ST JAMES’ CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Tumuaki | Principal’s Welcome
Tēnā koutou katoa – Haere mai – We have planned this website to be the place for all things St James’ – information, links and happenings.
Our Vision: To grow Catholic, Christian young people, who are confident, connected lifelong learners, inspired by the teachings of Jesus, and who make a positive difference in their community.
Our Motto: To Live the Truth – Veritatem Vivere – comes to us from St James. We live the Gospel as Catholics welcoming, responding practically and positively.
He Whakaaro Rangatira: Te Whakaruruhau – A sheltering place – given to St James’ School by James Kenrick, speaks of a sheltering place where all people are welcomed, supported and nurtured.
St James’, founded by the Mercy sisters in 1958 – has been quietly shining for 63 years, supporting families to educate their children in the faith. Our call to live this vision makes it real and serves those around us with love. This new website will enable you to find the information you need – please let us know if you would like to see anything else on the site.
To grow Catholic, Christian, young people, who are CONFIDENT, CONNECTED, LIFELONG LEARNERS, inspired by the teachings of Jesus, and who make a positive difference in their community.
Whats happening at St James’ Catholic School?
Just a reminder those parents and learners volunteering with Road Patrol 2023, training starts this Wednesday 30 November 9am at school.Mon Nov 28 02:31pm
Nippers St James’ Holiday ProgrammeThu Nov 24 02:31pm
SJS Newsletter Term 4 Week 6 – 23 November 2022Wed Nov 23 02:33pm
Athletics today at Massey Athletics Track is cancelled today, please attend school in your full school uniform.Wed Nov 23 06:09am
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers – The last day for contributions will this Thursday 24th NovemberMon Nov 21 02:37pm
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hampers – Each year during Advent we donate food to St Vincent de Paul to share with less fortunate families prior to Christmas. Our school Young Vinnies group prepare hampers for the St Vincent de Paul organisers to deliver. Boxes are in each classroom to receive donations and then be collected daily by the Young Vinnies.
The last day for contributions will this Thursday 24th November at which time the Hampers will be prepared.
We would appreciate donations of any of the following items:
Canned fruit and/or vegetables
Cans of spaghetti and/or baked beans
Bottle/can of pasta sauce
Dry pasta and/or rice
Packet of crackers
Packet of biscuits
Packet of lollies
Block of chocolate
Packet of popcorn/chippies
Box/bag of tea/coffee/hot chocolate
Packet dry soups
Thank you in advance for your support.
Whole School Athletics – Wednesday 23 November 2022Mon Nov 21 02:30pm
Officially changing the name of St James’ SchoolMon Nov 14 02:34pm
Reminder LS1 and LS2 2023 Camp Parent Meeting, Wednesday 9 November, 5.30pm in the Staffroom.Mon Nov 07 02:34pm
The PTFA will be selling Juicies after school on Friday’s $2 each.Thu Nov 03 02:35pm
PTFA Pizza Lunch – This FridayWed Nov 02 02:30pm
PTFA Pizza Lunch – This Friday $2 per slice for Hawaiian, Meat Lovers or Simply Cheese. Orders taken outside the front office before school Friday morning.
Just a Reminder Sports & Additional Photos tomorrow. Please wear full school uniform and bring your PE or Sports Uniform for PhotosMon Oct 31 02:52pm
Reminder our next Malayalam Morning Tea Catch up Monday 31 October 9am in the Staffroom, all welcome.Fri Oct 28 03:24pm
Due back to the school office tomorrow…Thu Oct 27 02:30pm
Just a reminder that the following are due back to the school office tomorrow:
PTFA Calendar/Cards/Diaries and Notebooks Order Forms
Sports and Additional Photo Order Forms
PTFA Calendar/Cards/Diaries and Notebooks Order FormsWed Oct 26 02:30pm
Coming home today is the PTFA Calendar/Cards/Diaries and Notebooks Order Form – these are due back to school this Friday. Teachers will photograph your child’s art and send via Seesaw so you can view before your purchase.
