St James children have the opportunity to participate in school representative sport to the highest level in Primary School sport which is representing NSWPSSA at an Australian All Schools Carnival.
The sporting pathways include: Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Rugby League, Soccer, Netball, Softball, Cricket, Basketball, Touch Football, AFL, Hockey, Tennis and Rugby Union.
Representative Opportunities Exist in the following:
When students enrol at St James, they are allocated a Sporting House (siblings are placed together). These Houses are the student’s ‘team’ for carnivals and special sporting events.
The Houses are:
MacKillop House (Blue)
Polding House (Red)
Ryland House (Green)
Hanly House (Yellow)
Further information about the School Houses can be found in the community and culture section of the website: Community and Culture
Students at St James Primary have the opportunity to learn various musical instruments and participate in a school band as an extra-curricular activity. Studies clearly demonstrate students who participate in musical activities such as learning an instrument and learning to read music, largely excel in academic studies. Additionally, students develop positively in other areas from fine motor skills to listening skills as well as communication, team building, and social skills.