St James the Apostle School, Hoppers Crossing North

St James the Apostle School, Hoppers Crossing North

Principal:  Mrs Mary Abbott

E No.  E1322

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9749 1000

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History:

Hoppers Crossing North is part of a quickly developing area on the outskirts of Melbourne. The school opened on the site of St Peter Apostle Primary School in early 1982 and later in the year moved to its current site. The first principal was Sr Marlene Monahan but the parish of St James was not established for another six years. The first parish priest was Fr Peter Ray.


Description:

St James school strives to create an atmosphere that nurtures faith, creates a love of learning and builds an identity within the context of the parish community. Our 582 children (291 boys & 291 girls) from 389 families come from a diverse range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. As is the case in many mortgage-belt areas of Melbourne, families are often separated from their extended family by great distances. We have multi-age groupings at Grade 1&2 level, with straight grades at all other levels


Features:

Today our parish model reflects our ongoing efforts to build a collaborative community for our families, where we share a common faith and belief in God, which is demonstrated, in our daily lives. Parental involvement is an integral part of the partnership we build with families at St James and their contributions are encouraged in all areas of school life. We strive to create an atmosphere that nurtures our faith, creates a love of learning and builds our identity within the context of the parish community. We aim to build a community based on equality and respect to promote a sense of belonging, friendship and cooperation. We work in partnership, striving to strengthen our communication through involvement of family members, students and staff in collaborative and cooperative decision-making, working towards common goals. All in our community are responsible for the achievement of this ideal.

School location

Address:  Derrimut Road
Hoppers Crossing North VIC 3029

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Western

Parish:  St James the Apostle