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Team Information Sessions – Tuesday 7 February 2023. Reminder & Zoom Link

Tue Feb 07 10:49am

At these meetings, the teachers in each Syndicate will give you information such as:

*how learning is organised in their team

*any upcoming events

*what homework looks like at their level 

*other information relevant to that age group

Times are staggered to allow parents with more than one child to attend the meetings at various levels:    

Matatipu & Kōhuri – New Entrants and Years 1,2,3: 

3.00-3.25pm (Matatipu building)

Māhuri – Year 4-6: 

3.30 – 3.55pm (Room 8)

Puāwai – Year 7/8: 

4.00 – 4.25pm (Room 1)

For those who cannot attend, the Zoom link is below, and teaching teams will be also sending home plenty of information as the term progresses.

Join Zoom Meeting
Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 883 7251 8499
Passcode: N0D3tt



Music Lessons 2023 at St Joseph’s – Information about Musiqhub attached

Fri Feb 03 12:37pm

Great news! St Joseph’s Fairfield is again partnering with Musiqhub in 2023, providing the opportunity for students to have private music lessons onsite during school time.
We thank Aaron who was the Musiqhub owner/tutor based at our school last year. He has now moved on and the Musiqhub business is now run by Ruth and Michael Germon. Parents deal directly with Ruth and Michael to book lessons. The school assists with timetabling and provides the venue.
This year, the tutor who will be coming to St Joseph’s is Vasa; she has great music teaching experience. Get in touch with Ruth and Michael at Musiqhub to find out more!

Team Newsletters Term 1 2023 attached

Thu Feb 02 02:10pm


Team Newsletters Term 1 2023

Kia ora koutou,
Our “Team Newsletters” for Term 1 2023 are attached. There is a lot of information, so get comfortable and settle in for a good read!
Any questions, your classroom teacher is your first port of call.
St Joseph’s Fairfield Leadership Team


Tue Jan 31 05:40pm

Thanks to all those who were able to join us at our Community Day today – it was lovely to see you all again! A great way to start the school year!
Don’t come to school tomorrow – all staff are off-site on Wednesday attending a Professional Development Day with the other Hamilton Catholic Schools.
We look forward to seeing you on THURSDAY!

Dates and times for school next week

Fri Jan 27 03:33pm

Teachers have been busy at school preparing and we are excited to see you all again next week!
9.30am-11.30am and 1.00pm-2.00pm
*Whānau are invited to pop in to classrooms and meet their teachers, drop off stationary and reconnect with school!
* Children must come with an adult and cannot be left at school without an adult.
*PTFA 2nd hand uniform sale and our uniform shop will be open at the times above
*Enjoy a sausage sizzle, an ice-block and a play with friends on the bouncy castle!
Remember – this is not a formal school day, and not compulsory, but we hope many will take the opportunity to meet the teachers and reconnect with friends. Children don’t need to wear uniform.

Wednesday 1 February: Teacher Only Day:
*School closed for students.
*School Office closed
*All staff will be attending Professional Development offsite with the other schools in the Hamilton Catholic Schools Community of Learning.

Thursday 2 February: Term 1 2023 starts:
*We welcome back all students for 2023.
*School starts at 8.45am.


Wed Jan 25 12:27pm


Stationery items can be purchased via OfficeMax – MySchool

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Stationery Lists 2023

PTFA 2nd Hand Uniform Sale:

Tue Jan 24 02:38pm

PTFA 2nd Hand Uniform Sale:
This will be held on our Community Day, Tuesday 31 January 2023.
The 2nd hand uniform sale will run from 9.30-11.30am, and from 1.00-2.00pm.
These are same times that teachers will be in classrooms ready to meet you, and our uniform shop will also be open. We hope to see you there!
If you have uniform to donate to the sale, we will gratefully accept it, just drop it in to the office. All proceeds from the 2nd hand sale go towards PTFA fundraisers for the school – thank you!


Wed Jan 18 01:56pm

The school office will be reopening next week for all enrolment/general enquiries from 10am until 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

(Second hand uniform items for the PTFA can also be dropped off during this time).

The uniform shop will be open on these days between 1pm and 2pm. This is for new uniform only; second hand uniform will be available for sale on 31st January at the School Community Day.

Merry Christmas! Click for dates for start of the 2023 school year.

Fri Dec 23 08:15am

The staff at St Joseph’s Fairfield wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

The dates for the start of the school year 2023 are as follows:

Tuesday 31 January: Community Day

*Children can come to school with an adult.
*Teachers will be in their classrooms in the morning from 9.30am – 11.30am and in the afternoon from 1.00pm – 2.00pm.
*Come into the classroom, meet your child’s teacher, drop off stationary. 
*Enjoy a sausage sizzle and a play with friends on the bouncy castle!
*The uniform shop will be open from 9.30am-11.30am and 1.00pm-2.00pm.
*The PTFA will be holding a 2nd hand uniform sale (time to be advised).
*This is not a formal school day, it is a day to reconnect with each other. 
*Children cannot be left at school without an adult
*Children do not need to be in school uniform 
*This day is not compulsory; we know that for many children coming back to school can cause anxiety, so this day is to help ease any back-to-school stress!

