The Jameson community
Jameson Community, or Mantamaru as it is traditionally known, is situated 125 km east of Warburton. Many residents of Jameson were educated at the Warburton Mission. After the Mission closed, Jameson grew as an outstation of Warburton. Later, in 1976 the community was incorporated.
When Blackstone closed for a time, families moved over to Jameson and remained there. Today numbers have diminished and about 60-80 people live in the Jameson community though the number fluctuates.
Services in our community
Jameson has a school, office, store, hall, airstrip, women’s centre, football oval and media centre.
Our campus facilities
The school contains an administrative block, a K-3 classroom, an upper primary/high school classroom, a home economics room, a resource room, a playgroup room and ablution block.
Jameson has an enrolment of 22 students in K-6 and 6 secondary students.
In addition to the campus principal, the school is staffed with two teachers, a school administrative officer, an EA and an AIEO.
We are strongly focused on the development of social and emotional skills and this is incorporated into our curriculum through the use of Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) fundamentals.
We use a variety of literacy and numeracy programs to enhance the educational outcomes of the students, and have seen success in these areas.
Fundamental Movements Skills creates the basis for all physical activity in our campus and is a very popular program with the students.
We have varied attendance levels due to the transient nature of the people in our community; however when children are in town, they are strongly encouraged to attend school by the members of their family and community.
We use intrinsic and extrinsic rewards systems to encourage positive behaviour, attendance and work ethics and this is reflected in the positive outlook and relationship exhibited by our staff.