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ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Principal’s Welcome

He Mihi Nui Kia Koutou
Haere Mai, Haere Mai, Nau Mai, Haere Mai

A warm welcome to St Joseph’s which is an integrated Catholic Primary School catering for children from new entrants to year eight. We are proud of our history and heritage and value the strong bond that continues with our founding order, the Sisters of the Mission. The Special Character of our school is expressed through the students, the teachers and the wider school community, living and teaching the Gospel Values. At St Joseph’s our committed and dedicated staff set high expectations for all children and we aim to work in partnership with you.

Nga Mihi
Grant Stuart
Principal 

Our Values

St Joseph’s School provides a holistic education in an environment that reflects the values of the Roman Catholic Church.

AROHA

Love of God, Self and Others

KAHA

Respect and Tolerance

PONO TIKA

Honesty and Integrity

MANAAKITANGA

Community and Team Work

MAHI

Perseverance and Innovation

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Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan

Latest ERO Report

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Latest Notifications

Yr 4-6 will be back from camp around 2.30pm – the Buses left Raglan at 1.40pm. Children can be collected as soon as they are back!

Fri Dec 09 02:05pm

Final Mass time: Please note the change to our end of year Mass Time. The start time is now 1.30pm.

Mon Dec 05 09:38am

Kia Ora Koutou


Please note the change to our end of year Mass Time. The start time is now 1.30pm. Father Stuart made the change after realising he was double booked with another school. 
 
We apologies for any inconvenience this change may cause. 
 
Ngā Mihi
Grant Stuart
Principal 

Back to school stationery – order now!

Fri Dec 02 10:09am

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make your back to school shop super easy. And if you order in December, you’ll go in the draw to WIN 1 of 5 $1000 cash prizes — plus, you’ll get a FREE A4 Magnetic Whiteboard Family Organiser*.


Your child’s class list is already loaded. Just go to myschool.co.nz. Simply add your details, check that you want everything on the list, then click and confirm — and OfficeMax will get your delivery underway with free delivery on orders over $60*.


You can pay by internet banking, credit card or debit card. Laybuy* is also available, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments and still get your order right away. Plus you’ll be helping our school earn school rewards* that we use to purchase much needed extra resources for our school.


We encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go in plenty of time for the start of Term 1.


So go ahead and beat the back to school rush, order today and give them the best start possible.


 


* Terms & Conditions apply, see myschool.co.nz for details.



 

Year 0-3 swimming lessons start today – remember swimming gear!

Thu Dec 01 07:24am

Year 1-3 Athletics this afternoon has been cancelled due to the wet ground conditions on both the field and turf. More rain is expected.

Wed Nov 30 11:40am

Yr 7&8 Waimarino trip update, the team will be back at school just before 6.30pm

Thu Nov 24 06:08pm

Yr 7&8 leaving Waimarino now, will be back on time just before 7pm

Thu Nov 24 04:46pm

Invitation! PTFA family picnic! Save the date – Wednesday 14 December!

Wed Nov 23 08:19pm

 



Family Picnic Invitation 2022

Junior Athletics Afternoon postponed until next Wednesday.

Wed Nov 23 08:46am

Due to the weather we have experienced over night and state of the field, we have decided to postpone the Junior Athletics Afternoon until next Wednesday.  We will send out a reminder next week.

Teacher Union Meetings this Thursday 24 November – 12.45pm pick up for Year 0-6 students reminder

Tue Nov 22 12:22pm

Google form 12.45pm pick up for Year 0-6 24 November


Please fill in the form so that we can organise supervision for those who need to stay at school.


For more information please refer to the Hero email from 7 November, or the school newsletter last week.

Remember Year 7&8 students will be at Waimarino, so this does not apply to them.
Thanks for your support.

AVOID RIVER ROAD – A tree has fallen across River Road near Dio School and the road is blocked. Please use alternative routes this morning.

Mon Nov 21 08:28am

REMINDER – YEAR 4-6 SWIMMING LESSONS START TOMORROW MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Sun Nov 20 04:14pm

REMINDER – YEAR 4-6 SWIMMING LESSONS START TOMORROW MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER


Children in Rooms 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 need to bring their swimming gear tomorrow for their lessons at St Paul’s. We recommend they also bring an umbrella and/or raincoat for the walk!

