Year 10 Graduation
On Thursday 7th December, we celebrated the Year 10 graduation. The traditional Graduation Mass was celebrated by Fr. Michael Sierakowski, Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Parish. The students were then presented with their Semester 2 subject awards.
On Thursday 7th December, the Years 7, 8,
and 9 young men and staff of St James College celebrated the annual Mass of Thanksgiving, for all the blessings of 2017.
Flag Handover Ceremony
On Thursday 16th November, we gathered as a college community in the Joseph Gabel Hall for the annual Flag Handover Liturgy. This special occasion recognises the “changing of the guard” in that we formally acknowledge and say farewell to our 2017 College Leaders whilst introducing our new College Leaders for 2018.Read more >
SIS Arts and Technology Exhibition
The annual SIS art and technology exhibition took place this week, with the official opening on
Monday 13th November. Over 30 St James College students had their work exhibited at Cube 37
Gallery in Frankston and many of these students and their families attended the evening which
was official opened by Nathan Loutit.
2017 Lasallian Public Speaking Challenge
The 2017 Lasallian Public Speaking Challenge was held on Wednesday 18th October at De La Salle College in Malvern. This competition has a long tradition, being instituted in honour of Brother Quentin O’Halloran who was in attendance to present the students with their awards. Students from St James College, St Bede’s College and De La Salle College took part in the evening. Congratulations to all the participating students for being the best speakers in their school.Read more >
On Wednesday 18th October, we had a chance to go the Salvation Army in the city and learn about homelessness and homeless people.Read more >
Year 8 Camp
On Wednesday 11th October, the Year 8s went on camp to Forest Edge. It was a long trip, but when we arrived at the camp, we met an instructor named John who introduced us to the camp. After we all got our rooms allocated and we unpacked, we started activities.
Year 10 News
The boys have been busy this term finalising their subject selections and pathway choices for next year. It is hard to believe, but in a couple of months they will begin their transition programs for Year 11.Read more >
Lasalle Technical College, Papua New Guinea
Over many years, the St James College Walkathon has raised around $300,000 for Lasalle Technical College (LTC) in Hohola, Papua New Guinea. In recent years, this money has been used to fund the improvement and maintenance of various learning and sporting facilities, as well as purchase a vehicle to provide school transport for students who would otherwise walk long distances.Read more >
Reach Foundation Heroes Day
On the 14th September, all of the year 9 students participated in a workshop program ran by the Reach Foundation at the Dream Factory in Collingwood.Read more >
On Tuesday 12 September, 13 St James College students participated in the SIS Chess Competition at St Francis Xavier College. Representing 13 schools, 137 students participated in the competition.Read more >
Year 7 Retreats
The Year 7 retreat was a fun and relaxing time for everyone. It was a perfect chance to spend some good quality time with all my classmates. We started the day with some fun games and were joined by some Year 10 leaders and Mr Pat Hurst.Read more >
Our Year 7 and 8 Production for 2018 was performed to two sell-out audiences with a preview performance given to the Year 7 students.Read more >
On the 25th August the Year 9 and 10 Indonesian students went to St Joseph's Primary School, Black Rock for the annual Indonesian Day.Read more >
Warrawee Community Aged Care
On Tuesday 22nd August, several St James students went to play their musical instruments and sing for the residents of Warrawee Community Aged Care in Centre Rd, Bentleigh East.
As part of its patronage of the arts, the Moran Arts Foundation provides photographic workshops to schools around Australia. Established in 2008, the Moran School Photographic Workshop Program is an ideal way to foster creativity amongst school students.Read more >
In the final week of Term 2, the Year 10 students took part in a drivers training day in Bayswater North.Read more >
Year 10 Retreat
Near the end of Term 2, all the Year 10 students travelled to a retreat held at the Araluen Lutheran Camp. The camp was an enjoyable experience where we got to connect with our friends as well as our teachers for a few days.Read more >
St James College Celebrates the Feast Day of its Patron Saint
We were very pleased to have several De la Salle Brothers join us as special guests at our annual St James Day Mass on Monday 24th July.Read more >
Old Boys Achievements
St James College Old Boys have had a great success at the International Silent Film Festival.
Last year Julian, Anthony, Joshua and Jordan won the Australian competition. They were then invited to the International finals in Portland and after raising the money to travel over there, competed against the best Youth Silent Films in the world.
This Week our Group of St James’ Finest engaged in some Awesome activities. Five students went to the I CAN Camp a few weeks ago and they reported back on the activities that they participated in. Some of them have now forged new friendships with others they met on Camp. There is another camp in September, and many members of the group are already looking forward to it.
Year 8 PSE - Cooking with Ms O'Neill
Every second week the Year 8s participate in a resilience program at St James College called SenseAbility – Essential Life Skills.
8 La Salle are doing cooking this round of the program with Year 8 teacher and coordinator Ms Dee O’Neil.
Arts Sessions 1.0
During Semester 1, the Year 10 Art students explored themes such as Identity, Nature and Pop Culture through researching the historical context of different art movements and forms, particularly in relation to creating two dimensional and three dimensional works. Students worked on their own projects and their learning was primarily self-directed.Read more >
St Yon Crew
The St Yon Crew is our Year 7-9 Social Justice Group which meets regularly to plan and then to help out in areas of the local community that require some assistance.
