Over the years at St James we offer a range of extra curricular activities. Some of these activities are ongoing, other activities we organise from time to time, term to term depending on need and interest.
Our extra curricular activities include:
Wacky Wheels Club
From time to time the Year 6 Sports Captains organise sports games for younger students at lunchtime.
We also have a choir and instrumental music program, school camps, walk and ride to school days, an SRC, a school disco and a lapathon.
We also offer a counselling service on site (once per week through 'Onpsych').
At St James we value and promote healthy activity. Each month the students are encouraged to participate in the monthly, ‘Ride2School Day’.
With parent’s permission. Students from year 5 -6 are able to ride to and from school. Students from Prep -4 are to be accompanied by an adult. In term 4, year 4s are able to ride unaccompanied as long as a permission form has been received by the school.
Students and parents are encouraged to become members of St. James ‘Wacky Wheels’ Club.’ The Ride2School co-ordinator will organise their membership. Information about this club is provided in the school newsletter in the early weeks of term 1.
When the students come to school by bike/scooter they park their bikes/scooters in the bike shed and as ‘Wacky Wheels Club’ members, they get their ‘Wacky Wheels’ Frequent Rider Card’ clipped in their classroom.
The students from are able to participate in a ‘Marathon Club’ each Wednesday morning beginning at 7:45am. Students run laps around the school ground. A breakfast of cereal and juice is offered upon completion at about 8.15am. There is a $ 15 cost per participant per semester to cover breakfast. A staff member(s) and parents run/walk with the group. The Marathon group caters for various levels – walkers, joggers and runners. Students need to register. For further information please contact the school office.
In promotion of a healthy lifestyle on a designated day each month (Usually the 1st or 2nd Tuesday of the month) we encourage the students to be active and ride to school - even if part way. Students in year 5 and 6 are able to ride independently with parental permission, but students from Prep - 4 are asked to be accompanied by an adult. If students cannot ride to school we encourage them to walk on these days. Data is collected from each class to ascertain participation rates, and posted on line on the Bicycle network website.
Students in Years 1 – 6 are able to enrol in an Instrumental Music Program, with Online Music Solutions. Students can choose to play a variety of instruments, such as keyboard, guitar or violin. Parents who enrol their child /ren in this program will be charged separately by the company. Contact Online Music Solutions : email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lessons are held on various days usually at lunchtime, afternoon recess, from 2.30pm and after school. Please note students who participate in the instrumental music program may miss class activities or curriculum concepts.