Towards the end of last term, some of our students were involved in writing cards and messages to our parishioners and local community organisations.  We have had several messages from the recipients of these cards and how the messages helped lift their spirits. Yesterday, our local Victoria Police members Marie and Steve popped by to thank our children for their thoughtfulness.  They spoke with the junior students about what remote learning had been like for them and congratulated them on their work during remote learning.  Caring for and showing compassion and appreciation for all, not just those close to us is important for our children to learn and our calling as a Catholic community.

Today is R U OK Day.  While we are all apart, the staff and students are keeping our St James and wider community in our prayers.  The song is inspired by the journey to Emmaus.   Christ, resurrected, joins two men on the road, they do not recognize him, however Jesus continues to speak with them.  We are told that the men were ‘kept from recognising’ Jesus, however welcomed him as a stranger to their conversation and journey.  Who is it that we do not recognise, through no fault of our own.  Who is it that we need to welcome with a kind word and conversation.
Today we ask R U OK?
Today we celebrate the first day of Spring and World Day of Prayer for Care and Creation. We hope you enjoy the creation story as read by Andrew Chinn.
Our thoughts are with our community during these challenging times, however the glorious sunshine certainly helps to lift our spirits.
Click the picture to go to the story

On Thursday 26th August St James celebrated Book Week. Students were invited to dress up as their favourite book character. Staff have shared many stories with our children, we have heard tales of hippos on a roof top, travelling possums, cowardly dragons, pigeons trying to drive buses, aspirational unicorns and friendly ponies and spiders. We hope students enjoyed the week.