SJS Newsletter Term 4 Week 1

Newsletter 20 October 2022

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.

20 October 2022

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Tēnā tātou

Dear Family/Whānau

Kia ora koutou

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.

Nai mai, haere mai, welcome to Week 1. We trust you had a great term break and we have started of with a great start to the term. This week we have had Kelly Sports in providing our learners with some structured Athletics Sessions in preparation for our Athletics Day.

As our School Board enters the application process for a new Principal/Tumuaki we ask that our parish and school community offer prayers that we will be sent a new principal who is a genuine witness to the faith, who champions and illuminates the Catholic special character of Hato Hemi and will lead our tamarki and staff.

We have a busy term planned and more information will be in next week newsletter. This is a brief newsletter with a few reminders.

E te Atua e manaaki ki a koutou katoa

May God Bless you all

Christine Cosgrove


Staff Only Day Next Tuesday 25 October - Staff Only Day - No School. This will follow on from Labour Day. Nippers will be open on Tuesday 25 October. Please contact them should you require a booking.

New Entrant Enrolments 2023 - if you have a siblings or know of anyone wishing to join St James in 2023, please ensure that you have requested an Enrolment Pack and have this returned to the office. We are now planning for our 2023 class sizes.
Sun Hats - It is compulsory for the children to wear the approved green school sun hat in terms 1 and 4 per our Health and Safety Policy. St James' Catholic School is an accredited SunSmart school. Children are encouraged to wear sunblock. Sunhats may be purchased from Academy Apparel on Broadway Avenue or call into the school office as we have a limited second-hand supply for sale for $1.00. No hat no play commences from Monday 31 October.

Nippers Out of School Care and Holiday Programme - Need care on the Staff only day.

Nippers operates out of our St James’ Catholic School Hall, contact 356 7926, 021 645 806 or for more information.

Dates for Your Diary

Please keep checking the Events Calendar on the school website or school App as we are updating this should events be cancelled/postponed. All coming events will continue to be updated here. Add to my Calendar.

2022 Term Dates & Holidays. 2023 Term Dates & Holidays. Please add these to your diary, in particular the Staff Only Days.


Week 2

Monday 24 October - Labour Day - No School

Tuesday 25 October - Staff Only Day - No School

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