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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.

Reminder: PTFA Lunch Tomorrow

Thu Sep 16 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.

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

SJS Alert Level 3 Update

Sat Aug 28 01:24pm

SJS Alert Level 3 Update

St James’ School Online Learning

Sat Aug 21 12:36pm

SJS Online Learning

St James’ Catholic School Newsletter Term 3 Week 4

Wed Aug 18 11:35am

St James’ Catholic School Newsletter Term 3 Week 4

School will be closed for the next 3 days as the country moves to Level 4. Please look after one another.

Tue Aug 17 08:21pm

You are invited to Family Twilight Fun Evening Meeting, Wednesday 18 August, 6.30pm, Staffroom. All Welcome

Mon Aug 16 03:35pm

To end our Olympics focus we are having an Olympic sports afternoon on Monday. Please send your child to school in their PE Uniform.

Fri Aug 13 03:32pm

Have you subscribed to receive txt alerts from your Child’s Learning Space, Team Whānau, or Sports Codes?

Thu Aug 12 03:32pm

From time to time we send txt alerts to specific Learning Spaces, Team Whānau Group or Sports Codes.  Please ensure you have signed up to receive these under Alert Subscriptions.

To do this:  On the top left hand courner of your School App you will see 3 bars.  Click on these.

Click on Alert Subscriptions then using the drop down menus click on the groups you wish to receive txt alerts from.

Reminder: Central Football Tournament: Today (12 August) has been postponed. We will confirm postponement date when available.

Thu Aug 12 09:41am

St James’ Catholic School Newsletter – Term 3 Week 2

Thu Aug 05 03:58pm

St James’ Catholic School Newsletter – Term 3 Week 2

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 6 August…

Wed Aug 04 03:36pm

Friday 6 August Non-Uniform Day for Gold coin donation (Ingredients for cooking for the Twilight Family Fun Night will be purchased with proceeds)

Mihi Whakatau Monday 2 August, 9am to welcome our new families…

Fri Jul 30 03:34pm

On Monday we look forward to welcoming our new family/whānau to our St James’ Catholic School family and our Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Parish with a Mihi Whakatau.  New family/whānau are to meet outside the school office at 8.55am.

Black Caps World Cup Mace tour, Fitzherbert Park, Thursday 29th July from 3.30pm-4.30pm…

Mon Jul 26 03:56pm

The Manawatu Cricket Association would like to invite students, supporters and staff at St James’ Catholic School to join the Black Caps World Cup Mace tour at Fitzherbert Park on Thursday 29th July from 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Ross Taylor, Will Young and Doug Bracewell will be at Fitzherbert Park with the WTC Mace and we would love to have you and your school down at Fitz to meet the Black Caps, to have a team photo and celebrate New Zealand being World Test Champions. Your players/students are encouraged to wear school colours and we hope to arrange a photo for all schools with the Mace and the Black Caps, as well as the chance to have individual photos and get signatures.

Thanks again for your support of cricket in the Manawatu, we are all very proud of the Black Caps and know that their success is a direct result of the development they get through schools like St James’ Catholic School.


What you need to know about St James the Greater and Grandparents Day tomorrow.

Mon Jul 26 02:09pm

Just a reminder:  tomorrow we will be celebrating  St James the Greater and Grandparents Day!

This celebration will begin at 1:00 pm with a shared lunch with your learner/s and their classes.   Please take your food items (no nuts please) to your learning space.  After this, we will move into the hall for a whole school Liturgy. We will then finish the day by moving back into our learning spaces to participate in some St James the Greater based learning. 

There is a COVID Tracer Sign In App in the School Office.  Please come to the school office and we can direct you to the appropraite learning space.

We look forward to seeing you all then, and please remember to invite any Grandparents, or other whanau to join us in this celebration!

Thursday 29 July – School finishes early at 12.30pm. Bookings for Teacher Interviews will cut off at 12noon tomorrow.

Fri Jul 23 04:01pm

Thursday 29 July – School finishes early at 12.30pm for Parent Report Interviews 1.30pm-7.10pm

Please note interviews for Learning Space 6 will now be held on Thursday 5 August 2021.

Mid Year Report Interviews – If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress please book a time on Thursday 29 July, between 1.30 pm – 7.10 pm. Bookings are now OPEN. Log onto: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code

Please note bookings for Teacher Interviews will close off at 12noon tomorrow.

SJS Newsletter – Term 2, Week 10 – 8 July 2021

Thu Jul 08 03:29pm

SJS Newsletter – Term 2, Week 10 – 8 July 2021

Pae Tamariki Kapa Haka Festival

Fri Jul 02 03:31pm

Pae Tamariki Kapa Haka Festival Notice

Reminder: GALA meeting Wednesday 30 June, 6.30pm in the Staffroom – All Welcome.

Mon Jun 28 03:37pm

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.

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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.