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Teacher Only Day – Tuesday 26 October

Thu Oct 21 11:34am

Kia Ora Koutou


The school has a Teacher Only Day planned for Tuesday 26 October. We have made the decision that this Teacher Only Day will go ahead as planned, regardless of the Alert Level. This day is part of the Accord days given to schools by the Government and is part of our Collective Agreement.


What this day looks like:
If we are in Alert Level 3 – Teachers will spend the day offline but students will still have a set of activities to work through. There will be no Zoom meetings scheduled.


If we are in Alert Level 2 – School will be closed for students. The Ministry of Education has stated schools will be given 24 hours to prepare for students coming back onsite, so students will return on Wednesday.


Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding, we are forced to make a decision before knowing which Alert Level restrictions we will be in.


Ngā Mihi
Grant Stuart
Tumuaki/Principal

Covid Update : Kia Ora Koutou Thank you for your prompt responses to the Alert Level 3 attendance survey. This information is very helpful

Fri Oct 15 04:55pm

Kia Ora Koutou


Thank you for your prompt responses to the Alert Level 3 attendance survey. This information is very helpful and has allowed us to plan for Monday. We are once again very thankful that the majority of our community can keep their children home, we know how difficult this situation can be.


The Ministry of Education has informed us that if there is a change in Alert Level there will be a 24 to 48 hour period for schools to prepare for all students to return to school.


If your current situation changes during Alert Level 3 and you need your children to attend school please email: principal@stjosephs.school.nz


Please note any increase to student numbers attending during Alert Level 3 will mean that more staff will have to come onsite. Staff must produce a negative Covid Test to come onsite to work with the students. This process takes at least 24 hours to complete.


Once again thank you for your ongoing support as we deal with the new reality of the Delta variant.


Nga Mihi
Grant Stuart
Principal


 

Urgent – REMEMBER TO FILL IN THIS ALERT LEVEL 3 ATTENDANCE SURVEY if you have not already done so. All families to respond by 9am Fri please

Thu Oct 14 07:06pm

Urgent – St Joseph’s Fairfield Alert Level 3 Attendance Survey for Monday 18 October 2021 – complete by FRIDAY 9AM


Covid is currently in the community around our school location, with locations of interest in close proximity to our school on Heaphy Terrace (Four Square and Vege King). For this reason, we urge you to keep your children at home under Alert Level 3 if you possibly can. Further locations of interest are likely to be released linked to today’s community cases; please make sure you are checking these locations regularly. Remember that under Alert Level 3, you are allowed to extend your bubble for childcare and should only send your child to school if there is no adult available to look after them in your home or extended bubble.


We are dealing with such a tight timeframe as staff need to be Covid Tested prior to coming on site as part of the MOE protocols . This is a new directive and one that we must adhere to. Therefore, we will only be able to accept students whose parents have replied to this survey by 9am on Friday 15th October.


Teachers will provide some activities for Monday. Should we remain in Level 3 after Monday, our Home Learning programme will start again. Teachers will communicate via Hero. Schools will effectively continue to be closed for face-to-face learning during Level 3, other than for the children of parents who need to go to work and have no alternative care options available.


Please note that school will operate differently during Alert Level 3. eg multi-level bubbles of 10, not with usual teachers or friends etc, not allowed to play or share equipment, siblings kept together.


The Government guidance about Alert Level 3 restrictions is:
– children should learn at home
– schools will be open for students who NEED to be there because they cannot be looked after at home


PLEASE COMPLETE FRIDAY 9AM so that St Joseph’s staff can find out how many students need to attend while the Waikato is in Alert Level 3, on Monday 18 October 2021.



Alert Level 3 Survey

Tomorrow is Catholic Schools Day! We will be celebrating with a mufti day and tabloid sports! Click to read more:

Tue Sep 28 12:07pm

Tomorrow is Catholic Schools Day!
St Joseph’s will be celebrating with:
– A mufti day! Bring a gold coin which we will donate to the Auckland St Vincent de Paul to help with their covid-response for families in need.
– A special liturgy in the morning in our Houses. Some of our students will be celebrating a special Mass with Bishop Steve at his private chapel – you can watch at 9.30am tomorrow: https://www.youtube.com/c/CatholicDioceseofHamiltonNZ
– Having some fun together! Our Sports and Activities Councillors have organised Tabloid Sports which will happen before lunchtime. Children can bring PE gear or a house coloured T-shirt and some shorts to wear for the activities
We will post photos tomorrow so you can share in our celebrations of this special day!



