Welcome to Bunbury Catholic College

Joining Our Leadership Team

Deputy Principal Simon Jones

Simon brings decades of experience as a Science Teacher and keen SCUBA diver to the role of Deputy Principal which he commenced at the beginning of 2024.

Hailing from the south of England near Stonehenge, Simon has held a strong connection to the South West region since moving here with his wife Aimee in 2004. Their son was born in Bunbury in 2006.

As a Science Teacher Simon specialises in Biology, Human Biology, Psychology and Marine Science – he holds a Master of Science degree in Oceanography.

Simon’s passion for education and commitment to fostering academic excellence led him to leadership roles, including Head of Science at Mater Dei College and Servite College, and most recently Deputy Principal – Curriculum at St Mary’s College in Broome.

Joining Our Leadership Team

Business Manager Emily McKelvie

Emily commenced in the role of Business Manager at the beginning of 2024.

She has been a Chartered Accountant for ten years and has a background in auditing.

For three years prior to joining the College, Emily was employed by Catholic Education WA.

In the role of Business Manager, Emily is responsible for the oversight of administration, finance, property and IT at the College.

Emily is passionate about giving back to the community and is the Chair for Relay For Life Bunbury.

New BCC Logo for 2024

The launch of the new Bunbury Catholic College Crest took place on Feast Day—August 24 2023.

This crest is the result of an extensive process of design and ideas from staff, the Student Leadership Council and the College Advisory Council.

  • The Red M symbolises our commitment to the Marist charism. Red is one of the colours traditionally associated with Mary, especially Eastern iconography, and is often seen in the colour of her veil or cloak. The colour red is associated with love, humanity, witness, and the divinity of God.
  • The green in the base symbolises the Irish Mercy Sisters foundational role in our school’s journey. The Mercy Sisters established the first Catholic school in Bunbury in 1883, and Bunbury Catholic College was established in 1973 following the amalgamation of St Joseph’s Secondary School for Girls with St Francis Xavier College for boys which was established by the Marist Brothers in 1954. Green is a symbol of the earth, fertility, humanity, hope and life, and a reminder of the mission of the Church in the world.
  • The gold cross symbolises Jesus as being central to the faith of our school and our challenge to live according to the Gospel. The colour also symbolises hope, love, joy and the Glory of God.

Bunbury Catholic College acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which the College is located, the Wardandi people of the Noongar Nation.

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