Pizza Day Friday – NOT SENIOR STUDENTS due to double techni

Thu Nov 17 02:36pm

A delicious easy lunch option for a Friday!* $1.50 per slice*Ham & Cheese, Pepperoni or Simply Cheese (gluten free also available in Cheese and Ham & Cheese).*Orders are by Kindo only, orders close at 9.00am Friday.


Please do not order for the Senior students tomorrow!

DISCOS TOMORROW! Thursday 10 November.

Wed Nov 09 02:24pm

DISCOS TOMORROW! Thursday 10 November.
Year 0-3: 4:30-5:30pm SUPERHEROES
Year 4-6: 5:45-6:45pm FAMOUS PERSON
Year 7-8: 7.00-8.00pm OPPOSITES
This year we will be dancing outdoors! The dance floor is the turf outside Kōhuri (Year 2&3 classrooms) and under the shade-sails is the chillout zone. We will be keeping the children in the dance and chillout zones; they will not be able to roam the school or go on the playground.
Parents are welcome to stay and join us for a boogie!
All children must be collected from under the shade sails at the end of their disco.
Entry is $2.00, and there will be a range of snacks and drinks to purchase, so please bring cash.
We look forward to a fun evening organised by our Student Councillors to raise funds for the Year 8 leavers event. Thanks for your support!

Teacher Only Day this Friday 11 November – reminder.

Tue Nov 08 02:10pm

Friday is a scheduled Teacher Only Day for St Joseph’s Fairfield. School is closed for students, and there is no before or after school care.

Thursday 24 November – Teachers Union Meeting – 12.45pm pick up for Year 0-6 students *please fill in Google form attached

Mon Nov 07 02:30pm

NZEI (New Zealand’s largest education union) have announced Paid Union Meetings across the country in November to discuss an offer from the Ministry of Education regarding the Primary Teachers Collective Contract (pay and conditions). All teachers who are union members are entitled to attend these meetings.



For our school, this will be organised as follows:



Wednesday 23 November: Year 7&8 teachers will attend a union meeting with no impact on students at school. Year 7&8 are then on a trip to Waimarino the next day. Year 0-3 Athletics will take place in the afternoon as planned.


Thursday 24 November: Year 0-6 teachers will attend a union meeting in the afternoon of Thursday 24 November. We ask that children are picked up from school at 12.45pm if possible. Those who need to stay at school will be supervised by support staff. Normal learning programmes will not be taking place. 
After-school care will still be available and will need to be booked through Enrolmy as normal.



Please fill in this google form for your Year 0-6 children so that we know how many children will need to be supervised.



Google Form – 24/11/22 – Yr 0-6 12.45pm pick up or supervision

Pizza Day Friday – NOT SENIOR STUDENTS due to double techni

Thu Nov 03 03:50pm

A delicious easy lunch option for a Friday!* $1.50 per slice*Ham & Cheese, Pepperoni or Simply Cheese (gluten free also available in Cheese and Ham & Cheese).*Orders are by Kindo only, orders close at 9.00am Friday.


Please do not order for the Senior students tomorrow!

SAMOSA COLLECTION tomorrow Friday 4 November 2.00-3.00pm from the staffroom

Thu Nov 03 03:47pm

Please remember to pick up your samosa order from the staffroom between 2.00-3.00pm tomorrow. All orders must be picked up tomorrow!
While you are there, pick up a bargain at the 2nd hand uniform sale from 2.00pm.
Thank you for supporting the PTFA.

Gumboot Thursday and PTFA 2nd hand uniform sale on Friday

Wed Nov 02 04:08pm

2 reminders!


Gumboot Thursday tomorrow! Please bring a gold coin donation! Wear gumboots to support the “I Am Hope” charity who aim to provide counselling for young people. Children will be doing gumboot related activities organised by our House Leaders over the coming days.


PTFA 2nd hand uniform sale: Friday 4 November outside the staffroom from 2.00pm. Payment by cash or Kindo. Come and get a bargain!

School Assembly – Tomorrow Wednesday 2 November 2pm

Tue Nov 01 06:06pm

Kia ora koutou,


With so many events and activities happening this term, it is impossible to stick to our regular fortnightly Friday assemblies. We want to have assemblies when the whole school is onsite to share in celebrations!