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Runathon money is due tomorrow please! Payments by Kindo, PTFA bank account or cash. Spot prizes draw this week! Thanks for your support!

Sun Sep 26 05:12pm

Remember tomorrow is a mufti day – Wednesday 22 September. Bring something from your pantry to donate to the food bank.

Tue Sep 21 03:06pm

If your child is sick, keep them at home!

Tue Sep 21 11:55am

If your child is sick, keep them at home!
With the risk of COVID-19, we must be more vigilant when it comes to controlling the spread of illness. Any runny nose, sore throat, or fever needs to be referred to your doctor for testing. The likelihood of your child contracting COVID-19 is small but we must all work together to keep it that way. If your child is sick, notify the school, keep them at home, and contact your health professional.

Week 8 Newsletter

Wed Sep 15 03:20pm

Kia Ora Koutou
Here is the latest newsletter.
https://www.smore.com/z5afs

Photolife Group Photos

Mon Sep 13 12:49pm

Due to Auckland still being in Level 4, Photolife Studios are unable to post out the keycodes needed to order the St Joseph’s group photos that were taken in July.


If you would like to order any of the photos taken, please email the school office admin@stjosephs.school.nz and we can email your keycode to you.


The photos that were taken on this day are listed below:


Band
Yr 7&8 Choir
Enviro Students
House Leaders
News Team
Playground Angels
Senior Kapa Haka
Sports & Activities Council
Student Council
Yr 8 Leavers
Young Vinnies

PTFA Runathon Fundraiser – updated information – you can still support this fundraiser! Thank you!

Thu Sep 09 02:54pm

 



Runathon – updated information after lockdown

School is back tomorrow. Remember to email the class teacher for optional staggered end of day to ease congestion….click to read more…

Wed Sep 08 07:34pm

We look forward to welcoming our students back to school tomorrow! It will be so good to have our school buzzing again!


Remember that under Alert Level 2 we have an optional staggered end of day to ease congestion and allow social distancing at our busy exit points. If you would like your child to be released from class at 2.25pm ready for 2.30pm pick up, please email the classroom teacher.


See you (from a distance!) tomorrow!

Information about Level 2 – School is open on Thursday.

Tue Sep 07 06:12pm

Kia Ora Koutou


Here is the link for all you need to know about school restarting on Thursday. Please note that we are in Week 7 and there is three more weeks after this one until the holidays (holidays start Friday 1st October).


Nga Mihi 


Grant Stuart 


Principal



Alert Level 2

Moving to Level 2 – School open on Thursday

Mon Sep 06 06:26pm

As all of New Zealand (except Auckland) moves to Level 2 from 11.59 pm tomorrow, Tuesday 7 September,  we look forward to welcoming back our students and staff to school on Thursday 9 September.


We now await an update from the Ministry of Education outlining the rules relating to schools at Delta Alert Level 2. 


Please check your emails tomorrow for detailed information regarding returning to school on Thursday.

LEVEL 3 UPDATE: Kia Ora Koutou – It is heartening to know that most of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 tonight, and that we are ….

Tue Aug 31 08:02pm

Kia Ora Koutou


It is heartening to know that most of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 tonight, and that we are headed in the right direction in our battle with Covid-19. It is crucial that we all continue to adhere to the government guidelines to ensure we stay on track to eliminate the virus. The staff and BOT at St Joseph’s want to thank our community for your support. Thank you for your prompt response to the Attendance Survey last week, we were successfully able to contact every family in a short space of time, which made our job a lot easier! Thank you for keeping your children at home if you can. The vast majority of our community is able to do so, which means we are more easily able to put into practice the Level 3 Health and Safety Guidelines for just a small number of children who need to attend school. We do not underestimate the strain it may place on your families and in your homes as you continue to keep your children home doing Distance Learning for the time being, especially as some adults continue to work from home, or return to work outside of the home. We really appreciate your support and your commitment to stamping out Covid-19


During Alert Level 3, St Joseph’s Fairfield staff will be working from home, with the exception of just a few teachers who will supervise children at school. The school office will remain closed and we ask our community to stay off site, apart from those few families who we are expecting. These families have now been contacted and they are aware of the plans that have been put in place to minimise the risk of community transmission. However, even though there are staff onsite at school, we respectfully ask that you do not ‘pop in’ as you then run the risk of ‘popping’ all our bubbles. We will be keeping a detailed contact tracing register and we will not be having any visitors onsite during Alert Level 3.


