Welcome Back

31 January 2023

Kia ora Whānau

We have had a great start to the school year, staff are excited to welcome learners and classes seem very settled and focused. Just a few reminders:

Events and Activities

Meet the Teacher - On Thursday February 2 from 3pm-5pm. This is an opportunity for your child to show you their learning space and for you to meet their teacher. There will be a free barbequed sausage! Mrs Bateman (Learning Space 6) has a prior meeting at that time. Learning Space 6 will be open but Mrs Bateman will be present another afternoon to be advised.

Welcome Back Picnic - This will be held on the school grounds on Friday February 17 from 5pm. It is a chance to bring along your family and food, enjoy the pool and picnic with other families. More details to follow.

Daily School Checklist

Please ensure all learners come to school each day with:

  • Their sunhat

  • A water bottle (water only)

  • Swimming Togs and Towel every day

  • Sun screened prior to arriving at school

Swimming - All learners are to bring their named swimming togs and named towel to school each day. We welcomed staff from the Lido who are supporting our staff with Swimming Instructions

Swimming is part of the Physical Education curriculum and the pool will also be open for rostered lunchtime swims. If you have concerns about your child swimming please contact me c.cosgrove@stjamescatholic.school.nz.


School App - please remember to update your Alert Subscriptions for your child's 2023 learning space and any other Sport and Extra Curricular information you wish to receive alerts for on the School App. You can access Alert Subscriptions from the menu at the top Left hand corner of your screen. Click on the groups/learning spaces you wish to subscribe to. Quick Link to download School App.

Dates for Your Diary

Please keep checking the Events Calendar on the school website. All coming events will continue to be updated here. Add to my Calendar.

If you have any questions I invite you to contact me, 357 9719 or office@stjamescatholic.school.nz. We look forward to seeing you all next week.

Ngā Manaakitanga

Christine Cosgrove