Welcome to the St James College website, where you will be able to explore the opportunities and resources that we make available for our young men and our families.
St James College is a Catholic College, based on Gospel values: values where we encounter the love of God in Jesus Christ. The first and foremost Gospel value is that of Love - love and respect of oneself, and love, respect and support of those with whom we live, work and play.
The St James College motto ‘Unity In Christ’, offers a challenge to all in the St James College community to work together to achieve our vision. At St James College we engage young men in positive learning relationships, which endeavour to meet individual needs and give all young men opportunities for success.
We consider that the motto ‘Unity in Christ’ is a stimulus for all, not only the young men of St James College, but all associated with the College, and all involved in the ‘Human and Christian education’ (St John Baptist De La Salle) offered at St James College.
St James College is influenced through the Charism of St John Baptist De La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Brothers who administered St James College for more than forty years with the last Brother at the College finishing in 2011. St John Baptist De La Salle, when establishing the Christian Schools some 330 years ago, placed much emphasis on the Human and Christian education of young people. Today, this thought challenges all to apply positive Christian attitudes towards their own worth, and interaction with others, while supporting each other in positive involvement and achievement.
The College theme for this year is 'Love God and Work Together'. This theme is derived from St Paul’s Letter to the Romans, and we see this as relevant and important as it emphasises our Catholic faith and reminds us that as followers of Christ, we should contribute our talents for the good of all.
Throughout 2017, our challenge is to continue to consider the College’s vision and motto as applicable to all and to all that we do, so that together as a school community, we provide opportunities for success where excellence, integrity and respect are highly valued.
2017 promises to be another exciting year for the College with the Opening of our new Visual and Performing Arts Centre, and, with further building works taking place around the College to provide more purposeful recreational and learning areas for our students.
May God bless all associated with St James College in 2017, with the courage and determination required to achieve our vision.