At St James’ Anglican School, our students are encouraged to realise that learning is more than just classroom lessons. Our objective is to cultivate our school values and a sense of respect and responsibility towards our community in our students. The Service Learning program aims to combine classroom learning with community service and understanding the importance of giving back.
Each year level is asked to identify a project, either around the School or the local suburb, that addresses a community need. They then work together to help make a difference.
We demonstrate service by:
- all pitching in to make tasks possible
- recognising and celebrating the positive achievements of our community
- maintaining strong relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the community
- making a positive difference to St James’ Anglican School and the community everyday.
Our youngest students in Kindy are ‘waste warriors’ aiming to keep their play area free from rubbish, whilst our eldest students in Year 6 engage with a clean-up Alkimos initiative.
In other year groups students help to regenerate bushland, harvest freshly grown produce, recycle and reuse items around the School and also to serve others by getting out play equipment and then packing it away.
Learn more about these initiatives and how they impact our community on our Community Engagement page.
Fundraising and Giving
At St James’ we fundraise for local charities and organisations to give back to our local community. We help others by participating in fundraising activities and events as well as collecting for donation drives. This includes organising bake sales, gold coin donations for different causes and more.
Learning the importance of giving teaches students to help others who may be less fortunate. Giving and fundraising promote a culture of compassion, sharing and generosity.
Learn more about how our students contribute to the needs of the local community on our Community Engagement page.