Distance Learning is continuing this week; parents have by now received an email via Hero or a Seesaw post with information about the Distance Learning Programme, and students have received information via the appropriate platform (eg Google Classroom or Google Site). 


A final reminder – please do not send your child to school if you have not been in contact with us regarding this. We will not have staff onsite to supervise extra bubbles without prior organisation.


Any questions, please get in touch. Thanks again and we wish you well with navigating whatever changes Alert Level 3 brings to your family, home or place of work.


Kia mau ki te aka matua: hold fast and keep the faith.


Nga Mihi


Grant Stuart


Principal

REMINDER – ALL SCHOOL FAMILIES NEED TO FILL IN THE ALERT LEVEL 3 ATTENDANCE FORM by midday today please.

Sun Aug 29 10:09am

 


Hamilton moves to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm on Tuesday. Schools remain closed except for those who NEED to attend because they cannot be looked after at home. We need every family to complete this Level 3 survey form by midday today so that we know can organise staffing for Alert Level 3. 


At Alert Level 3 school is very different in order to meet the Health & Safety requirements: children at school are in bubbles of 10 students, they continue with the Distance Learning programme, they are not with their usual teacher or friends, they cannot share equipment and the playground remains closed.


Please fill in the form to let us know whether your child/ren can stay home or needs to be at school. Thank you.


 



Level 3 Survey Link

Covid 19 Update: Looking ahead into next week we have made the decision to not go ahead with our planned Teacher Only Day scheduled for….

Wed Aug 25 09:14pm

Kia Ora Koutou
 
Looking ahead into next week we have made the decision to not go ahead with our planned Teacher Only Day scheduled for Monday 30 August regardless of any change in levels. When the future becomes clearer we will determine when we might reschedule this, either in Term 4 or into 2022.
 
Our learning from home programs are now in full swing. If there are any families that still don’t have a device please let me know.
g.stuart@stjosephs.school.nz
 
We also hope you are doing OK at the moment – but it is also OK if you aren’t.



As the Mental Health Foundation of NZ says, “it’s all right to feel a range of emotions right now. Going into a Level 4 lockdown is a big deal and it brings all sorts of different feelings to the surface, including frustration, worry and even gratitude. However you are feeling, know that you’re not alone – we’re all going through this together.”


If you need to talk, check in with a friend or whānau member, or free call/text 1737 to chat with a trained counsellor. It’s free and confidential. There are also a lot of other supports available to you, your whānau and your community if needed.


You will also understand the importance of routine for your family. If your routine has been shaken up, it’s good to structure your time. Routines are reassuring and promote health and physical wellbeing.


For our Pacific families, if you are not aware the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ has been working to ensure useful information is available to Pacific peoples in nine different languages.


Nga Mihi


Grant Stuart


Principal

Remaining at Alert Level 4 I think we had all anticipated a further extension of Alert Level 4, and the Prime Minister ….

Mon Aug 23 07:41pm

Remaining at Alert Level 4


 


Kia Ora Koutou


I think we had all anticipated a further extension of Alert Level 4, and the Prime Minister has confirmed this. The Alert Level will be reviewed on Friday afternoon, but for now Alert Level 4 will remain in place until 12:59pm Friday 27 August.


Despite this news, it is really pleasing to see Alert Level 4 is having its impact on the number of confirmed cases, with numbers not dramatically increasing as they would likely have done if we had been at a lower Alert Level.


And so our distance learning programme started today and will continue for the rest of the week. Information about these learning programmes will have been email out by the classroom teacher or the team leader. Please note. it is only in very limited circumstances that students, parents or caregivers are allowed to come to the school grounds. So please do not come to school unless you have been individually contacted by us to do so. Otherwise, you will be in breach of the COVID-19 Health Response Order.


