St Bernard's School, Coburg East

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St Bernard's School, Coburg East

Principal:  Mrs Joanne Doherty

E No.  E1151

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9384 8500

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St Bernard’s is a co-educational Primary School situated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, providing a Catholic education for children from Years Foundation (Prep) to Six. The school opened on 3rd February 1941, with an enrolment of 106 children and currently has an enrolment of 226.


At St Bernard’s, we have endeavoured to provide an environment that is safe, inclusive, supportive and empowering. Our programs, policies and procedures have aimed to improve the students’ resilience and provide understandings and strategies for all members of our community.

The multicultural and diverse nature of the school continues, with twenty-nine different nationalities being represented. St Bernard’s has 43.4% of students being from a LOTE background. The area is residential and the socio economic status is changing. The changing demographic of the area is resulting in a decline in enrolments.


We structure our classes in such a way, as to provide optimal learning opportunities for the children. We have specialist programs in Literacies, Information and Technology (L.I.T.), L.O.T.E. (Italian), Physical Education and Music. We also had a Reading Recovery Program and Leaders of Learning and Teaching, Numeracy, Literacy, Wellbeing and Welfare.

An Out of School Hours Care Program is offered on site. Before and After Care programs are provided on both a casual and permanent basis. We also have a Vacation Care program. The program provides a much needed service to our community in a welcoming, well supervised and structured setting.

School location

Address:  36 Patterson Street
Coburg East VIC 3058

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Northern

Parish:  St Bernard's