Important Information – Sports & Additional Photo Order FormTue Oct 18 02:31pm
Coming home today with the eldest in the family is a Sports & Additional Photo Order Form. These photos will be taken on Tuesday 1 November 2022.
If you are unsure if your child is in a team, please contact their learning space teacher or the office.
Reminder Summer Soccer Registrations Close this Friday.Wed Oct 05 02:30pm
2022 Summer Hockey – Registrations close 7 October 2022.
SJS Newsletter Term 3 Week 10 – 29 September 2022Thu Sep 29 03:09pm
Reminder Summer Hockey Registrations Close tomorrow.Thu Sep 29 02:33pm
2022 Summer Hockey – Registrations close 30 September 2022.
Please join us…Tue Sep 27 02:31pm
Please join us – The PTFA (Parent, Teacher and Friends Association) is keen to have new members join them. Many of the current organisers are nearing the end of their primary school involvement, and new members are welcomed. Would you like to be involved in fundraising activities for your school that benefit all children? We have a meeting this Thursday 29 September, 6.30pm in Learning Space 9. Please contact Kelly Hoskins firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder tomorrow – Yr 3-6 Swimming Sports and Whānau Wellbeing Hui….Tue Sep 27 02:30pm
Wednesday 28 September – Yr 3-6 Swimming Sports and Whānau Wellbeing Hui
We have our Yr3-6 Swimming Sports at the Lido Aquatic Centre commencing at 12 noon followed by the Whānau Wellbeing Hui 3-5 pm in the School Hal. Please bring a small plate of kai/food to share and the PTFA will have a free sausage sizzle to begin the Whānau Wellbeing Hui.
Children will be bussed to and from the pool. Children need to bring two NAMED towels and a NAMED water bottle with their NAMED swimming gear and to come to school in their NAMED sports clothes. Due to the outline of the day we will eat lunch before we leave. We will be encouraging your children to eat a light snack if they are hungry during this event.
Reminder Malayalam Morning Tea Catch up tomorrow 9am in teh Staffroom, all welcome.Mon Sep 26 02:31pm
Looking at the week aheadFri Sep 23 03:32pm
Just a reminder the next Malayalam Morning Tea Catch up is 9am in the staffroomWed Sep 21 03:32pm
Malayalam Morning Tea Catch up
Namaskkaram, Just a reminder that the next scheduled morning tea catch up is Tuesday 27 September at 9am in the staffroom. Please come along and join us.
School Board MembershipTue Sep 20 03:30pm
Yummy Apple Stickers…Mon Sep 19 03:31pm
Just a reminder to return your Yummy Apple Sticker sheets to the school office by Friday 23 September.
Touch Rugby – we still require some players to make up Touch teams. If your child is interested playing please consider registering…Fri Sep 16 11:30am
PTFA Pizza Lunch – tomorrow $2 per slice for Hawaiian, Meat Lovers or Simply Cheese. Orders taken outside the front office before school.Thu Sep 15 03:30pm
SJS Newsletter Term 3 Week 8 – 14 September 2022Wed Sep 14 03:52pm
Book Fair two remaining open sessions….Tue Sep 13 02:35pm
Just a reminder we have two remaining open sessions for the Book Fair.
This afternoon between 2.45-3.30pm and tomorrow morning 9.30-9.00am.
You will find the Book Fair in Learning Space 9, accessible by Library.
Paywave/ Eftpos/ Credit Card payment options available.
Powhiri InvitationMon Sep 12 10:32am
Reminder Touch Rugby Registrations due Friday 9 September.Thu Sep 08 03:30pm
Catholic Special Character Evaluation for DevelopmentTue Sep 06 03:41pm
Touch Rugby Registrations – thank you for bringing to our attention a problem with the link. This has now been corrected.Fri Sep 02 04:50pm
If you have already registered, this has not been received. We ask that you please register again. Many thanks for your understanding.