You may be wondering how, with so many contacts being identified of confirmed cases, we aren’t seeing bigger case numbers identified. Just like the Delta variant is different, so has been New Zealand’s response. Previously we might have moved to Alert Level 2 or 3 if there was a new COVID-19 case in the community (which happened most recently in Wellington). This time we moved immediately to Alert Level 4, after only one case had been identified.


Health authorities are also casting a MUCH wider net to determine who is a contact of a confirmed case. People who previously might have been considered a casual contact are now being treated as contacts. Where schools may have closed for three days while contact tracing was undertaken, they are now closing for 14 days with staff and students all self-isolating for that time. As a result, there are more than 13,000 close contacts being followed up by health authorities.


There is a lot we can all do to protect our whānau and community from COVID-19 including:


Everyone must continue to stay home in their bubble
Do not mix with other household bubbles – if they have COVID-19, it can easily spread to your household, and every other household they and you are connecting with
As new cases are identified, new locations of interest are added to the Ministry of Health website – please keep checking this. You can search by your location and they are sorted by date, so you only need to check the locations which have been added when you last checked
Wash your hands regularly, especially when you have been out in public
Stay home if you are feeling unwell and seek advice about whether you need to get a test
Wear a face covering when out and about, and you MUST wear a face covering in any businesses or services which are open at Alert Level 4 (unless you have specifically been exempted from doing so, which includes anyone aged under 12)
 
Keep a two-metre distance from people outside your household bubble
Check in using the NZ COVID Tracer App wherever you go or keep a manual record (a reminder the App only stores information on your own phone – no one else will know who it is that checked in, or when)
You can go to the COVID19.govt.nz website if you would like more information on Alert Level 4 requirements.


We can also make sure we are passing on good information. There is a very helpful article by Dr Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris in The Spinoff regarding misinformation and disinformation.


Their red flags for how to spot bad information are particularly well-summarised. Bad information will:


downplay COVID-19 and the pandemic
focus on survival rate
ignore long COVID
emphasise individual freedom
try to sell you something
push simple cures/treatments
make you feel fearful or angry.
“Good information put out to help you make an informed choice won’t make you feel scared or angry. It’ll make you feel empowered.”


Finally, we know some families in our community may be finding it difficult to access food and essential items such as medicine. This information about how to access to food or essential items summarises the supports that are available, including financial help to buy food.


Please do take care and let us know how we can best support you and your whānau.


 


Kia kaha!


Grant Stuart 


Principal

Kia Ora Koutou This afternoon the Prime Minister announced that we will stay in Alert Level 4 until Tuesday at 11.59pm. School will be…..

Fri Aug 20 08:18pm

Kia Ora Koutou


This afternoon the Prime Minister announced that we will stay in Alert Level 4 until Tuesday at 11.59pm. School will be closed until then.


Our team has prepared learning activities that can be done from home. We will send more information about these over the next couple of days. The main focus is the wellbeing of your family.


Distance Learning: Officially begins on Monday, we hope you are able to find some time to look at the learning programmes provided by teachers and support your child to get started. Parents, check your emails for information from teachers, and get your Year 4-8 children to log on to their school google accounts. Remember not to feel overwhelmed; as parents you do not need to run a typical school day! 


Home Learning TV: If TV is a good option in your home, try the education TV channel that the Ministry of Education launched during the last Level 4 Lockdown, “Home Learning TV” content can be found at TVNZ on demand. Feel free to let us know if your children enjoy something from the TV channel too!


https://learningfromhome.govt.nz/supporti…/home-learning-tv… 


Access to devices: At St Joseph’s Fairfield, we are fortunate to know that most of our families can access learning provided online using their own devices. Next week we are prioritising working with families where online access is not possible due to there being no device or limited devices in their home, to find the best learning support options for those students. 


We know that in your homes, many of you will be sharing devices between siblings and parents, and may even be rostering times when different family members can use various devices. Thank you for enabling that and managing it in your homes! Teachers have planned activities that can be done online or offline; students do not need constant access to a device. They can write on paper or in old books, take photos of their work to send to their teacher, or keep it to show their teachers once we are back onsite at school. 


Having said that, to support families where there are simply not enough devices to go around in homes, the Ministry of Education will allow limited access to school, to collect some of the devices that are there, to be distributed to support families. 


