Our school works closely with parents to assist students to develop their full potential as an important individual in our school and in our world.

St James School educates young people in all dimensions of life by:

  • developing the whole person
  • encouraging a life-long search for truth and love of learning
  • inviting them to grow in personal responsibility and freedom
  • encouraging the pursuit of excellence
  • developing an open and critical attitude to the world of today
  • promoting cooperative relationships and partnerships.

The curriculum taught is based on the national Australian Curriculum, the SA Crossways Framework and the SA Made In The Image of God Framework. Teachers are provided with a framework and curriculum which they use to design learning experiences and assessment tasks and adjust accordingly to suit the particular needs of students.

Learning & Teaching

We believe that children learn best when they are happy, well, valued and engaged. Teachers develop relationships with students first and foremost that demonstrate care for each child. Through various roles and activities and general interactions we get to know students and their families. Really knowing the child is essential.

Our teaching styles accommodate the levels of wellbeing and learning in students and also their varying learning styles. In the early years teachers offer play-based learning experiences through Investigation times. This develops through middle and upper primary where students are engaged in interest-based research projects that are linked to curriculum areas. These experiences complement explicit teaching of all curriculum areas.

In the classrooms you will see a variety of colourful learning environments that are welcoming, engaging and comfortable for students.