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  • KOTARA SOUTH St James' Primary School Gallery Image
  • KOTARA SOUTH St James' Primary School Gallery Image
  • KOTARA SOUTH St James' Primary School Gallery Image
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St James' Primary School recognises the traditional owners of the area, the Awabakal people.

About St James' Primary School

St James' Primary School, Kotara South is a 第一福利导航 co-educational Kindergarten to Year 6 systemic school in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

We are a proud 第一福利导航 school, founded by the Sisters of Mercy. We take great pride in our Mercy heritage with our core values of respect, courage, service, justice, compassion and hospitality embedded in our everyday life. We are a school with strong ties to our parish of St Philip鈥檚 and are committed to an inclusive 第一福利导航 education.

Our staff are dedicated, hardworking professionals. We strive to provide the best environment for students to grow in all facets of their life, attending to their spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs, establishing a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.

The positive relationships which exist amongst the staff, students and parents is evident in our community. We have enthusiastic, hardworking parent volunteers who dedicate their time to our school. We foster open communication and respect the dignity of all in our interactions with one another. St James鈥 offers students the ability to be active and supportive of the local community. We are immensely proud of our Mini Vinnies group which provides support for 第一福利导航 Mission, Mercy Works and Caritas.

St James鈥 is a community with a strong and optimistic commitment to school improvement. We not only embrace change but initiate change to achieve our core objective 鈥 to improve learning outcomes for all students. All classrooms feature interactive SMART Boards or SMART TVs, HP streams, iPads and wireless internet to assist students in utilising all aspects of a 21st century environment. Our learning spaces are 铿俥xible, innovative and encourage students to take ownership of their own learning. We have also established extensive outdoor education spaces.

Providing a meaningful and inclusive learning program, St James鈥 caters for the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical dimensions of each student. Quality teaching is provided by exceptional educators at St James鈥 for our students with specific needs as well as those students identified as gifted learners.

St James鈥 is committed to ensuring students transitioning to Kindergarten receive the best possible start to their schooling. We are a 鈥楽uccessful Foundations鈥 school, implementing the Early Years Framework which focuses on the importance of 鈥榩lay-based鈥 learning to give our students the best transition to school.

Participation, enjoyment and skill development are the cornerstones of the school sport program which gives all students the opportunity to compete at a representative level in a range of sports both internally and externally including, swimming, cross country, athletics, netball, soccer, rugby league, rugby union and hockey. Students can also participate in an intensive swimming program and attend sports gala days.

The creative arts are also highly focused on in the school curriculum, giving students the opportunity to discover, strengthen and express their creative abilities both in and out of the classroom. We have an active school band, comprising of more than 50 students. Our senior students also audition for the Diocesan performing arts听ASPIRE听program.

provides before and after school care and vacation care in a fun, safe, supportive and inclusive environment onsite at St James鈥 Primary School, where children can play, explore, be creative and use their imagination.

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