This semester the St Yon Crew has been very busy with projects such as scout hall clean-ups, providing music for the elderly, and running school BBQ’s to raise money for the Lasallian Foundation.
On Monday 5th June, four St James College students participated in the DAV Public Speaking Competition. We were speaking against girls from Sacred Heart CollegeRead more >
Sustainable Living is one of the rotations we go through in the Year 9 Wednesday Program. I had the pleasure of participating in Sustainable Living in our first rotation of six weeks. During Sustainable Living we learnt about recycling, sustainable alternatives, as well as greenhouse gases and how we can prevent pollution.Read more >
Old Boys Achievement
College Vice Captain 2016
SIS Cross Country
Following our successful SJC carnival, students had been selected for the cross country team and began training to prepare for the SIS carnival.Read more >
The Long Walk
On Tuesday 23rd May, myself, Juan, Nick and Mr Callanan took part in the annual Long Walk. Taking place in and around Aquinas College, Ringwood.Read more >
Founders Day BBQ
Following the Founder's Day Mass, where the college community came together to recognise our Lasallian heritage, the students in the St Yon Crew put on a fundraiser BBQ.Read more >
Feast of St John Baptist De La Salle
On Monday 15 May, the St James College community gathered in St Peter’s Church to celebrate the feast day of St John Baptist De La Salle who, as well as being the founder of the De La Salle Brothers, is also recognised as the patron saint of teachersRead more >
Year 10 Indonesian
On Thursday 20th April, students from the year 10 Indonesian class attended the Indonesian film festival screening of the film Sokola Rimba at ACMI in Federation Square.Read more >
Year 10 Law
On the 27th April, the Year 10 Law class took part in an excursion to the Dandenong Magistrates Court. This excursion followed the topic studied in Term 1 being Civil and Criminal Law. We arrived at the Magistrates Court at 9:30am to await a rather thorough security check.Read more >
One of the many Wednesday program activities include the city project. The city project is a great way to interact with others and it builds your knowledge on how to catch public transport. It also gives you a chance to get to know your way around the city as it is a vital skill later on in life.Read more >
Big Night Out
On Tuesday 28th March, nine talented St James students participated in the SIS Big Night Out Concert.Read more >
Year 8 Retreats
During weeks 7 & 8 of Term 1, the students of Year 8 participated in their retreat day which focused on the topic of 'Role Models'. The program runs with the purpose of allowing the students to take time away from their usual activities and spend time reflecting on and exploring how those they admire play a role in their development.Read more >
On the 14th February the Outdoor Ed class went swimming with the dolphins. When we got there we changed into our dive wetsuit and grabbed our mask and flippers. After running through safety procedures and basic techniques on the boat we had arrived at Popes Island where we snorkeled. Above water there were hundreds of huge Australasian Garnet birds and below the water’s surface there was lots of marine plant life and fish.Read more >
In response to the growing number of students who do not eat a proper breakfast, we will begin operating a Breakfast Club Program. The Breakfast Club will operate every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8-8.30am in the VPAC building. The menu will initially consist of cereal, toast and fruit smoothies. Students will be asked to provide a ‘gold coin’ donation each day.Read more >
Today is an extremely special day in the history of St James College, a school that has served our community of parishes for 47 years.
Not only do we dedicate this new Arts Centre but it is a Centre that will add to the resources available to the young men and to the families of St James College.
St James College Swimming Carnival
On Tuesday 28th February St James College had our annual Swimming Sports carnival held at GESAC.
It was a great day and all of the students gave it everything they had, it was an outstanding effort from everyone.
The Year Seven excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo coincides with the Ecosystems topic the students are studying at school.
In term four last year the SJC Art Club started making a mural for the Glen Eira council.Read more >
Year 10 Leadership Day
As an introduction to leadership at St James College, the school leaders and homeroom mentors for 2017 were invited into school in late January to discuss the year ahead. The seminar sought to prepare the young men for the opportunities and demands that came with leadership, as well as to inspire them to make the most of what is sure to be a rewarding year.Read more >
Opening School Mass 2017
On Friday 17 February, the whole school gathered in the Br Joseph Gabel Hall to celebrate our Opening School Mass for 2017.
A highlight of the mass was the entrance and welcoming of the Year 7 students for 2017. As part of this special welcome, each of the four Homerooms, along with their homeroom teacher, was introduced to the assembled gathering.
2017 Leaders Investiture
On Friday 10 February, the whole school gathered in the Br Joseph Gabel Hall to celebrate this Investiture of this years College Leaders and Homeroom Mentors.Read more >
Year 7 First Day
And the next chapter has begun...
