myWAY Launch Event 

4pm (AEST) Thursday 6 August 2020 Click Here to register

We invite you to the official launch of myWAY Employability, a smart web platform designed specifically to help young people on the autism spectrum plan and prepare for their working life.

myWAY Employability guides young people to help them identify their strengths, interests, learning and environmental preferences, and matches this to information about relevant careers and employment pathways.

myWAY Employability will be launched online by Jackie Coates, Head of Telstra Foundation, at 4pm AEST on Thursday 6 August 2020.

Join us to celebrate the release of this exciting new platform for young people on the autism spectrum, and their supporters. The launch will include a demonstration showcase of myWAY Employability, and a live Q&A with the project team. You will hear from:
- Jackie Coates, Head of Telstra Foundation
- Professor Robert van Barneveld, Autism CRC Chair
- myWAY Employability team: Associate Professor Marina Ciccarelli, Cheryl Mangan, Brendan James, Adie Wilmot and Alex Creece
- Young people involved in the codesign and development, Grace, Liam, Harry and Alexander.

We hope you can attend this special online event. Please share this invitation with your networks.

myWAY Employability was developed in consultation with autistic young people, and their supporters, parents, allied health professionals, researchers, disability service providers and educators from around Australia, and was proudly supported by Telstra Foundation under the Tech4Good Challenge initiative. myWAY Employability is an initiative of Autism CRC, which receives funding from the Australian Government.

Tip For Parents (Year 7 – 8)

House Deans

The pastoral care is a crucial aspect of St James College. Each student will be allocated a House, and each House is headed by a House Dean. Within each House, your child will then be allocated a “Home Room”. Each “Home Room” will be assigned a “Home Room Teacher”. The “Home Room Teacher” is the first and last teacher your child will see each day in a semi-formal/formal environment depending on the nature of the session.

It is important you know which House, and “Home Room” your child belongs to and which “Home Room Teacher” they belong to. This is your link to find out how your child is settling into St James, providing personal information which may affect your child during the course of the school day. Providing information to House Deans and Home Room Teachers allows the teachers to better understand your child.

The St James College Pastoral Care House System page will provide you with further details each house system.


St James College runs a book hire scheme for all students. Textbooks will usually be issued to students in their first lesson. At the end of every term, the textbook is returned to the hire scheme for safe keeping, and reissued at the start of the next term.

Student Diary

The student diary will be issued at the start of term. There is an abundant amount of information contained in the diary. This diary is a living document, it is your connection to each teacher in the classroom. If you are wondering how your child is progressing in class, just pen a note in their diary for the next lesson. If the query is of a personal nature, email the teacher using the standard email format .

Don’t know the name of the teacher, no problems, check with your child’s House Deans via email, or call the school.


Each teacher has a St James College email account. The standard email address is . This is the standard email format for House Deans, Home Room Teachers, Teachers.

TRANSLink SMS Updates

Want to know when a train service is delayed, disrupted, or cancelled by more than 15 minutes by SMS? TRANSLink provides this free service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Register with TRANSLink, an email address is required.

Useful Resources

Parenting Ideas - St James College is a Parenting Ideas School. Families can access fantastic resources fro parenting teenagers produced by Michael Grose and his team. More information

Username: stjamescollege
Password: jimmies1868

Important Safety Rules to Teach Your Children

The Safety, Health & Consumer Council (SHCC) recently developed a resource to help parents guide and even educate their children on how to protect themselves as they start to explore the world without them.  To access the resource CLICK HERE

The Community Resource Unit Ltd.

At Community Resource Unit Ltd. (CRU) it is our mission to inspire, challenge and equip people to embrace ideas and take action so that people living with disability are active contributors to social and economic life. Together with people living with disability, their families, service providers and the community we build a movement for change.

Access upcoming CRU events which are likely to be useful to some parents and staff in the school community.