Service Learning

Service Learning

Service Learning is a dynamic approach that provides opportunities to become active participants in their wider community through hands-on projects. Aligned with the School’s core values, students develop empathy, critical thinking and leadership skills.

Both students and staff are encouraged to participate in various service projects that address the needs of our immediate surroundings. Whether it is volunteering at local shelters, organising food drives or participating in environmental clean-up endeavours, our aim is to instill a sense of social responsibility and empathy in our students while directly contributing to the betterment of our local community.

Service Colours

At St James’ we ask students to raise awareness, drive change and uplift their community through hands-on volunteering. Every student’s dedicated hours count by culminating in Service Colours that recognise a student’s commitment to pursuing knowledge, building empathy, participating in meaningful change and enriching the lives of others while honing essential life skills.

Serve, learn and lead with Service Learning, where collective efforts shape compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Anglicare Ambassadors

Every year we run the Anglicare Ambassador program, where Year 10 students have the opportunity to become an Anglicare Ambassador. This year our successful applicants were Ruby S, Taiya B and Lincoln M. 

Our Ambassadors engage their community, raise awareness about homelessness and support Anglicare WA’s vital work. This program embodies empathy, leadership and social change, fostering compassionate future leaders.

Supporting local charities

St James’ proudly supports local charities by organising donation drives and volunteering for local not-for-profit organisations including Food4All, The Salvation Army Merriwa, Eat Up (Cub Sandwiches) and Variety WA.

Learn more about these initiatives and the impact on the community on our Community Engagement page.

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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
Tuesday 3 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