The heritage of the John Calvin schools can be traced to the time of the Reformation and it owes its name and emblem to a man used by God to lead the people back to Biblical truth. John Calvin (1509-1564), a Frenchman, sought to highlight the preeminence of God in all of life. This conviction is symbolised in the School Crest where man offers his heart to the Lord, promptly and sincerely. This is the foundation of the School's educational philosophy.
Other Western Australia John Calvin Schools are based in Albany, Armadale, Bunbury, Kelmscott and Rockingham.