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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

Our Values

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


Love of God, Self and Others


Respect and Tolerance


Honesty and Integrity


Community and Team Work


Perseverance and Innovation


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Mufti Day tomorrow Thursday 26 May. Gold coin donation please which our Young Vinnies will use to make care packs for those in need.

Wed May 25 07:53pm

Mufti Day Thursday 26th May

Mon May 23 01:12pm


Thank you to our community – Staff attending funeral tomorrow – Supervision only day. Google form attached.

Sun May 22 06:34pm

Good evening,

A huge thank you to our community. Many families have indicated that they can keep their child/ren home tomorrow, which means that we can send a large group of St Joseph’s staff to pay their respects at Laurie Henry’s funeral tomorrow. We are truly appreciative of the support that our St Joseph’s community have show for Maureen and our staff at this time.

Please note, if you filled in the form to say you are able to keep your child home, you do not need to notify us of the absence on the app or email, we have it recorded already. 

Some parents of Year 5&6 children have also said they can pick their child up on return from the museum. The bus is due at 12.00pm, so come any time from 12.15 and sign your child out at the office.

If you missed this information, it was sent out on all our platforms on Friday afternoon. Tomorrow Monday 23 May will be a supervision only day across the school to allow staff at to attend a funeral, except for Year 4-6 who should come to school for the museum trip. The google form link is below:

Once again, thank you so much for your support.

– The St Joseph’s Fairfield staff.

Google Form – Staff attending funeral – Supervision Day

Cyclones and Hurricanes hockey practice cancelled this afternoon

Fri May 20 02:51pm

Staff attending funeral on Monday – Supervision Day. Click for more details.

Fri May 20 02:26pm

Kia ora whānau,
Our school staff are mourning the loss of Laurie Henry who passed away on Monday night. Laurie was the husband of our beloved Maureen Henry. Maureen is our longest standing staff member – she has worked at St Joseph’s for over 30 years, and she still teaches our New Entrants every Friday.
Both Maureen and Laurie are so loved and respected by our staff. Laurie had a long career in education; he was a former Waikato Principal and was still relieving in our school and many others just a few years ago.
Many of us would like to pay our respects at Laurie’s funeral on Monday. It is to be held in Cambridge in the middle of the day. This means we will be running a “supervision only” programme across the whole school on Monday so that staff can attend. Year 4-6 are visiting the museum on Monday – this trip will proceed as planned.
If some families are able to keep their children home on Monday, it will allow us to send more staff to pay their respects at Laurie’s funeral. We know there have already been many disruptions due to covid, so this is not something we ask lightly; it is a sign of our love and respect for the Henry’s.
To assist our planning so that we ensure there are enough staff onsite, could you please fill in the google form below to let us know if you can keep your child home on Monday.
Remember: Year 4-6 children should come to school so they don’t miss the Museum visit!
We appreciate your support in this so that staff can say our farewells to Laurie, and support Maureen. Please keep the Henry whānau in your prayers.
Thank you.
Tracy Svendsen – Deputy Principal.

Google form to fill in
Google Form – Supervision Day Monday 23 May

Pizza Day Friday

Thu May 19 02:34pm

A delicious easy lunch option for a Friday!* $2 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 pizza for the Yr 7/8 students as they will be at Techni.

Pink Shirt Day tomorrow

Thu May 19 11:39am

Tomorrow we will be joining thousands of other school and organisations nationwide to promote an anti-bullying message through Pink Shirt Day, run by the Mental Health Foundation.
Students can wear mufti, with pink where possible. If they don’t have a pink shirt, how about a headband, a scarf, socks etc!
There is no charge, we will do this for awareness, not a fundraiser.
Year 7&8’s will go to Techni in their pink mufti.


Wed May 18 03:58pm
Volleyball is back for Years 5-6 & Years 7-8 Wednesdays at The Peak Rototuna.

3 x 20 min games starting at 3.45pm Wednesday 15th June going for 4 weeks.

Games start 3:45pm

All teams will require a Manager and a Coach. Please bear this in mind when signing up your child. Without your support these activities cannot go ahead.

Registrations close 28th May.



Fri May 13 03:26pm

Class/Individual/Sibling photos will be taking place on Monday.
If you have not completed a Sibling Photo form, please email the school office before 9am on Monday listing your childrens names and room numbers.


