In 2007 St James School was set up by a group of people who shared Mandela’s vision. They wanted to create a primary school with a difference: one which would educate children ages 6-13 (grades 1-7) from less privileged backgrounds in Durban. The school nurtures not only the academic but also the emotional and social development of each and every child, as they are preparing their children for a life based on the principles of hard work, respect, truth, generosity, service and tolerance. Their pupils come from a wide range of cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds.
As well as offering a first-class academic education their 140 pupils are exposed to a holistic education in sports, music, and mature thinking activities like chess.
All in all a successful sporting year, a successful academic year and a rewarding year teaching for the full St James staff.
"IT IS SCHOOLS LIKE YOURS THAT ARE GOING TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, BECAUSE UNDERPINNING EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN A SCHOOL LIKE ST JAMES IS A MORAL SYSTEM”.
Ronnie Todd, Ex-Chairman of ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa)
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