Why Choose St James College in Brisbane?
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St James College is located in Spring Hill, Brisbane, and is a Catholic coeducational college in the Edmund Rice tradition for students in Years 5 – 12.
Announcing the introduction of Year 5 and Year 6 in 2023, and for the first time, giving parents access to Catholic coeducation in Year 5 and Year 6 in inner-city Brisbane.
The Global Learning, Achieving Aspirations approach in middle school offers students more opportunities, more resources and more support.
It is a unique place of faith and learning excellence of 21st century skills and capabilities, as inspired by the college mantra: Global Learning, Achieving Aspirations.
As a multinational campus, we welcome families from many faith traditions and encourage strong ecumenical and interfaith understanding. With many international families enrolling at the college, our cohort represents all corners of the globe, allowing students the opportunity to form worldwide friendships.
At the forefront of contemporary education, St James College blends extensive offerings in academic and vocational subjects with rich and innovative curriculum support programs tailored to meet the needs of every student.
“We are passionate about seeing all students succeed. By providing a variety of learning pathway options including a range of subjects, programs, apprenticeships, sport, and cultural activities, this supports students to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams.”
— Ann Rebgetz, Principal
St James is exemplary in the continued success in delivering a hybrid educational model that considers the skills necessary for workplaces for the future. A mix of both hard skills, those related to technical knowledge and training, and soft skills, those related to leadership, communication, and time management, will be imperative.
Students choose from flexible curriculum pathways that lead to tertiary study, further training, or employment. The college has strong industry links in growth employment industries and relationships with local and international educational institutions and universities supporting post-school pathways.
The range of academic subjects is enhanced by vocational and co-curricular programs including sport, debating, cultural, and advocacy activities that equip students with the skills necessary to succeed in workplaces of the future.
Through expert teaching and learning, classroom interactions, and co-curricular offerings in creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication, St James students are well equipped to become future global citizens.
Campus facilities include an outstanding Trades Skills Centre where students in all year levels learn industry skills in design & technology, construction, engineering and furnishing. The Joseph Canali Centre incorporates a library learning centre, state-of-the-art science learning areas. The Hospitality teaching facility includes a fully equipped commercial kitchens. The Technology Hub caters for high-end computer courses in information technology and digital media. The school features a huge multi-purpose hall.
What Makes St James College Unique?
St James College is the only Catholic coeducational option for students in Year 5 and Year 6 students in inner city Brisbane.
Students at St James College enjoy learning in a place of faith, excellence, life and culture in an environment of tolerance, pride and respect for personal worth. It is a place where students are known by name, loved in person, nurtured with care and inspired by hope. Gospel values are taught, lived and experienced by students’ families and staff of the college.
As a multinational and multicultural campus, we welcome families from many faith traditions and encourage strong ecumenical and interfaith understanding. International students enrol from all corners of the globe.
Further, the college also delivers the Pirlirrpa Education Program at a campus adjoining the college. This unique and flexible education program offers a range of subjects with a focus on work skills and work placements, yielding excellent outcomes.
What are the sporting/extra-curricular options at St James College?
Sporting and extra-curricular at St James are extensive including a Basketball Program, Soccer, Rugby League, Futsal, Girls AFL, Netball, Track and Field and Orienteering. St James also provides a range of cocurricular activities including Debating, Writing Competitions, Arts Competition, Rocket Program, GenX Unleashed, multicultural dancing and singing groups and their annual Cultural Night concert. Social Justice activities including the Indigenous Immersion trips, the College Brekkie Van, Advocacy for Asylum-Seekers.
What are the public transport options to St James College?
Due to the College’s inner-city location, we are close to all major transport hubs, including public buses, train stations and ferries.
What are the school fees per term?
School fees on a per-term basis are $2,245, or $8980 per annum for years 7 – 12, and $825 per term and $3,300 per year for years 5 and 6. Sibling concessions are available.
What are the boarding options at St James College?
There are no boarding options for St James College.
Does St James College offer scholarships and how do we apply?
Yes, St James College established a Bursary Scholarship program in 2019. Interested applicants are invited to express their interest in semester one each year for commencement in the following year. Click the link for more information.
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