Wednesday 1 February: Teacher Only Day

*School closed for students.
*School Office closed
*All staff will be attending Professional Development offsite with the other schools in the Hamilton Catholic Schools Community of Learning. 

Thursday 2 February: Term 1 2023 starts

*We welcome back all students for 2023.
*School starts at 8.45am.

Monday 6 February 2023: Waitangi Day

*School closed for students.

Have you bought your Christmas raffle tickets on Kindo yet?! Closes 9am tomorrow. Thanks for your support, from the PTFA.

Thu Dec 15 06:56pm

PTFA Christmas Raffle – tickets are now available on Kindo! $2.00 each! Amazing prizes! Tickets on sale until 9am Friday!

Thu Dec 15 08:56am

PTFA raffle tickets will be available on Kindo from 8am tomorrow morning – click for details!

Wed Dec 14 06:58pm


We want you to have a chance to win these awesome prizes! The prizes are listed below – be in to win!

* Tickets will be on sale on Kindo from 8am tomorrow (Thursday)
* Ticket sales will close at 9am on Friday 16 December
* Tickets are $2.00 each
* Your name goes into the draw once for each ticket you buy – eg if you buy 10 tickets, your name is in 10 times.
* The draw will take place on Friday morning. We will do 12 draws, starting with Hamper #1.
* Winners will be contacted on Friday morning and prizes can be collected anytime from Sweetpea Parties (70 Rostrevor Street, Hamilton)
*We know that buying on Kindo is only available under the name of a child at school. If you wish to purchase tickets for other people, it is up to you to decide who wins the prize…you might organise to do your own little raffle draw or something like that! It is all a little trickier in the cloud but we have tried to make this work!

We are all disappointed that the picnic was cancelled due to bad weather, but 12 lucky winners will get some Christmas cheer!

Remember – Kindo from 8am tomorrow!

Thanks again to our sponsors, and thanks for the kind donations from families – here is a rundown of the 12 hampers:
Hamper 1 – Total value $200 includes Lots of lovely Christmas treats and a $10 voucher for the French Tart Café.
Hamper 2 – Total value $125.00 Gardening Hamper – childs mini greenhouse, seeds, trowel, gardening gloves and after gardening treats
Hamper 3 – Total value $200 – Lots of lovely Christmas chocolates, treats, scented candle and Pop the Pig game and Jigsaw puzzle
Hamper 4 – Total Value $230 – Baking pack with cookie cutters, sprinkles, Wilton cake pan and lots of Christmas treats
Hamper 5 – Total Value $300 – A baking pack perfect for Christmas baking, with lots of Christmas treats and a $10 French Tart Voucher
Hamper 6 – Total value $170 – Mitre 10 $50 voucher, 4 passes to Chipmunks valued at $60 and lots of Christmas treats
Hamper 7 – Total value $210 – Kids games, Christmas novelties, book and Christmas treats
Hamper 8 – Total value $185 – Auckland Zoo Pass valued at $70, 3 Chipmunks passes valued at $45, 3 Hamilton Pools vouchers values at $18, Fun car games and treats perfect for a day out with the family
Hamper 9 – Total value $220 – Jigsaw puzzles, kids games and lots of lovely Christmas treats
Hamper 10 – Total value $175 – $50 Smith n McKenzie Voucher, 3 Chipmunks passes valued at $45 and lots of lovely Christmas treats
Hamper 11 – Total value $170 – Redwood Tree Walk Family Pass valued at $100, Christmas festive treats and crackers and chocolates
Hamper 12 – Total value $200 – A great kids pack – 2 movie tickets and medium combo for 2 at Chartwell movie theatre, 2 ten Pin Bowling tickets, $25 Leap voucher, 2 Hamilton pools tickets and lots of chocolate treats!

Due to the current weather conditions we have cancelled the PTFA Picnic tonight. It’s just not picnic weather!

Wed Dec 14 04:09pm

Come to the PTFA Family Picnic tomorrow evening! Bring your dinner! Bring cash for quick-fire raffles

Tue Dec 13 07:18pm

We have 13 raffles in total and they value from $175 to $300. Prizes include yummy Christmas food and vouchers for activities, Mitre 10, Bunnings, cafes and family experiences.
A big thanks to the organisations on the flyer attached for sponsoring raffle prizes – we really appreciate your donations
Let’s end the year with a celebration!
See you under the shade sails from 5pm tomorrow!

PTFA raffle sponsors

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

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 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 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


Sun Nov 20 04:14pm


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!



Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.

Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search St Joseph’s Fairfield in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.