A Message From the Principal


Welcome to Saint James Yamba, a primary school focused on all children seeing themselves a having the capacity to impact on their own future and the voice to speak up with empathy and for the common good.

The Vision and mission of our school challenge us to draw on the love of God in building a community that see every child in their uniqueness and whose one goal is to assist every child to achieve 'fullness of life'( John 10:10). If we truly believe that 'every day is a journey' which is our school motto, then the journey is one which we walk together with our parents, our students and our community, with the support of the Parish of Saint Mary’s Yamba and Maclean and the Diocese of Lismore.

Schools are places of great learning, great sharing, great friendships, great challenges and great hope.

Our goal is to walk with your children in accompaniment as they develop authentic understandings of themselves and their world, which will carry them beyond our school and into the wider world. In developing these skills, we endeavour to help all children as they nurture a respectful and loving relationship with their families, with one another and their community as citizens of the global society, for whom the future is bright.

Ann Dawson