Year 10 Graduation
On Tuesday 6 December, we celebrated the Year 10 graduation. The traditional Graduation Mass was celebrated by Fr. Michael Sierakowski, Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Parish. The students were then presented with their Semester 2 reports and subject awards.Read more >
Old Boys Achievement
Ex St James College students Jordan Nandan, Julian Petrone, Joshua Bell & Anthony Bougioukos did some pretty spectacular stuff in Year 9 and 10 Media. This year they’ve taken their cinematic skills even further, winning the 2016 International Youth Silent Film Festival.Read more >
Remembrance Day Liturgies
On a bright and sunny Friday 11th November, the whole school gathered in the forecourt of the Performing Arts Centre to commemorate Remembrance Day for 2016. We were led in two liturgies by our 2016 College Leaders and Homeroom Mentors.Read more >
A Little Night Of Music
On Wednesday the 9th November the "Little Night of Music" took place on the forecourt of the new VPAC building. Despite the weather being less than favourable (typical Melbourne) the students performed confidently and entertained parents and teachers alike with their wonderful musicianship.Read more >
The annual SJC Art Exhibition took place on Wednesday 3 November in VPAC. The exhibition allowed students across all year levels to present their artwork to a wider audience.Read more >
Geography Field Trip
On Tuesday 25 October Year 8 Benilde and Year 8 Miguel went on an exciting trip to Mordialloc beach for our geography field trip.Read more >
Touch Rugby ran in Term 3 and was introduced for the first time to Year 9 and 10 students as a SIS competition. Ms Payne was the coach and Mr Brown was our assistant coach.Read more >
Lasallian Public Speaking
The Lasallian Public Speaking competition was a fantastic night out. Speakers from Years 7-12 spoke from St James College, St Bede's College and De La Salle College. We spoke on our own prepared topic but we also had to do an impromptu speech on a topic given to us with 5 minutes preparation.Read more >
Sounds of Glen Eira Competition
The Year 10 band has been working with music teacher Mr Grant since the beginning of term 3 on a song called Break The Cycle.Read more >
Early in the final week of Term 3, eight Year 10 students set off for the Balgo Immersion Trip.Read more >
The Bean Machine
For the Year 9 Wednesday Program, Group 5 was fortunate enough to participate in the new program 'The Apprentice'.Read more >
Year 8 Physical Education
Strength, Flexibility and Functional Training UnitRead more >
The one thing we are very proud of in the Drama Department at St James College is the fact that our productions are authentically student centred, thus the staging of ‘Sorrento ‘51’ is a fitting opener for the brand new Studio Theatre.Read more >
Creating a quiz based on our Australian young adult fiction collection helped us gather our thoughts and contemplate the theme for Book Week 2016, Australia! Story Country. We decided to encourage the boys to create and share stories whilst enjoying the familiar space which is called a library but here, at St James College, it is so much more.Read more >
Science week this year was highlighted by a big attendance of young scientists in the library at lunch time to see a video of the dissection of an elephant. This was a big undertaking and was of big interest to our young scientists.Read more >
On September 27 my soccer team, Bentleigh Greens are flying to Malaysia to represent Australia in a soccer tournament.Read more >
The Arts Faculty may as well jump on board with Olympic fever as currently we seem to be kicking some pretty big goals. Mr Pooley says it all due to the new building but the truth of the matter is that we are blessed with exceptionally talented and creative students and incredibly committed staff. Here’s what been happening this term….Read more >
Mission Action Day
On the 12th August 2016, the young men of St James College participated in Mission Action Day, our annual walkathon to raise money and awareness for La Salle Technical College (LTC) in Hohola, Papua New Guinea.
LTC is unlike any other school in Papua New Guinea. It allows students who live in disadvantaged areas to continue their secondary education, despite not receiving any government funding. At LTC students learn skills such as metal works and ICT, which will help them in their future endeavours.
Year 9 Camp
Year 9 Camp was an amazing experience for everybody.
We had lots of fun and challenging activities including Surfing, Canoeing, Mountain Biking and a High Ropes Course. There was plenty of free time to play games of tennis, volleyball, soccer or basketball. Others amused themselves indoors with a range of quieter games or simply welcomed the opportunity for a chat sitting around the trampolines.
SIS Theatre Sports
On the 19th July students travelled to John Paul College to compete in the Senior Theatre Sports Competition.Read more >
Luc Evans is a Year 7 student with six years’ experience playing indoor and outdoor futsal and soccer. Through his local teams Oakleigh Cannons and Bayside Pirates he has developed his talent of goal keeping. He trains four times a week and plays two games weekly.Read more >
The Year 8 Mindfulness program continues in Term 3, with boys selecting between five mindfulness activitiesRead more >
'I Can' Network
The Staff of St James College were lucky enough to spend a couple of hours with Chris Varney and Paul Micallef on the first day back this term.Read more >
Year 7 News
Looking back at the past few months, I can't believe how amazing they've been!Read more >
2016 Young Innovators Award
Year 9 La Salle student, Aristidis, has won the 2016 Young Innovators Award from Glen Eira Council. This year’s award was based around sustainability with the challenge to develop an innovative way to reduce water usage.Read more >
The little night of music was performed "unplugged" and this year the students of St James College put on a show like no other.Read more >