We will hold our first whole school Assembly of the term in the Church at 2pm tomorrow. We will be celebrating recent sporting and cultural successes, as well as hearing about exciting events coming up such as Gumboot Thursday and discos.


After that, our next whole school Assembly is scheduled for Friday 25 November at 2pm.


Whānau are welcome at all school assemblies!

Cultural Committee Meeting is tomorrow night at 6.30pm in the Staffroom. All welcome to attend.

Mon Oct 31 04:21pm

Are you able to help?

Mon Oct 31 10:29am

We are looking for 2 or 3 parents that would be able to pick up the Sushi and Subway lunches 1 day every other week and drop them off at the school office.



If you are able to help out for the rest of Term 4, please email office@stjosephs.school.nz



Thank you!

Sushi & Subway lunches are back for Term 4! Orders via Kindo only.

Mon Oct 31 09:54am

FINAL CALL FOR SAMOSA ORDERS! Orders close on Kindo at midday today.

Fri Oct 28 10:32am

SAMOSAS! SAMOSAS! SAMOSAS!

Thu Oct 27 02:11pm

Tomorrow is the last day for samosa orders. Get your orders in now.


Thank you for supporting the PTFA.



 

Reminder – PTFA Samosa Fundraiser

Tue Oct 25 12:23pm

Just a friendly reminder that it’s time to get your samosa orders in!


Orders close on Friday.


Thank you for all your support.



 

Strowan Ave / Dalethorpe Ave Roadworks

Fri Oct 21 02:09pm

Dear Parents


We have been informed by Hamilton City Council that there will be roadworks every day next week at the Strowan Ave / Dalethorpe Ave junction. 


There will be Stop/Go traffic control in place while the roadworks are taking place.


We strongly suggest that you make alternative drop off and pick up arrangements during this time. There are a number of other streets nearby where you can park then walk into school, such as McNicol Street, Golden Place, Haultain Street.


Please remember that parents are not allowed to use the school driveway, church carpark and front driveway for pick up and drop off. 


Thank you.

PTFA Samosa Fundraiser

Fri Oct 21 12:59pm

Samosas are proving to be very popular! Don’t forget to ask family and friends if they’d like to buy some samosas over the long weekend! Orders close end of next week.


If you have an order of 10 or more boxes feel free to deposit the money directly into PTFA account: 12-3171-0260206-00 using SAMOSA & YOUR NAME for reference and email the following to ptfa@stjosephs.school.nz


Child’s name:
Room:
No. of lamb boxes:
No. of butter chicken boxes:
No. of vegetable boxes:


You will receive an email confirming we have received your order.


Thank you!

Pizza Day Friday – NOT SENIOR STUDENTS

Thu Oct 20 10:31am

Pizza Day Friday – NOT SENIOR STUDENTS


A delicious easy lunch option for a Friday!* $1.50 per slice*Ham & Cheese, Pepperoni or Simply Cheese (gluten free also available in Cheese and Ham & Cheese).*Orders are by Kindo only, orders close at 9.00am Friday.


Please do not order for the Senior students tomorrow!

“THE SHOW” – tickets available now for everyone! NO ticket limit!

Wed Oct 19 11:55am

Dear Parents,


St Joseph’s Catholic School presents a Senior Production “The Show”. This is the show that had to be postponed in 2021 due to Covid, so we are really looking forward to it! Performances will take place at the Fairfield College Hall on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October.


We will be selling tickets for the evening performances for $7.50 per person. This is to cover our costs such as venue hire, sound and lighting hire.


Tickets are now open for the wider school community, so don’t miss out! There is NO limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased.


Remember that all St Joseph’s pupils will see the show for free on Thursday 28 October. Therefore we request that you do not bring St Joseph’s pupils to attend the evening shows due to limited space; this will ensure we have enough seats available at the evening performances for adult family members to purchase. Also, seating at Fairfield College is not tiered, so please be aware that young children may not be able to have a clear view.


Tickets can only be purchased on Kindo. You will not receive a ticket – you will be on the list of Kindo purchases and we will sign you in at the door. Tickets can be purchased now!


We know you will enjoy the show, thanks for your support.


