Our School

Principal’s Welcome

A principal and three students sit at a table facing the camera smiling. In the background you see students and teachers on their way to class.

A Welcome from the Principal

Throughout its relatively short history (the School opened in 1989), John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School (JSRACS) has developed an enviable reputation for strong academic achievement, a nurturing pastoral care system, a long established Anglican tradition and a wide diversity of co-curricular activities. This demonstrates our endeavour to provide the best all-round education for our students by fully supporting them in their intellectual, emotional, psychological, physical, social and spiritual development.


Our aspiration is for JSRACS students to be architects of their lives; looking beyond the ordinary to achieve the extraordinary, in making a difference to the world in which they live. In encouraging our students to achieve their potential, we place a major emphasis on the creation of a dynamic teaching and learning environment, both within and outside the classroom.


I also firmly believe that it is the quality of the human relationships within a school that defines it, namely, the interrelations between students, staff and the entire community. It is the relational aspects of our school community that ensure the success of each child as they strive to achieve personal excellence.

"Our aspiration is for JSRACS students
to be architects of their lives..."

At JSRACS, we work in partnership with you and your family in a supportive Christian community to nurture, stimulate and challenge your child. Our highly professional, innovative and caring staff have been individually chosen to cater for the wide-ranging talents of each student and to offer a broad array of co-curricular activities. Working together, we can help your child reach their potential through a balanced involvement in the many facets of the life of the School.


I hope you enjoy the insight into the life and values of JSRACS that this website gives. I think you will find that the sense of community is palpable in the informal photographs of our students as they participate in the events that make up the school calendar. It is a community where everyone has a place and one which will welcome your child and your family.


I look forward to welcoming you to John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School.


Jason Bartell

Student leaders talking to the Principal in the Chapel Garden

Jason Bartell

Jason Bartell is the Principal of John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. Prior to this, he was Principal at Swan Valley Anglican Community School (2013 – 2017), Principal at Esperance Anglican Community School (July 2010 – 2012) and Assistant Principal at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School (2007 – June 2010). He also held Principal and Deputy Principal positions in Department of Education Schools across Western Australia in the early 2000’s and as a teacher; taught Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences and Mathematics.


Jason is married to Leah and has four children; Caleb, Violet, Jackson and Christian. His interests include surfing, fishing and many other sports, including Australian Rules Football (Geelong Football Club) and cricket.

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