Under God’s blessing, Byford John Calvin School was officially opened on January 29, 1999. Surrounded by horse paddocks, fields and bush, the school was erected next to the Free Reformed Church of Byford. At the commencement of that first school year, there were five classes from Years 1-7 with approximately 100 children.
With the 20th Anniversary of the school being celebrated in 2020, the community can reflect with thankfulness on the growth that God has allowed and blessed. Byford John Calvin School currently caters for over 200 students from Kindy – Year 6. It remains next to the Free Reformed Church of Byford but the rural feel of paddocks and bush has disappeared. With subdivisions and development around Byford area expanding at a rapid rate, the school has fast become surrounded by residential housing, a large high school and a few commercial buildings and shops.
The classrooms themselves are situated in a semi-circle format, enclosing a courtyard and central playground, creating a sense of community and cooperation. A well-appointed library, cared for by volunteer staff, is situated to the side and a large multi-purpose hall has been erected at the back of the property next to a large oval. An enclosed nature playground is used and enjoyed by the Early Childhood students.
The School holds many community events that involve parents, grandparents, siblings and wider family. Events such as Open Day, Sport’s Day, School Sleepover and Community BBQs always see a wonderful turnout of support. The school is also supported by elected members of the Council who volunteer their time to assist with the direction of the school, supporting staff and maintaining the school grounds and buildings.
As the school continues to grow, principal, staff, students and the broader community continue to seek God’s blessing so that our work may be to the praise and glory of His great name.
The school serves and is supported by the local Free Reformed Churches, with enrolment in the school being dependent on being a member of a local Free Reformed Church.
Please feel free to browse the rest of this website to gain more information about our beliefs, values and views on education and how that transforms into teaching the children in a Christian environment.
Mick ten Haaf
Phone: (08) 9525 0261
Address: 30 Soldiers Road, Byford WA 6122
Postal: PO Box 30, Byford WA 6122