John Paul College is a Catholic Co-Educational Secondary School formed in 1984 by the amalgamation of PRENDIVILLE COLLEGE 'for Girls' (Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart) and CHRISTIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE, CBC, 'for boys' Kalgoorlie.
Although celebrating thirty years of service to the community of Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields in 2014, the traditions of the College draw on and celebrate over one hundred years of involvement in local education by our four founding Orders, the Christian Brothers, the Sisters of St Joseph, the Sisters of St John of God and the Sisters of Mercy.
The College crest contains the cross, a sign of faith that inspires one to excellence with God as our leader. The open book with the Greek letters Alpha and Omega symbolises God as the beginning and the end of all truth. The headframe is symbolic of Kalgoorlie and indicates the close relationship that has developed between the school and the community.
The motto of the College is 'Justice, Peace and Charity'. These words have been strongly exemplified by the Religious Congregations who brought Catholic Education to the Goldfields and remains a relevant focus in the College today.