St James’ 19 teaching staff and nine support staff include a principal, 15 fulltime teachers, one part-time learning support teacher, four part-time learning support assistants, a part-time teacher-librarian, part-time library assistant and a clerical assistant. There is also a cleaner and grounds person.
An education officer for learning support, and a school psychologist, are available to individually assess and address students’ learning needs.
A highly structured combination of professional development opportunities, access to quality teaching resources and experiences as well as an increased emphasis on wellbeing and parent engagement has been developed to increase student readiness for and engagement in learning. Curriculum differentiation ensures the needs of students are catered for at all levels.
The leadership team is responsible for setting the operational agenda and goals of the school as driven by the Strategic and Annual Plan. This group of dynamic individuals is each responsible for key aspects of the business.
A list of staff contacts follows:
Principal: Mr Aaron Moon
Assistant Principal: Mrs Shannon Hall
RE Coordinator: Mrs Jane Jacobs
Primary Coordinator: Miss Eloise Hand
KG Mrs Donna Smith
KM Mrs Marina Norton
1G Miss Emma Beletich
1M Miss Eloise Hand and Mrs Joanne Whitehead (executive release teacher)
2G Miss Jane Boyle
2M Miss Elissa Pryke
3G Mrs Trishelle Threadgate
3/4M Mrs Jane Dengate
4G Mrs Donna-Maree Watt
5/6G Miss Lauren Osborne
5/6J Mrs Jane Jacobs and Mrs Joanne Whitehead (executive release teacher)
5/6M Mrs Rebecca Harrod & Mrs Clare Collett
Pedagogical Mentor: Mrs Shannon Hall
Gifted Education Mentor: Mrs Shannon Hall
Learning Support Teacher: Mrs Renee Gavin
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Lisa Bailey, Mrs Melissa Marco, Miss Melissa Wilson & Mrs Alicia Wicks.
EALD Teacher: Mrs Sarah Carrigan
Teacher Librarian: Mrs Lisa Wilson
Aboriginal Teacher: Mrs Tania Thompson
Secretary: Mrs Susan McCormack
Library Assistant: Mrs Nadene Douglas
Uniform Shop: Mrs Sally Jackson
Groundsperson: Mr Kurtis Joseph
CSO Personnel based at our school
School Counsellor: Mrs Hayley Maeder