A Message from the Principal
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to St James Catholic Primary School's website, which will provide you with an insight into our wonderful community.
Ensuring the care, wellbeing and protection of each of our children and young people is paramount at St James. We celebrate the sanctity and unique dignity of each human being.
We value our Catholic Identity and our role in the faith development of our families. We have a strong focus on social justice and creating students to become active agents of positive change and appreciation and understanding of others.
Communication is important in recognising, establishing and valuing a close partnership between the teachers, students, parents, parish and local community.
Primary school years are essential in the development of your child academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually, equipping them to be outstanding, active and informed citizens beyond their primary school years.
St. James has 241 students, who are our greatest gifts. Every one of our students is treasured as individuals and for being part of the St. James Parish community. We pride ourselves on the friendliness of our school community and that we genuinely care about every child and family within the school.
At St James we endeavour to provide holistic, challenging and engaging learning experiences. Through deep learning and powerful teaching our students become animated learners. Students should; know themselves, flourish, demonstrate agency and make a difference. We are passionate about providing rich and authentic learning where students not only become informed, but active global citizens.
We regularly monitor our students’ progress and invite open and honest communication with parents. We strive for growth in all student outcomes; academic, spiritual, social and emotional.
Personalised learning is supported through a variety of programs and resources such as Reading Recovery, Numeracy Intervention and Levelled Literacy. The school is well resourced with digital technology offering 1:1 devices.
Our specialist programs are; Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Japanese.
For busy families we provide a Before/After School Care.
At St. James there are many opportunities for parents to become involved in the school such as: Parents Association, Parish School Education Advisory Board, Class Rep, helping in the classroom or attending social functions, assemblies or working bees. We encourage parents to partner with us in their child’s learning, a partnership built on respect, inclusiveness and pastoral care.
We look forward to welcoming your family to St. James.
Brendan Flanagan, Principal