Friday 13 May events : Assembly , whānau invited to classrooms, PTFA 2nd hand uniform sale. Click for more details.

Wed May 11 08:41pm

Friday 13 May will be a busy day at school!
– our first school Assembly under Orange will be held in the church at 12.10pm. Parents welcome.
– Whānau are invited to drop in to visit classrooms anytime from 1.30pm, your children would love to show you their learning!
– PTFA second hand uniform sale from 2.00pm outside the staffroom (cash & Kindo payment options)
Hope to see you on Friday!

Pizza Friday’s are back! Starting this Friday 13 May! A delicious easy lunch option for a Friday! Click for more details.

Wed May 11 08:36pm

Pizza Friday’s are back! Starting this Friday 13 May! A delicious easy lunch option for a Friday!
* $2 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.
*Orders are open on Kindo now.
* Pizza’s will be delivered to students in their classrooms at lunchtime.
*Please note that Year 7&8 can only order pizza every 2nd week when they have a single session at Techni – so this week works!
The PTFA thanks you for your support for this fundraiser!

Pink Shirt Day – Friday 20th May

Tue May 10 11:08am

Next Friday, 20th May, we will be joining thousands of other school and organisations nationwide to promote an anti-bullying message through Pink Shirt Day, run by the Mental Health Foundation.
Students can wear mufti, with pink where possible. If they don’t have a pink shirt, how about a headband, a scarf, socks etc!
There is no charge, we will do this for awareness, not a fundraiser.
Year 7&8’s will go to Techni in their pink mufti.


Covid Update: Monday 9 May

Mon May 09 03:29pm

Kia ora whānau,

It has been a great start to the term being in Orange for the Covid Protection Framework. We are enjoying the sense of normality having parents back onsite for drop offs, sports practices and meetings. 

We currently have several families who are isolating, and we will continue to keep you informed when we know of children who have potentially been infectious at school.

Currently, we are aware of one student in Year 4 who was at school last week and has tested positive over the weekend. Please keep us informed if covid is in your household, and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

Lunchtime Gymnastics

Mon May 09 09:56am

Lunchtime gymnastics is up and running again for Term 2 – starting tomorrow!!!!!
Sign up now by clicking on the link below:


PTFA further date change! Back to original date of Tuesday 10 May!

Fri May 06 04:57pm

PTFA further date change!
Aroha mai!
Father Stuart has now changed the date of the first Sacramental Programme to Tuesday 17 May, which means we will revert to our original PTFA meeting date of next Tuesday 10 May – 7pm in the staffroom, we really hope to see you there!
Sorry again for the date changes.
Remember, the Cultural Committee also meet on Monday 9 May at 6.30pm
Have a great weekend.

Date change – PTFA AGM now Tuesday 17 May

Wed May 04 05:38pm

Apologies, we have realised the date next week clashes with the Sacramental Programme and we didn’t have our calendars aligned.

Thanks for your understanding, we hope to see you at 7pm on Tuesday 17 May for the PTFA AGM in the staffroom.

We would love to have some new parents join us!

Thank you!

PTFA and CULTURAL COMMITTEE meetings next week – come and join us!

Wed May 04 03:42pm

We have 2 very committed parent groups who are finally able to meet face to face now that we are in Orange.

We welcome new parents to join these groups, it would be great to see some new faces.

Monday 9 May 6.30pm – CULTURAL COMMITTEE

This dedicated group support the school in promoting all cultures, including Māori and Pasifika, and the wide range of other cultures in our school.

Tuesday 10 May 7.00pm – PTFA AGM

Our amazing PTFA will be electing their Officers, and discussing upcoming fundraising opportunities.

Both meetings will be in the staffroom; mask wearing is encouraged.

Come and join us! Getting involved with these groups is a great way to support the school, to meet other parents, and to make a difference for your tamariki.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Team Newsletters Term 2 2022 attached.

Tue May 03 02:20pm

This newsletter contains some general reminders and information relevant to learning across the whole school, and then it has sections from each of the teaching teams.


Team Newsletters Term 2 2022

COVID Update: All you need to know for School on Monday.

Fri Apr 29 03:54pm

Kia Ora Koutou

We look forward to the start of Term 2 on Monday at the Orange settings. 

