My Heart for Thy Cause I Offer
Promptly and Sincerely
The John Calvin School is a school with the Bible, established by the members of the Albany Free Reformed Church in 1962.
The John Calvin School obeys the Lord's command written in Deuteronomy. "And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your hearts; and you shall teach them diligently to you children..."
(Deut. 6: 6 & 7)
The John Calvin School follows the Australian Curriculum and includes a Biblical cross curriculum priority embedded in all learning areas.
The John Calvin School strives to optimally equip every student for their service to God and the neighbour.
Teaching Covenant children, that is: assisting the parents of the Free Reformed Churches in the upbringing of their children by providing Reformed education based on God's Word as summarised in the Three Forms of Unity.
The education at a Reformed School must, as integral part of the instruction of the Covenant children, and in subjection to the Word of God, help to optimally quip them for their service to God and to their neighbour.
The heritage of our school can be traced to the time of the Great 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 pre-eminence 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.