Our School Patron & Houses

Our School Houses

Students belong to three house teams that promote connections to our community and a deeper sense of belonging. Houses are used for sporting events, assemblies and gatherings.

The building of this community connection begins at Little J's, where the children are given their first Library Bag in their house colour. This Library bag is used in Kindergarten and beyond. 

Kindergarten children will receive their first carnival shirt before our first event (Cross Country). These are also in-house colours. Families can choose to purchase subsequent replacements from the Uniform Shop in Maclean. 

Our houses are linked to the beaches along Yamba.

Angourie House is named after the famous surf beach to the south of Yamba. The colour of Angourie House is yellow.

Pippi House is named the biggest beach on the southern side of Yamba. The colour of Pippi House is green.

Turners House is named after the small beach at the mouth of the Clarence River beside the break wall. The colour of Turners House is blue. 

Our School Patron

Did you know that Saint James was a fisherman? 

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

'18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." [a] 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee, their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.'

While there can be some confusion as to the enormity of the decision to 'Leave the nets and follow' Jesus, a more realistic representation of this event can be found in the family relationship.

Saint James the Greater was a son of Zebedee and as such was a cousin of Jesus through his mother. He was known as "the disciple Jesus loved" showing the family connection. James appears in 10 events during Jesus' public ministry. The first reference to James occurs in the Calling of the Disciples. 

As our patron, we are challenged to consider the challenge we face daily to do as Jesus invited. 

Come and follow me……..come and fish with me.

Sharing our faith (or casting our nets in God's direction). We are to share with others the value of knowing Jesus through our experiences of God's goodness – God's Spirit casts the net to catch people in his love and 'draws them into the boat of God's kingdom.'