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John Septimus Roe Anglican Commmunity School

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School (JSRACS) is a two campus school. There is a Kindergarten to Year 6 campus in BLACKBOY WAY, BEECHBORO and a Kindergarten to Year 12 campus in BOYARE AVENUE, MIRRABOOKA. There are approximately 1,000 students in the primary years of schooling (500 on each campus) and 1,000 in the middle and senior secondary years of schooling.

A Christian School in the Anglican Tradition

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School is a school of the Anglican Schools Commission. The Commission is charged with the establishment of Anglican schools made accessible to local communities through an affordable fee structure. Christian faith and the nurturing of the human spirit are at the core of an education at JSRACS. The success of the school lies with students, parents and staff having a clear understanding of the School's values, and practices that make those values as tangible as the bricks and mortar that make up the buildings. We have a strong focus on pastoral care and believe that if we take good care of this aspect of the curriculum then almost everything else flows from this. It’s the quality of our relationships that give rise to the tone of the school.

Campus Facilities

The facilities and grounds on both the Beechboro and Mirrabooka campuses are of an exceptionally high standard. The gardens and buildings are well maintained and attractive and the school provides a sophisticated technological environment. We have a reliable wireless system throughout the school and all classrooms are equipped with SmartBoard technology. Departments have access to class sets of laptop computers and more are available for occasional use from the library.
The Beechboro Campus caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6; it provides well equipped classrooms, a gymnasium, specialist music suite, large science room, art room, two playing fields and several hard courts.
The Mirrabooka Campus caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in a carefully structured learning environment. The Primary has its own science and art facilities, an oval and playgrounds, and a gymnasium was completed in 2010. The ground floor level of the Library is for the use of Primary classes although they have access to the whole collection. Many of the classrooms have been recently built and feature large break-out spaces where students can gather to work creatively and energetically!
The Middle Years of Schooling boasts a six classroom Year 7 suite and a Years 8 and 9 Learning Community building. These buildings cater specifically to the needs of young adolescents and complement the facilities of the whole secondary school, that include a Performing Arts Centre with a 200 seat theatre, dance studio and specialist music classrooms; a gymnasium with two indoor courts, weight centre and climbing wall; four hard courts and two ovals; a media centre, commercial kitchens in the Food and Technology Centre; an Industrial Arts Centre equipped with CAD computers; and a bright and spacious two storey library.

Co-curricular Programmes

Under the guidance of encouraging staff, students can choose to compete in a wide range of interschool sporting competitions including Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Baseball, Hockey, Badminton, Cricket, Volleyball, Athletics and Swimming. We compete in A Division in ACC Athletics and in C Division in ACC Swimming.
DOWNLOAD THE ARTS CALENDAR above right to get some idea of the thriving Arts scene at JSRACS. Music, Dance and Drama provide co-curricular opportunities for hundreds of students; every year we produce a fully staged musical; over 600 students play in bands and ensembles or sing in choirs; the annual Choreography Night plays to packed houses for four nights.
Those who hanker after distant places may head off to Bali, Cambodia or the Northern Territory. The LOTE Department offers frequent opportunities for language students to travel to either Indonesia or Italy as well as involving JSR students in the exchange student programme by hosting dozens of overseas students.
The co-curricular programme also contains a community service element which encourages compassion and civic responsibility in our students. Year 11 and 12 students may participate in the Youngblood Youth Donor Programme run by the Australian Red Cross, others may have their head shaved for Me No Hair Day or fast for the Forty Hour Famine. Our students collect food for Anglicare, shake collection tins for Daffodil Day, buy red paraphernalia on Red Nose Day and support two children through World Vision.
The children at JSRACS have been hugely successful in raising money for overseas projects. Through the annual "I Give" programme they raised close to $20000 last year for projects in under developed countries and cancer research. Caring for others does not stop at the school gates.

Special Music Programmes

THE CHORISTER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME established in 2008, provides the opportunity for students to gain a specialised education in choral singing. Choristers gain world-class musical skills, similar to those in musical establishments within the Anglican tradition, which enhance their broader education. The Chapel Choir Programme provides JSRACS and the wider community with a distinguished choir that will enhance Anglican worship, continue the musical traditions of the Anglican Church and develop the culture of choral singing. The Chapel Choir is affiliated with the RSCM.
After an audition process, students are selected to participate in the programme based on:
• Vocal and musical ability,
• Academic suitability,
• Willingness of family to support the child’s involvement.
Students in the Chapel Choir Programme form a class of 18 students consisting of three boys and three girls from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. All lessons, activities and resources are provided by the school. There is no cost to families when a student is enrolled in this programme. Students who receive a choral scholarship remain fully involved in the programme until the end of Year 6. There is a strong expectation that students will continue singing in the Chapel Choir until the end of Year 12.

