Our History

School History
St. Bernard’s School Kojonup, was established by the Sisters of Mercy and has been meeting the educational, spiritual and pastoral needs of children in Kojonup since 1952. The Mercy Sisters were active in the school until 1986 when the administration and management were entrusted to a total lay staff. Through the course of its history, St. Bernard’s has become an integral part of the town being one of the longest surviving institutions and responsible for the primary school education of many within the Kojonup community.

School Crest
The school’s crest was designed by one of St Bernard’s early teaching sisters, Sr. Vincent (Sisters of Mercy).

Our motto: RESPICE STELLAM – Look/Reach to the Stars

The image of the SHEEP reflects the agricultural industry of Kojonup

The M is for Mercy, connecting with the Sisters of Mercy who established the school and also with the need for care, compassion, reconciliation & understanding to all peoples (especially the disadvantaged).

The BIBLE reflects the message of God

The STAR is our call to follow Christ

Respice Stellam

Look to the Star