Parents & Friends Association

The St James College Parents and Friends Committee invites you to come along to our friendly monthly meetings. Find out about how you can support your school, your fellow parents and your children and contribute to the life of our great little school! The meetings are a great way to meet other parents and find out more about the school.

Your support would be appreciated.

Date Every third Wednesday of term time
2017 Scheduled Dates Wednesday 15 February           
Wednesday 15 March              
Wednesday 19 April
Wednesday 17 May          
Wednesday 21 June
Wednesday 19 July
August - no meeting due to Brisbane Show Holiday
September - no meeting due to School Holidays
Wednesday 18 October
Wednesday 15 November
Time From 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Location St James Room. Top floor of the main St James Administration Building (Use side stairs).
Chairperson Lezah Kupfer. 

Tip For Parents (Year 7 – 8 2016)

House Deans

The pastoral care is a crucial aspect of St James College. Each student will be allocated a House, and each House is headed by a House Dean. Within each House, your child will then be allocated a “Home Room”. Each “Home Room” will be assigned a “Home Room Teacher”. The “Home Room Teacher” is the first and last teacher your child will see each day in a semi-formal/formal environment depending on the nature of the session.

It is important you know which House, and “Home Room” your child belongs to and which “Home Room Teacher” they belong to. This is your link to find out how your child is settling into St James, providing personal information which may affect your child during the course of the school day. Providing information to House Deans and Home Room Teachers allows the teachers to better understand your child.

The St James College Pastoral Care House System page will provide you with further details each house system.

Textbooks

St James College runs a book hire scheme for all students. Textbooks will usually be issued to students in their first lesson. At the end of every term, the textbook is returned to the hire scheme for safe keeping, and reissued at the start of the next term.

Student Diary

The student diary will be issued at the start of term. There is an abundant amount of information contained in the diary. This diary is a living document, it is your connection to each teacher in the classroom. If you are wondering how your child is progressing in class, just pen a note in their diary for the next lesson. If the query is of a personal nature, email the teacher using the standard email format firstname.lastname@stjamescollege.qld.edu.au .

Don’t know the name of the teacher, no problems, check with your child’s House Deans via email, or call the school.

Email

Each teacher has a St James College email account. The standard email address is firstname.lastname@stjamescollege.qld.edu.au . This is the standard email format for House Deans, Home Room Teachers, Teachers.

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Useful Resources

Parenting Ideas - St James College is a Parenting Ideas School. Families can access fantastic resources fro parenting teenagers produced by Michael Grose and his team. More information

Username: stjamescollege
Password: jimmies1868

Positive Partnerships - free two-day workshop for parents and carers of school aged children on the autism spectrum. More information

My Future: My Life is a ground-breaking initiative that encourages and supports Queensland secondary students with a disability to prepare and plan for life after school.