So, if you are in need of a device from school to support the St Joseph’s Fairfield Distance Learning programme, please email me directly g.stuart@stjosephs.school.nz by 5pm Saturday 21 August, and we will see what we can do. 


We will prioritise by need, i.e. families with no access to devices, families with limited access due to multiple siblings sharing, age of students etc. The device loaned would be a chromebook. Please note that any chromebook loaned from the school remains the property of the school, to be returned when school starts onsite again, and the device is only to be used to support Distance Learning. There will be a document with more information accompanying any devices loaned.


Your ongoing support is appreciated. Remember that you are doing a great job in your bubble, and we are all in this together!


Kia Kaha 


 


Nga Mihi


Grant Stuart 


Principal

COVID ALERT LEVEL 4 – Tonight at 11.59pm. School is closed for the rest of the week.

Tue Aug 17 08:14pm

COVID ALERT LEVEL 4 – Tonight at 11.59pm.


This evening the Prime Minister announced that we will move to Alert Level 4 tonight. School is closed for the rest of the week



Our team has already prepared for learning activities to be done from home, but we will send this information out a little later in the week, as the immediate priority is time for you to focus on the needs & wellbeing of your family.


We will continue to communicate with you over the coming days (via Hero, The school app and Facebook)


Thanks in advance for your support and understanding as we face this challenge again.


On behalf of our entire staff & board, please keep safe and take care!

COVID ALERT LEVEL 4 – Tonight at 11.59pm. School is closed for the rest of the week.

Tue Aug 17 08:11pm

COVID ALERT LEVEL 4 – Tonight at 11.59pm.


This evening the Prime Minister announced that we will move to Alert Level 4 tonight. School is closed for the rest of the week



Our team has already prepared for learning activities to be done from home, but we will send this information out a little later in the week, as the immediate priority is time for you to focus on the needs & wellbeing of your family.


We will continue to communicate with you over the coming days (via Hero, The school app and Facebook)


Thanks in advance for your support and understanding as we face this challenge again.


On behalf of our entire staff & board, please keep safe and take care!

Mufti Day this Thursday!

Tue Aug 17 02:39pm

 


Mufti Day this Thursday (19th)! Bring a gold coin to help support our Student Council and their various special projects!

Yr 4 race starts in 15 minutes

Tue Aug 17 01:07pm

Yr 5 race starts in 15 minutes

Tue Aug 17 12:56pm

Yr 6 race starts in 15 minutes

Tue Aug 17 12:23pm

Yr 7 race starts in 15 minutes

Tue Aug 17 12:14pm

Yr 8 race starts in 15 minutes

Tue Aug 17 11:48am

Yr 3 race starts in 15 minutes

Tue Aug 17 11:31am

Yr 2 race starts in 15 minutes

Tue Aug 17 11:17am

Yr 1 race starts in 5 minutes

Tue Aug 17 11:08am

Yr 0 race will be starting in 15 minutes

Tue Aug 17 10:47am

CROSS COUNTRY TOMORROW Tuesday 17 August at Porritt Stadium

Mon Aug 16 09:32pm

Children need to wear/bring:


P.E. shirt or house-color T-shirt with black shorts (no glitter/face paint etc)
Running shoes are optional.
Warm outer clothing and a jacket. 


A towel to dry off with as rain is forecast.
Their school bags with lunch and a drink bottle. 


 


 

AIMS Games – Girls Hockey Practice today at 1pm. The Girls are to bring their training gear.

Mon Aug 16 08:08am

AIMS Games – Girls Hockey Practice tomorrow at 1pm. The Girls are to bring their training gear to school.

Sun Aug 15 07:10pm

Pizza lunch tomorrow – Friday!

Thu Aug 12 09:07pm

$2 per slice.
The PTFA are taking orders by either cash on the day or by Kindo. Orders taken in the library from 8.15am on Friday; or orders via the Kindo App need to be made before 8.30am on the day. Cheese, pepperoni and Hawaiian flavours and gluten free bases available.

Strowan Avenue Roadworks

Thu Aug 12 08:51am

There appears to be some major road works taking place on Strowan Avenue this morning. Please take extra care when dropping off children and consider parking further away and walking to school.

