This week we welcomed our new Preps for 2023. Our Preppies and their parents joined us
for Orientation morning. This is certainly a highlight in any school calendar. We see some
children boldly stepping forward and conquering any challenge, and some that are slightly
more timid and need smiles and words of encouragement. New friendships begin to form
between children and parents. Most importantly there is a feel of excitement, hope and
anticipation in the air. Nothing is brighter than the smile on a Pre-Prep’s face!This is also a milestone moment for any parent. Whether it is your youngest, eldest or only
child – your baby is beginning an exciting stage in their lives. Each family begins the school
and learning journey for their child, with certain hopes and dreams in mind. When we see
Preps starting school, we are all reminded of this - either our own first day of school or
perhaps our dreams for our child. For many of our new families, this is also the beginning
of their relationship with St James, becoming a part of the St James family!
At St James, we believe in developing the whole child – their faith, emotional, social,
physical and mental wellbeing and it is a privilege to work with our families to support our
students’ learning. To our families that joined our community this week – welcome!