THE YEAR 2 STRING PROGRAMME provides each student in Year 2 with a size appropriate violin, viola or cello and they participate in weekly group lessons with specialist Music teachers.

THE YEAR 5 BAND PROGRAMME provides each student in Year 5 with an instrument such as a saxophone, trumpet, clarinet or flute and they participate in weekly group lessons with specialist Music teachers. Each of the Year 5 classes forms a complete concert band and the end of year concert is a joy to behold!

John Septimus Roe Anglican Commmunity School

Corner Mirrabooka & Boyare Avenue
Mirrabooka, WA 6061
Phone: 08 9247 2242



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Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Anglican
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes


JSRACS has an enrolment of over 2,000 students from 1,500 families making it by far the largest Anglican School in Western Australia. Our school is named after John Septimus Roe, a great explorer and Western Australia’s first Surveyor-General. His example of determination in the face of difficulties and his service to the community encapsulate many of the goals we seek to achieve at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. We encourage our students to have a lively curiosity about the world, to explore the boundaries of their knowledge and have a determination to achieve personal goals. 


21, 22, 23 & 24 March: Grease
The spectacular and familiar musical Grease comes to JSR in 2016.  Presented by secondary Music and Drama students evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.
Tuesday 5 April: Easter Chorale
The School’s four choirs will combine for an Easter Chorale.  Highlights of the worship will include the beautiful music of Vaughan Williams and concludes with Handel’s exciting Hallelujah Chorus. 
Monday 2 May: Movie Madness
An entertaining evening which features music from the movies combined with live music with extracts from the movies on the big screen.  Music from Bond 007 to Disney classics and many more.
Tuesday 17 May: Chapel Choir Concert
The JSR Chapel Choir will perform a selection of well-known choral masterpieces in St Paul’s Chapel.  This concert will showcase repertoire from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century, and will include both sacred and secular works.
Friday 10 June: Dance Night
Dance Night is a show in two parts.  The first half will showcase the work the JSR dance students have completed in Semester One.  This includes Year 10, 11 and 12 classwork as well as the work of the JSR Dance Club. This evening will have you entertained and bopping in your seats.
Tuesday 21 June: Choral Spectacular
The combined JSR Primary, Secondary and Chapel Choirs will showcase popular choral works, highlights will include Broadway, Jazz, Opera and Classical items.  The spectacular will culminate in a combined short music by Gilbert and Sullivan called Trial by Jury.
28, 29 & 30 June: The Lion King JR
JSR Primary students will bring to life the story of a young lion prince, Simba,  living in the African Pride lands.  After an unthinkable tragedy occurs Simba starts anew and fulfills his destiny to be king.
27, 28 & 29 July: The Witches
JSR students will perform in a production of “The Witches”.  Seven short plays based around the events of the much-loved novel by Roald Dahl tell the fantastic tales of witches who can turn children into mice! 
Wednesday 31 August, 1 & 2 September Choreography Night
An entertaining night of dance, showcasing the works that secondary students have created and learned through out the year. 
Tuesday 20 September: Primary Dance Night
Primary Dance Night is a wonderful opportunity to watch JSR Primary students present an evening of song and dance, modern jazz and tap with energy and enthusiasm.
2 November: Art and Design Exhibition
The Art and Design Exhibition showcases some of the best works produced by JSR students form Kindergarten to Year 12, across both the Visual Arts learning area and Design & Technology.
Thursday 10 November: Music Under the Stars
Bring a picnic rug and refreshments and enjoy an evening of entertainment on the grass within the grounds of the Beechboro campus.  Combining music and dance, the JSR students will provide a colourful evening of sight and sound.
Saturday 19 November: Rhapsody in Blue
In February 1924 a small jazz band took to the stage in New York and was joined by a young concert pianist.  The pianist was George Gershwin and the featured work, Rhapsody in Blue, was his own composition which became an instant hit.  In 2016 Perth’s own Oz Big Band joins members of Jazz 1 to feature some of Gershwin’s best-loved music.  For the second half of the concert, the Town Hall floor will be partially cleared to allow swing dancers to showcase their talents.
Sunday 4 December: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
The service as adapted by JSR includes the reading of the familiar Christmas story, items by the School’s four choirs and some well-known Christmas carols for all to sing.
The St Paul’s Chapel Choir sings evensong every Tuesday evening during term time, commencing at 5.00pm in the chapel of St Paul.  St Paul’s Chapel entrance is off Boyare Avenue, Mirrabooka.


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