Kearnan College, formerly St Joseph´s, was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1925. Situated in the picturesque Southern Forest area of Manjimup, Kearnan College is a Catholic co-educational K-12 school.


The College provides educational opportunities which include highly exciting early learning and primary educational experiences with comprehensive and variety in many subject areas for Middle and Senior school students.


Steeped in history for more than 90 years, the College continues to be a thriving community which invites students and their families from Manjimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Greenbushes, Bridgetown, Boyup Brook and Nannup to enjoy unique learning and future development of skills through a whole school approach and connection to local resources.

Our Motto at Kearnan is  “Seek Truth”, and all are encouraged to strive to work together in faith as one community.  A strong  pastoral care philosophy is evident and supported by all at the College.  Parent partnerships are crucial to developing supportive relationships and are key to upholding the values  and charisms that are promoted at Kearnan College.


Opportunities to promote belonging to our community, continues to be experienced through our fully integrated House system, parish and school events, participation and attendance at Mass and prayer gatherings and assemblies.

Parents are encouraged to become involved in the Pre-Kindy program, school camps, Mother's and Father's Day initiatives, Middle School transitions, parent information nights, volunteering as an Advisory Council member  and  participating at P&F functions and fundraising events.

Students are invited to take up the challenge to embrace every learning opportunity to enable them to achieve their aspirational goals.

Students are encouraged to develop a passion for learning.  When they do, they will never cease to grow.

Please browse our school website, you will be surprised by what you learn about our unique educational setting.


​Carol Geurts