St James’ Anglican School is a school of the Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.) that opened in 2015. St James’ is located in the rapidly growing beachside suburb of Alkimos, which is 40km north of Perth CBD. Currently the co-educational day school caters for Kindergarten to Year 9 with Year 10 classes being introduced in 2019. By 2021 the School will offer all year levels from Kindergarten to Year 12. At full enrolment, the School will cater for approximately 1100 students.
161 students commenced in the first school year. The swelling in student numbers throughout 2015 triggered the building of eight additional classrooms. These buildings included specialist rooms that would allow Food Technology, Design Technology, Science and Art to become part of the curriculum.
The School Council has contributed to the strong position that St James’ finds itself in as it faces the next key phase in its development. The building of the specialised Senior School will include a massive two-storey building with fourteen classrooms and some modern spill out spaces. It will include an abseil tower, climbing wall and special creative engineering equipped spaces for divergent thinkers.
St James’ Anglican School students will be given an education to prepare them to become contributing and successful members of the community and potential future leaders of that community. The School will aim to nurture each student so he or she is able to accept responsibility, demonstrate commitment and initiative, be self-disciplined and show sensitivity to the needs of others.
Students will receive a Christian education in the Anglican tradition and be encouraged to use it as a basis for living. The School will expect students to show the highest possible standards of courtesy, dress and behaviour.