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Arbour Day!

Arbour Day!

The whole school has been busy planting – sowing seedlings, raking the soil, planting herbs and veggies.  The school grounds are now awash with colour and the children will be able to use their produce not only to cook but in Natural Science too.

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‘Wizewords’ Business Breakfast Fundraiser

‘Wizewords’ Business Breakfast Fundraiser

In July, St James was proud to host the first in a new series of fundraising talks for the local business community.  Held at the Waterfront Hotel in Durban, the event featured talks from peace activist Ela Gandhi and leadership guru Dudley Forde.  It is hoped that this will be the start of a regularRead on

New Deputy Head delighted to be part of the family

New Deputy Head delighted to be part of the family

Mrs Welthagen has now been joined by Ms Anria Ebersohn who takes up her post as Deputy Head this month.  Ms Ebersohn has a background in Science teaching at Secondary level and has plans to develop a robust science programme at St James, complete with mobile laboratory.  She is delighted to be joining such a unique,Read on

Renowned Educationalist Prof. Jansen visits St James

Renowned Educationalist Prof. Jansen visits St James

Anisha and Lisa were very pleased to welcome Professor Jonathan Jansen to the school in May this year.  Prof. Jansen inspired the children with stories of his own childhood and education and left them with a resounding endorsement of their own school.

Grohmann family pull out all the stops for St James once again

Grohmann family pull out all the stops for St James once again

During a whistlestop concert tour of Australia, Gary Grohmann and his son Matthew once again delighted audiences with their beautiful piano playing.  The tour coincided with the release of a new CD in aid of St James entitled ‘Hope’.  The CD features well-known classics as well as the Grohmanns’ own compositions, all finely executed withRead on

Warm welcome for our new Head

Warm welcome for our new Head

At the start of a new school year St James has opened its doors to 117 happy children keen to learn and a full staff of highly motivated teachers. We are particularly delighted to welcome our new Head-in-waiting, Lisa Welthagen, who has taken up her post alongside Anisha full of enthusiasm for the challenges and theRead on

Brisbane Cultural Day

Brisbane Cultural Day

Guests at the recent Cultural Day hosted by the Brisbane Philosophy School were treated to an inspirational concert of piano music performed by Gary and Matthew Grohmann. The father and son duo will be performing at several venues across Australia and New Zealand in the new year. Guests also had the opportunity to participate inRead on

Tea at the Palace

Tea at the Palace

Supporters and friends of St James Durban were recently treated to a first-class afternoon tea at the House of Lords, followed by a tour of the Palace of Westminster.  Described by one guest as ‘inspirational and delightful in every way’, the event – kindly hosted by Lord Smith of Clifton – included an uplifting talk by Anisha Ramlaul on developments at the school. Read on

Film Night raises AUS$1,000

Film Night raises AUS$1,000

Sadhna Jithoo in Melbourne, Australia, raised over $AUS 1,000 by organising a film night for the Nelson Mandela film ‘Long Walk to Freedom’Read on

Heart Art

Heart Art

We are delighted that our very own St James ‘Heart Cards’ will be on sale at the Wilson Stephens & Jones gallery event in November.  Read on