Community Engagement

Building bridges: the power of community engagement in education

Our commitment to fostering a strong sense of community is at the heart of our educational philosophy. We believe that education extends far beyond the classroom, and as such, we actively promote community engagement through a diverse range of services, events, associations and programs. These initiatives are not just an integral part of our school; they are a reflection of our dedication to making a positive impact on both our school community and the broader local community in which we are situated.

In addition to service projects, we host a wide array of events throughout the year that bring together students, parents, teachers and community members. These events serve as opportunities for bonding, networking and cultural exchange. From annual festivals and cultural celebrations to seminars and workshops, our event calendar is designed to enrich the lives of those who are a part of our extended St James’ family.

Cub Sandwiches


Beach Clean-Up

Surf Life Saving Alkimos Helicopter Landing

SLSWA Community First Aid

Parish Morning Tea

One Big Voice

ANZAC Services

St James’ Family Fun Day

Bathers Park Opening

Anglicare WA School Sleep Out

Perth Scorchers Cricket Workshop

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Term Dates

Student Dates
Term 1, 2024
Tuesday 30 January - Students commence
Thursday 28 March - End of Term 1
Term 2, 2024
Tuesday 16 April - Students commence
Friday 21 June - End of Term 2
Term 3, 2024
Monday 15 July - Students commence
Friday 20 September - End of Term 3
Term 4, 2024
Monday 7 October - Students commence
Wednesday 4 December - End of Term 4
Student Dates
Term 1, 2025
Tuesday 4 February - Students commence
Friday 11 April - End of Term 1
Term 2, 2025
Tuesday 29 April - Students commence
Friday 27 June - End of Term 2
Term 3, 2025
Monday 21 July - Students commence
Friday 26 September - End of Term 3
Term 4, 2025
Monday 13 October - Students commence
Tuesday 9 December - End of Term 4