Attached is an overview of what this means for our community. 

Please take the time to read the document. 

See you Monday! 

Nga Mihi 

Grant Stuart 



Covid 19 Update

Wed Apr 13 06:25pm

Kia Ora Koutou

Like many around the country we welcome the move to Orange.

Because of the short notice the Ministry of Education has told schools to continue to operate at the red setting for tomorrow. 

This means that students will still be required to wear masks  at school tomorrow. 

The good news is that we will start Term 2 in Orange! 

Thanks for your ongoing support,

Grant Stuart – Principal

Tracy Svendsen – Deputy Principal


Unite against COVID-19

From 11.59pm tonight, 13 April all of New Zealand will move to Orange 🟠
Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a sustained reduction in cases and hospitalisations despite the relaxation of settings. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, this means we can now move to the Orange setting. 
At Orange 🟠 
➡️ There are no indoor or outdoor capacity limits at events.
➡️ Face masks are still required for many indoor settings. Inside schools, face masks are not required but still encouraged. 
➡️ There are no changes to the 7-day self-isolation requirement, if you, or someone you live with gets COVID-19. 
➡️ Bars and restaurants are no longer required to enforce seated and separated rules, although they can choose to keep them.
Wearing a face mask at Orange is still important, especially with capacity limits removed. Next to being vaccinated and having a booster, face masks are the best defence against COVID-19 and reduce new cases by as much as 53%. 
Traffic light settings will be reviewed in mid-May.
Find out more about Life at Orange here:

Covid 19 – Orange

Young Vinnies Easter fundraiser!

Mon Apr 11 02:39pm


Remember it’s a mufti day tomorrow Monday 11 April – bring an easter treat to be donated.

Sun Apr 10 07:49pm

Remember it’s a mufti day tomorrow Monday 11 April – bring an easter treat to be donated.

Sun Apr 10 07:21pm

Easter Raffle – last day to get tickets in tomorrow! Raffle drawn on Wednesday. Tickets returned on time also go in the spot prize draw!

Sun Apr 10 07:16pm

Easter Raffle closing soon!

Wed Apr 06 02:42pm

The Annual Easter Raffle is now underway! All tickets must be returned to the school office by Monday 11th April.
The draw will take place on Wednesday 13th April and prizes will be sent home with the winners.

Don’t forget to drop off your Easter treat at the school office.

Thank you for your support!


Mufti Day tomorrow Mon 4 April. No theme, wear what you want! Gold coin for Caritas Lenten Appeal please!

Sun Apr 03 07:39pm

Here is the link to the latest newsletter.

Wed Mar 23 04:47pm




Rock Your Socks 2022!

Sun Mar 20 12:51pm

Monday 21st March 2022
This year we would like to support Down Syndrome Day, it is supported annually around the globe, its aim is to raise awareness about the genetic disorder (Trisomy 21) and promote kindness and inclusiveness.
Add some colourful socks to your Mufti Mania outfit!

FOUR Mufti Mania Mondays!

Thu Mar 17 02:24pm


Kia Ora Koutou! to clarify, the next mufti day is on Monday 21 March. Tomorrow, is a normal school uniform day.

Wed Mar 16 04:52pm

School Jacket Orders

Mon Mar 14 11:44am

St Joseph’s School will be offering jackets as optional items to the school uniform.

Orders can only be placed from Monday 14th March until Friday 18th March. No late orders will be taken.
Delivery can take 8 to 10 weeks.
Please order via MyKindo.


Here is the link to the latest newsletter

Wed Mar 09 07:00pm



Don’t forget that tomorrow is Mufti Day!

Wed Mar 09 01:54pm

The Young Vinnies are raising money to help the families of Tonga follwing the recent tsunami.
Please bring a gold coin donation.

MUFTI DAY – Thursday 10th March

Fri Mar 04 01:44pm

Thursday 10th March

Gold Coin Donation

All money raised will go towards helping the people of Tonga following the recent tsunami.

Teacher Only Day – Monday 7th March!

Thu Mar 03 01:59pm

Teacher Only Day – Monday 7th March!
Please remember that this coming Monday is a Teacher Only Day.
Our Before/After School Care programmes along with supervision will be available on this day to allow parents to continue to work. For details and pricings please follow this Enrolmy link.

Supervision for Teacher Only Day

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