In 1969 when Mt Tarcoola consisted of little more than Sydney Street, and Rangeway was just a little fledgling suburb, St John’s School and Parish was established. These twin institutions had a mission to represent and spread the Catholic Faith on this south-eastern frontier of Geraldton.
Under the guidance of the then parish priest, Monsignor John Barden, and with the foundation Principal, Sr Raphael Quirke a Presentation Sister, St John’s School began with two classrooms. From those early pioneering days the school has steadily grown in size but it has managed to maintain the character of a small family school.
Today students come from almost every suburb of Geraldton, and areas beyond the city, to be part of this special place of learning. St John’s is a Catholic school that espouses the Catholic beliefs and values as part and parcel of everyday life. St John’s School is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all areas of student endeavour. The school, its students, staff and community members enjoy a very friendly and caring environment. The spirit of cooperation and common purpose that has long existed between St John’s students, staff and parents will continue into the future ensuring the continuation of all that is good and valued within our school community.