Cheesecake Competition

Tue Aug 10 02:05pm

Help support St. Joseph’s during this year’s Cheesecake Festival competition! $1 of every slice goes back to the school/community group that created the flavour. The school who sells the most slices wins the grand trophy! As last year’s defening champions, let’s show them what we’re made of! Orders close September 11th.
*Please note, all orders must be placed through Smith & McKenzie Steakhouse. Their facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/SmithAndMcKenzieSteakHouse.
There will be no orders placed through the school*

SHOUT OUT FOR PRODUCTION COSTUMES

Fri Aug 06 02:00pm

Can anyone help with any of the following? Here’s a list of some of the things we are still searching for.
*Please name all items if you would like them returned or it can be a donation.*
White shirts with collar and cuffs to fit Year 7/8 boys.
Flippers – anyone with spare swimming flippers
Black skirts to fit Year 7/8 girls
Red ties
Blue ties (happy if they have pattern or stripes)
Bright coloured ties, NOT fluorescent.
Any red suit jackets to fit 7/8 boys
Any red waistcoats to fit 7/8 boys
Any coloured suit jackets to fit 7/8 boys
Any old fashion looking white or red, or red/white dress to fit small 8 year old girl
Small leather jackets (black,grey,brown)
Items can be dropped off in the office! Thank you!

AIMS Games Sausage Sizzle this Friday, 6th August

Thu Aug 05 02:01pm

Please note there has been a change to this Friday’s lunch plans. Instead of pizza, we will be doing a Sausage Sizzle for Aims Games!!


$2.00 order on kindo now or bring cash at lunch time we will be cooking under the shelter next to the school office.

Weekly Newsletter

Wed Aug 04 01:03pm

Check out our latest newsletter! 


https://www.smore.com/baf6r

Year 4-8 Road Running Tuesday and Thursday this week – remember PE gear and running shoes!

Mon Aug 02 05:45pm

Chickenpox

Mon Aug 02 12:51pm

Parents- please be aware that there are confirmed cases of Chickenpox in the school since returning from the term break. The current cases have been caught and kept home early, but due to the unknown origin of the source we are asking that parents keep an eye on their child(ren) and keep them home if they are starting to show signs or symptoms. Signs of chicken pox can include:  a rash with small bumps that turns itchy and spreads (may look like insect bites), fatigue, a mild fever, generally feeling unwell, potentially lack of appetite.  

AIMS Games – Girls Hockey Practice today at 1pm. The Girls are to bring their training gear.

Mon Aug 02 08:12am

AIMS Games – Girls Hockey Practice tomorrow at 1pm. The Girls are to bring their training gear.

Sun Aug 01 10:18pm

AIMS Games – Girls Hockey Practice tomorrow at 1pm. The Girls are to bring their training gear.

Sun Aug 01 10:16pm

Pizza Lunch tomorrow – Friday!

Thu Jul 29 07:10pm

$2 per slice.


The PTFA are taking orders by either cash on the day or by Kindo. Orders taken in the library from 8.15am on Friday; or orders via the Kindo App need to be made before 8.30am on the day. Cheese, pepperoni and Hawaiian flavours and gluten free bases available.

Help needed for the Year 7 & 8 Show!

Thu Jul 29 11:11am

Can you sew? Can you offer a few hours of your time? Mrs Hughes needs some simple costumes / accessories sewn for the Year 7&8 Show later this term. If you can help, please contact Donna on d.hughes@stjosephs.school.nz. Thank you!

Term 3 Team Newsletter now available!

Wed Jul 28 01:08pm

Term 3 Team Newsletter is now available!
The Team Newsletter highlights all the important dates and curriculum outcomes for the entire school as well as each syndicate. Our regular fortnightly newsletter will be posted next week.


 


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b8Pixhhpky9awGTkUWZEmNAGXLu0RAIf/view

Mufti Day Thursday 29th July

Wed Jul 28 11:32am

Please wear mufti tomorrow and bring a gold coin donation to support our Teams and Individuals who will be competing at AIMS Games in September.

Year 4-8 Road Running will be on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Mon Jul 26 07:56pm

Children in Year 4-8 will be training for Cross Country by “Road Running” around the block. This week Road Running will be at 8.45am on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY. Children will need PE gear and shoes to run in. Thanks.

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Seesaw

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.