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Latest Notifications

Car Park Safety…

Tue Nov 30 02:01pm

Just a reminder that the school carpark is Closed from 8.25-8.50am and 2.30-3.10pm no Entry or Exit during these times. We will be closing access to the carpark during these times as we have had a few near misses with people exiting and reversing out of the carpark. We thank you for your support in keeping our tamariki safe.

St James’ Pool Keys are available to purchase for pool use over the summer…

Fri Nov 26 02:33pm

Pool Keys – Parents can purchase pool keys from the School Office and sign the agreements, from now until Friday 10 December at a cost of $50 per key. A fee of $20 will be incurred for any lost keys. Children will not be issued keys, as an adult is required to sign the agreement.

Message to School Community – End of Year school Liturgy and Prize Giving

Thu Nov 25 02:36pm

Message to School Community – End of Year school Liturgy and Prize Giving

Message from PNCC regarding Te Awe Awe/Albert St intersection tomorrow morning

Mon Nov 22 05:38pm

Please avoid the Te Awe Awe/Albert St intersection in the morning, and find a different way to school.

Council is urgently fixing a manhole near the roundabout. While the intersection will be open it will be operating under stop/go and this will cause considerable delays.

They’ve asked us to share this message with you and encourage you to find another route to school in the morning.

They’ll be posting updates on the council facebook page.

Thanks for your patience.

Letter to School Community – COVID-19 Safety

Tue Nov 16 03:25pm

Letter to School Community – COVID-19 Safety

We look forward to Non Uniform and Disco Day tomorrow…

Thu Nov 04 02:36pm

Learners are not required to wear their PE Uniform
on this day. Please bring a food item from the Hamper List
(if you have not already done so).

SJS Newsletter – Term 4 Week 3 – 3 November 2021

Wed Nov 03 03:28pm

SJS Newsletter – Term 4 Week 3 – 3 November 2021

Due to the office today: School Sports and Additional Photos order forms are available from the office.

Mon Nov 01 08:32am


Wed Oct 27 03:55pm

We have just been advised that participatants cannot be picked up at the Regent King Street entrance until the end of the show at approximately 7.15pm.  Not 6.30pm as we have previously communicated.

We wish you all an enjoyable Labour Day and long weekend. A reminder Tuesday is a Staff Only Day.

Fri Oct 22 03:18pm

SJS Newsletter – Term 4 Week 1 21 October 2021

Thu Oct 21 02:32pm

SJS Newsletter – Term 4 Week 1 21 October 2021

Touch Rugby and Summer Soccer

Mon Oct 18 03:48pm

We have been advised by the organisers that Touch Rugby and Summer Soccer will not be going ahead this term.  

If you have already registered your child and paid your Sports Fees and require a refund please contact the school office with your account details. (office@stjamescatholic.school.nz).   

If we have not heard from registered players before 29 October these fees will be attributed towards your 2021 School Donation or school account.

Tracey Gunn
Sports Coordinator

Dance NZ Made Information – Wednesday 27 October

Mon Oct 18 03:24pm

Dance NZ Made Information

Reminder: Summer Hockey & Soccer Registrations Due this Friday

Tue Oct 05 02:32pm

Summer Hockey Registrations Term 4 2021

Summer Soccer Registrations Term 4 2021

Term 4 Summer Hockey and Soccer Registrations – Close Friday 8 October

Tue Sep 28 02:32pm

Summer Hockey Registrations 2021

Summer Soccer Registrations 2021

Please note – tomorrow – PTFA Non-Uniform/Whacky Hair Day is postponed. Children to wear PE uniform as per a normal Friday’s.

Thu Sep 23 03:35pm

SJS Newsletter Term 3 Week 9

Thu Sep 23 03:32pm

SJS Newsletter Term 3 Week 9

Reminder SJS Touch Rugby Registrations 2021 due Monday 20 September.

Fri Sep 17 03:33pm

SJS Touch Rugby Registrations 2021 – Registrations Close Monday 20 September 2021.

PTFA Lunch – Friday 17 September

Tue Sep 14 03:32pm

Our pizza offerings will be Meat Lovers, Hawaiian or Simply Cheese.
$2 a slice.  Order before school Friday – at the front of the School office.

Yummy Sticker promotion – Stickers are due in by Friday 17 September

Mon Sep 13 03:33pm

SJS Newsletter Term 3 Week 7

Tue Sep 07 05:56pm

SJS Newsletter Term 3 Week 7

2021 Term Dates & Holidays

Term 1 Monday 1st February – Friday 16th April

Term 2 Monday 3rd May – Friday 9th July

Term 3  Monday 26th July – Friday 1st October

Term 4 Monday 18th October – Tuesday 14th December

Public Holidays
-Waitangi Day – Monday 8th February (Week 2 Term 1)
-Good Friday – 2nd April (Week 9 Term 1)
-Easter Monday –5th April (Week 10 Term 1)Easter -Tuesday –6th April (Week 10 Term 1)
-ANZAC Day – Monday 26th April (Term Holidays)
-Queen’s Birthday – Monday 7th June (Week 6 Term 2)
-Labour Day – Monday 25th October (Week 2 Term 4)

Teachers Only Days
Friday 29th January – Call back day
Monday 26th July (Week 1 Term 3)
Tuesday 26th October (Week 2 Term 4)
1 Day to be confirmed.

School Facebook page


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 and absence and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search St James Catholic School in the search bar in the app.

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