Yr 7&8 Choir, Year 5&6 Choir & Mrs Hughes.

Year 4-8 Athletics tomorrow – transport options

Tue Oct 18 05:49pm

A reminder that our Year 4-8 Athletics Day is tomorrow (Wednesday 19 October) at Porritt Stadium.


Transport Options: 


Children can either be taken straight to Porritt Stadium, or come to school as normal. Buses will depart school at 9.00am. You do not need to let us know if you are taking them there, we will sign them in and check absentees as normal. Please be aware that the buses from school will not be arriving at Porritt Stadium until 9.15am, so children do not need to be at the stadium until this time, however staff will be onsite at Porritt Stadium from 8.15am. The day will end at approximately 2pm. Children can leave with a parent, or come back to school on the bus.


Remember:


P.E. T-Shirt, Sports Shirt or T-Shirt of house colour
P.E Shorts
Soft-soled shoes
Sunhat/Sunscreen, or a raincoat depending on the weather!
Drink bottle
Morning Tea/Lunch
 

Team Newsletters Term 4 2022 attached.

Tue Oct 18 01:54pm

 



Team Newsletters Term 4 2022

Lucky Book Club – Issue 7

Tue Oct 18 12:50pm

Lucky Book Club Issue 7 brochures will be going home this week. 


Please remember that orders are via the LOOP App only. Orders will close on Thursday 10th November 2022. This will be the final issue for 2022. 



LOOP

School Lunches

Tue Oct 18 09:24am

Due to the very busy next 2 weeks, Sushi and Subway lunches will not be available until Monday 31st October. 


Pizza lunches will return this term, staring on Friday this week.

Order delicious Samosas! PTFA Fundraiser. Click for details!

Mon Oct 17 02:22pm

Our PTFA are delighted to bring you a delicious Samosa Fundraiser. Samosas are a delicious snack or a really easy family meal! The money raised will go towards the purchase of decodable reading books for our junior school.
Orders & Payment: All orders & payment are made via Kindo by Friday 28 October.
Collection: All orders must be collected from the staffroom on Friday 4 November between 2pm – 3pm. All orders MUST BE collected on this day. Each family is responsible
for collecting and distributing any samosa orders they have placed for other people.
Flavour options: Lamb, Vegetarian or Butter Chicken.
Order forms are coming home today if you would like to collect orders, and Kindo payment is open now. Thanks for your support!

Last chance to grab a 4 pack of cupcakes! Outside the school office for the next 30 minutes! First come, first served!

Fri Sep 30 02:59pm

Term 4 Shoes

Fri Sep 30 01:09pm

Please remember that the shoes for Term 1 and Term 4 are plain black sandals, not jandals.


See below for examples.



 



 

Last chance to order Cupcakes!

Fri Sep 30 07:31am

Don’t miss out!
The PTFA Cupcake Sale is happening TODAY at 2.15pm!
Order online via Kindo – individual cupcakes – pack of 4 cupcakes – lolly bags.
Kindo orders will close at 9am!

Don’t miss out!

Thu Sep 29 12:31pm

Don’t miss out!
The PTFA Cupcake Sale is happening tomorrow at 2.15pm!
Order online via Kindo – individual cupcakes – pack of 4 cupcakes – lolly bags.
Kindo orders will close at 9am Friday.



 

PTFA Cupcake Sale

Wed Sep 28 10:25am

PTFA Cupcake Sale
The PTFA are having a Cupcake Bake Sale, starting at 2.15pm on Friday, follwing the end of term gathering under the shade sails.
Cupcakes and lollies are available to purchase via Kindo now. There is a maximum of 2 cupcake per students, however, extras will be available on the day.
Boxes of 4 cupcakes and bags of lollies can also be purchased.
See you there!


 

Futsal players wanted!

Wed Sep 28 09:54am

If your child would like to play Futsal in Term 4, please contact Amy ASAP:


a.bygrave@stjosephs.school.nz

Welcome to Week 10 of Term 3! Reminders:

Tue Sep 27 08:31am

Welcome to Week 10 of Term 3!
Reminders:
– our classrooms are open from 2.00pm-4.30pm today for your child to share their learning with you. Pop in anytime to see what they have been up to this term!
– PTFA cupcake sale this Friday from 2.15pm. Pre-orders on Kindo are open now. Delicious!

