Saturday, May 28, 2022

Introducing the new St James Principal

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My name is Evan Wrobel and have recently commenced my role as Principal of St James School. I have moved to Jamestown with my wife, Rebekah and my two children, Sarah aged 11 and Penny aged 6. Rebekah and I were born and raised in Adelaide. I moved to Victoria in 2002 to begin my teaching career after graduating from UNISA Magill Campus. I worked in Swan Hill Victoria for 10 years at St. Mary’s School. Our eldest daughter Sarah was born in Swan Hill. We moved to Derby, Western Australia in July 2011 where I worked as an Assistant Principal for 3.5 years. Penny was born in Derby. I moved to Casterton, Victoria where I was appointed Principal of Sacred Heart School in 2015. We regularly attend Church and I am always an active parishioner, assisting the parishes I have been involved in.

The Wrobel family are looking forward to our time in Jamestown. We also look forward to living in our home state and being closer to family. We have family in Saddleworth, which is not too far down the road.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first four weeks at St James. The whole school community has been really welcoming. The staff are hard working, dedicated and care greatly for the students and do what they can to ensure the students succeed. The parents have been wonderfully supportive of the school. There are so many active parent helpers in the school, who assist with working bees, Parents and Friends, School Board, assisting in class and a dedicated committee working tirelessly on our major production costumes, props, backdrops and music. I have been most impressed with the students. Their work ethic, manners and behaviour is exemplary. I am really excited to beginning my new role at St. James School, Jamestown.

St James School

Extra Class – New Reception Class for 2021

I’m pleased to be able to offer 5 classes next year. Due to an increase in enrolments for Reception in 2021 we will be adding a new class to the school. The new class structures are Class 1 – Reception, Class 2 – Year 1/2, Class 3 – Year 2/3, Class 4 – Yr 4/5 and Class 5 – Yr 6/7. I believe that offering small class sizes, particularly in the Junior Primary Classes will have many benefits including more individualised attention for each student, which leads to better learning outcomes for all students. Our new class structures will ensure that student numbers in each class will well below the recommended maximum student numbers per class.

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