Principal's Welcome

​​Dear Parents and Friends,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the St James, Coorparoo school community.  On behalf of this wonderful community I sincerely thank you for seeking to find out more about what this great school has to offer your child.  We celebrate more than a century of providing high quality inclusive Catholic education. St James, Coorparoo was established by the Good Samaritan Sisters in 1916. The 'Good Sam's’ proudly nurtured a school characterised by welcoming the stranger, especially those in need and from other faiths and cultures. We can confidently state that the same level of Christian hospitality and inclusivity exists in our community today.

At St James, we value strong relationships with our God and one another, acceptance of individual differences, holistic education, collaborative partnerships and the on-going pursuit of excellence.  St James is a nurturing, village-like environment in which teachers and school officers take collective responsibility for ensuring that all students progress in their learning. We are in the unique position of being able to cater for the individual needs of our boys and girls. The general safety and well-being of each child is of paramount importance to us.  Please feel free to contact me for a personal tour of the school to hear more about the countless opportunities available for your child at St James.

Thanks again and kind regards,

John Bates