Striving for excellence

The Dandenong Ranges tower over the school.

St Bernadette’s, The Basin is nestled at the base of the Dandenong Ranges in a beautiful rural-style setting the school says is unmatched by any other school in the Melbourne suburbs.

The Dandenong Ranges tower over the school and provide a stunning backdrop to the natural environment and expansive grounds upon which the school is built.

At St Bernadette’s, the student is at the centre of everything the school strives for.

St Bernadette’s provides Catholic school values and education for all school members, but also celebrates and serves the diverse wider community that they are part of by welcoming those from other traditions and faith backgrounds as well as families from a non-faith background.

Within a school of about 200 students, learning and wellbeing is personalised to ensure that every child achieves success and is learning at their point of need.

Learning is strongest when learners are engaged within the St Bernadette’s community and it is this community that sets them apart from others.

At the heart of the school is the desire for the full flourishing of each of the students – their religious, physical, cognitive, emotional and social learning.

The single word that resonates with everyone at St Bernadette’s is “commUNITY”.

The community is filled with wonderful students, supportive and welcoming parents and amazingly dedicated staff.

The students at St Bernadette’s are supported to engage in a broad range of learning experiences both within and beyond the classroom.

More information is provided at, where you can also book a personalised school tour.