St James Durban Celebrates Eco-Week

St James Durban celebrated Eco-Week from 11 – 15 March.  In the classroom children focused on ecology, endangered plants and animals and how we can help to save our planet.  On Wednesday all the children arrived in civvies with a splash of green.  Ms Casado, teacher in charge of our ECO WARRIORS had a day…

Grade 5 Overnight Trip to Spirit of Adventure

On Monday 4 March the Grade 5 class, accompanied by their class teacher Mrs Perry and the Grade 7 teacher Ms Botes, traveled to Spirit of Adventure near Shongweni Dam for their overnight trip.  The emphasis of this excursion, apart from having lots of fun, is on team building as well as leadership.  All of…

3 St James Pupils Commemorate Baden Powel Day

Three of our pupils Daniel Naidoo in Grade 7, Kimaya Padayachee in Grade 6 and Shaun Gasa in Grade 5 all arrived at school on Friday 22 February dressed in their Scouts uniform in order to commemorate Baden Powel Day. Baden Powel was the founder of Scouts and 22nd February is a very important day…

St James Celebrates Valentines Day

All the staff and pupils of St James arrived at school on Thursday 14 February wearing red, pink and white in celebration of Valentines Day.  The children were also able to buy valentines badges, as part of a fund raising initiative to raise funds for 2 JOJO tanks to be installed at the school.  These…

St James Excels in 2018 Quintathlon Olympiad

Every year our pupils enter the Quintathlon Olympiad, which is aimed at testing higher order thinking as well as EQ.  In this day and age children need to be able to think out of the box and this particular Olympiad focuses on these skills. Traditionally our children have performed well, however, we are very pleased…

Grade 7 pupils win Art Competition

            Under the guidance of Mrs Coleman, our art teacher, the Gr 7 children entered an art competition run by The Phansi Art Gallery. The theme this year was ART THAT HEALS. All 13 children could produce any piece of art that they felt was a good representation of the…

Welcome To Our Grade 1 Class of 2019

On the 15th of January 2019 we welcomed our new Grade 1 class of 2019.  The children arrived full of smiles, parents looked a little anxious, but on meeting Ms Mego their fears and concerns were all put to rest.  Within 5 minutes there were no more tears and the day continued with the children…

St James Excels in Science Expo – 2018

We are very pleased to announce that we entered 3 children into the Eskom Science Expo and with great success! Sidra Bux in Grade 7 received a Highly Commended result for the machine she built with a special light which cleans the bacteria on money notes. Elethu Khuluse, in Grade 4, received a Bronze Medal…