The College was founded in 2000 in renovated temporary facilities on the grounds of Kalgoorlie Baptist Church, with 44 students in three classes from Kindy to Year 8.
This brought to reality the work of a committee chaired by Colin Smout, who had captured a vision for an alternate education in Kalgoorlie-Boulder that provided education in a Christian environment and with a Christian ethos, for the youth of the city.
Following the purchase of the current property, the first suite of eight rooms was built, together with the relocation and renovation of transportable rooms for use as the College Administration building and Staff Room. We were able to move into our current campus in November 2004. Since that time, gradual development has continued, as God has given the resources.
Two more transportable buildings were added and, in time for the 2006 College year, a second set of specialist rooms was completed for Secondary needs. 2008 brought about the opening of Stage Three, with more Secondary classrooms and our library.
The GBC Community Hall was built in 2010, and a new Administration building was completed in 2011.
In 2020, despite the pressures and demands of a year touched by COVID-19, we persevered in our Year of Celebration, rejoicing in the College’s 20th anniversary and completing another suite of specialist Secondary classrooms.
The story continues with us today, with each member of the Board, staff, student body and community working together to build the life and legacy of Goldfields Baptist College, as God blesses and breathes life into all that we endeavour to achieve in the glorification of His name.