Discere et Agere : To Learn and To Do

A Catholic boys’ college in the Edmund Rice Tradition

Achieving Excellence Through Learning and Doing

Welcome to St Bernard's College!

For more than 75 years, St Bernard's has served the local communities of Essendon and its surrounds with a quality Catholic Education. As well as our 14 hectare site at West Essendon, the College also operates its nine hectare Santa Monica campus on the Great Ocean Road near Lorne where our Year 9 away-from-home program is held.

2018 College Tours

Parents interested in a tour of the College, in preparation for an enrolment application for Year 7 2020, will need to book a place using the link below:

2018 College Tour Bookings

EREA Statement on the Royal Commission's Final Report

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) has today welcomed the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, with great sadness for the ordeals of survivors and victims, gratitude for their courage, and shame for the failures of institutions established to care for children.

Please find in the link below a statement acknowledging the Royal Commission’s Final Report on behalf of Edmund Rice Education Australia.

EREA Statement on the Royal Commission's Final Report

Principal's Welcome

The video below features College Principal Adam Taylor's welcome message.

College News


Sports News


Important Notices


College Newsletter

The College newsletter is published every second Friday during Term. For a full list of publication dates, please visit the Newsletter page.

Download or view the current edition (23 February 2018) in PDF format [743KB]:

The College newsletter contains all the latest news and events regarding College life, including regular contributions from the Music, Drama and Sports departments.

Parents are notified by email regarding the availability of each new edition of the newsletter. If you have not been receiving an email notification, please check that we have your correct email details via the college Parent Portal.

For more information, access to back issues and a list of publication dates, please visit the Newsletter page.

Upcoming Events

Term Dates

Please visit the Calendar page for a complete listing of upcoming events.