A culture of respect is nurtured in the school. Respecting the dignity of each human being as being created by God in the image of God.

Knowing our God

Through our integral relationship with the St Bernadette’s Church Community     with the Parish of Te Awakairangi and the Religious Education and Prayer programmes we have at school, we help the children to build a relationship with their God. We aim to have that relationship reflected in our daily lives.