End of Term 3 Gathering

Fri Sep 23 04:21pm

We will be hosting a gathering under the shade sails next Friday from 2pm. All families are welcome to attend.


Certificates will be presented to students and the PTFA are having a Cupcake Bake Sale, starting at 2.15pm. 


Cupcakes and lollies are available to purchase via Kindo now. There is a maximum of 2 cupcake per students, however, extras will be available on the day. 


Boxes of 4 cupcakes and bags of lollies can also be purchased. 


See you there!



 

Pizza Day Friday – NOT SENIOR STUDENTS

Thu Sep 22 01:55pm

Pizza Day Friday – NOT SENIOR STUDENTS
A delicious easy lunch option for a Friday!
* $1.50 per slice*Ham & Cheese, Pepperoni or Simply Cheese (gluten free also available in Cheese and Ham & Cheese).
*Orders are by Kindo only, orders close at 9.00am Friday.
Please do not order for the Senior students tomorrow!

REMINDER – Food Bank Items – Friday 23rd September

Thu Sep 22 10:56am

REMINDER – Food Bank Items – Friday 23rd September
All food bank donation items can be dropped off tomorrow outside Room 1.
This is NOT a Mufti Day!



 

Sharing of Learning – Tuesday 27 September 2.00pm-4.30pm

Wed Sep 21 05:58pm

Kia ora whānau,


Next Tuesday 27 September we invite you in to our classrooms any time from 2.00pm until 4.30pm so that your child can show you their learning and their classroom.


You don’t need to book a time, this is not a parent interview, but it is an opportunity for children to show you what they are proud of and for whānau to connect with class teachers. 


We look forward to seeing you, our classrooms will be open from 2.00pm-4.30pm.


Thanks.

Yr 5-6 Winter Sports Tournament – Cancelled

Mon Sep 19 04:15pm

Due to the bad weather forecast for tomorrow, Southwell, the organisers of the Winter Sports Tournament, have made the hard decision to cancel tomorrow’s tournament.  Unfortunately this makes three years in a row!


School as normal for everyone tomorrow.

Food Bank Items Required

Mon Sep 19 02:39pm

Are you in a position to help a family in need? Please bring an item of food such as pasta, boxes of cereal, tea bags, spreads, instant noodles, and canned soup, to be donated to the St Vincent de Paul Society.


Donations can be made this Friday 23rd September.


Please place your donation into the containers outside Room One before school. Thank you.

Year 6-8 Growing in the Image of God – Understanding Sexuality Programme Information Session for Parents Tues 27th Sept 5.00pm-6.00pm – Rm 1

Mon Sep 19 01:38pm

Students in Years 6,7 and 8 will take part in our “Growing In the Image of God” lessons from the beginning of Term 4. This unit covers age-appropriate information about self image, friendship, body changes and puberty. These lessons have been carefully developed with full regard to our Catholic character. 


There will be a parent information meeting on Tuesday 27th September from 5.00-6.00pm in Room 1, where parents will be shown the lesson outlines and resources used. 


If you have attended this meeting in previous years for an older sibling, you do not need to come again as the lessons are unchanged.


Students need a clearfile (some of them will have this from previous years). There are often discussion prompts for homework, so please ask your child what they have been learning about in these important sessions. 


If you have any questions about this parent information evening, please email your child’s Team Leader.


Y6: Heather Keep  h.keep@stjosephs.school.nz


Y7-8: Rhonda McFarlane  r.mcfarlane@stjosephs.school.nz


 


 

Mufti Day tomorrow and Assembly start time:

Thu Sep 15 08:04pm


* Friday 16 September – Mufti Day – bring a gold coin donation for St Vincent de Paul please!


*If you are planning on joining us in the Church tomorrow for Assembly, we will be starting a little earlier at 1.50pm. This is because it will take some time to draw the spot prizes for the Readathon – exciting!

Mufti Day for St Vincent de Paul This Friday 16th September

Mon Sep 12 03:10pm

Come to school this Friday in mufti and make sure to bring a gold coin. (There is no theme this time- anything goes).



All money raised will be donated to St Vincent de Paul.



Thank you for supporting St Vincent de Paul Society.

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