Trade Centre

Creating ATAR, General and Vocational (VET) pathways

The St James’ Trade Centre is an investment in the future of our students. It was designed to provide options for those who seek to experience and develop skills beyond the perceived traditional academic routes.

The Trade Centre houses specialist rooms for Art and Textiles, Home Economics, Metalwork, Woodwork, Graphic Design, Media, Photography and Information Technology. Giving our students access to key industry fields in a practical, hands-on environment. Our students can now experience a myriad of career pathways, in specialist, custom-built classrooms, kitchens and workshops. 

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A hub for students and staff

The building has been designed as a hub for students and staff, with a Café window and terrace opening from the Home Economics room, where student baristas make and sell coffees and hot drinks from the Deja Brew Café. The inside corridors are creatively set-up with artworks, displays, inspirational quotes and gathering spaces.

One school. One journey. Multiple pathways.

The Trade Centre branding of ‘One school. One journey. Multiple pathways.’ was carefully crafted to reflect our school’s mission of providing excellence in education, stressing high academic standards and the development of individual potential in a dynamic, caring and Christian environment. The Trade Centre epitomises the opportunity for all students, from Junior to Senior School, to discover their individual potential across many disciplines.

"With endless opportunities on offer at St James', the Trade Centre is a unique and exciting point of difference for the community. It allows multiple pathways for all students to discover, practise and master their unique skill sets."
Adrian Pree
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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