Creating Pathways for ATAR and General Students.
The St James’ Trade Centre is an investment in the future of our students. It was designed to provide options for those who seek to experience and develop skills beyond the perceived traditional academic routes.
The Trade Centre houses specialist rooms for Art and Textiles, Home Economics, Metalwork, Woodwork and Information Technology, giving our students access to key industry fields in a practical, hands-on environment. Our students can now experience a myriad of career pathways, in specialist, custom-built classrooms, kitchens and workshops.
The building has been designed as a hub for students and staff, with a Café window and terrace opening out from the Home Economics room, where student baristas make and sell coffees and hot drinks from the Deja Brew Café. The inside corridors are creatively set-up with artworks, displays, inspirational quotes and trade-orientated branding, along with couches, tables and gathering spaces.
The Trade Centre branding of ‘One School, One Journey, Multiple Pathways.’ was carefully crafted to reflect our School’s mission of providing, ‘excellence in education, stressing high academic standards and the development of individual potential in a dynamic, caring and Christian environment.’ The Trade Centre epitomises the opportunity for all students, from Junior to Senior School, to discover their individual potential across many disciplines.