A Catholic Christian school derives its identity and culture from its Catholic Christian character, known as its charism. The word, charism, in the tradition of the Church, refers to the spiritual gifts used for the service of the whole community. The central influence on the charism of the school is the person of Christ.
St Bernardine was a Franciscan priest who espoused the values of the Franciscan order. These under-pinning values, which are often called the Franciscan Five, are: Service, Humility, Peace-making, Collegiality and Contemplation. St Bernardine has a particular focus on the mercy, compassion and forgiveness of Jesus and the love of Mary.
Our spiritual identity is expressed through our school prayer and song.