The first weeks of the school year is always an exhilarating time. Our new students arrive full of nervous anticipation, while our returning students excitedly share holiday tales and enthusiastically take our ‘newbies’ under their wing. Staff are there to greet them, ready and reinvigorated, focussed on a shared passion to provide high-quality education in a safe and supportive learning environment. It is heart-warming to watch and the optimism that fills our walls is infectious, which is why this is always one of my favourite times of the year.

I would like to extend a sincere and warm welcome to our new students and families in 2021 across the Prep to Year 6 years - by now I am sure you can see you are in a very special place at St James Primary School Coorparoo. We look forward to the opportunity of getting to know you and working in partnership throughout your child’s primary school years.

Finally, in our year which is themed Find Your Wings, let us reflect on the words of Peter 3:8 -

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

We hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I look forward to catching up with you in the school grounds or maybe at the Welcome Disco.

Julian Cotter