The school was named St John Paul II Catholic Primary School from January 2016.
The school was initially known as Banksia Grove Catholic Primary School and was established in 2004. From February to the beginning of September 2004 we were housed in the parish hall at St Anthony’s in Wanneroo. On September 2nd we moved to our present site. The first day of school in the new school buildings commenced on Monday September 6th with 23 families, 40 children and 8 staff members.
Since then the school has progressed through a number of building stages so that from 2015 it had all the facilities of a fully functioning double stream primary school.
Our Crest and Motto
Our school motto "In Harmony" is a reflection of our vision for our community to be in harmony with our God, all other members of our community and our environment.
Our colours of green and red reflect the colours of the Banksia, in our local environment.
The Cross is symbolic of our Catholic faith with Christ at our centre and as our leader. The Banksia represents our environment and community. These are encapsulated in the circle as a sign of our unity and harmony.
In the spirit of Reconciliation and recognition of the original owners we also wish to acknowledge that Nidja Noongar Boodjar Noonook Niyininy. (This is Noongar land we’re standing on) that the Noongar people were the original custodians of the land we are now using for our school.
Originally St John Paul II Primary School was the second primary school in the parish of St Anthony’s Wanneroo. In February 2015, the Archbishop declared that the area was to become a parish in its own right, with its own parish priest. As a result of careful research and planning as well as input from the parishioners, the school community and Archbishop resulted in a name being given to the parish and the school.