Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st





"Celebrating our Successes"


 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                       

Tena koutou e te whānau

I want to acknowledge members of the June 2013-June 2016 Fairfield College Board of Trustees.  I appreciate their committed efforts and their support over the last three years. 

On June 9th we held our first meeting with the 2016-2019 Fairfield College Board of Trustees. The members of our new Board are:  Delon Birch (Chair), Colin Leeming (Deputy Chair), Te Huia Pompey, Kim Healy, Darise Mackenzie, and Dinah Rapira.  Our Board possesses the diversity that reflects the diversity of the school community that we serve.

I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge all students and staff on the 2016 FFC Stage Challenge team.  Their efforts were fantastic and they represented FFC with distinction.  The team delivered a strong message that was personalised to us at FFC but was relevant to all people who live in Aotearoa.

Another innovation that we are presently trialing is managing the school without bells.  The trial will be continuing until the end of June at which time I will make a decision whether no bells at FFC will become a permanent practice.  Although most secondary schools in New Zealand operate with bells it is interesting to note that schools that have been built in the last decade do not have bells because they also believe that they interfere with learning and inhibit rather than facilitate student preparation for their post-secondary school destinations.   



  Nga manaakitanga

  Richard Crawford



 FUNDRAISER - DROP YOUR BOSS RICHARD CRAWFORD                                            

Kia ora Whanau and Friends of Fairfield College

I have agreed to participate in the Graeme Dingle Foundation Drop Your Boss Event which is happening on June 12.

Please see below a link of support regarding this event. Please view video and hopefully you can help us out.

Thanks for the support that you give to Fairfield College and please feel free to share.

 To donate please click onto the following link to the "Give a Little Page":




 FFC BELL SYSTEM REVIEW                                                                                                  

Kia ora Students and Whanau of Fairfield College

Have your say about the Bell System. Take the quick 30 second survey

Please complete this form and share your views around the bell system at Fairfield College. You must complete all required questions before you are able to sumbit your answers


 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                            



 Tues 2 Aug  Year 12 Speech Final
   BOT Meeting
 Thurs 4 Aug  OPEN DAY 9:00am - 11:00am
 Fri 5 Aug  12 OED Trip
 Mon 8 Aug - Fri 12 Aug  Inter Mountain Gaming Competition
   Blood Drive
 Wed 17 Aug  Parent/Teacher Evening
 Thurs 18 Aug  Year 13 Geo Trip
 Fri 19 Aug  Koroneihana
   WSS Ski and Snowboard Champs
 Mon 22 Aug  12OED First Aid
 Mon 22 Aug-Friday 26 Aug  Intermountain Netball
   Snr Tramping/Navigation Camp (Y12)
 Wed 24 Aug  Māori Achievement Evening
 Thurs 25 Aug  BOT Meeting
 Fri 26 Aug  Daffodil Day
 Mon 29 Aug - Fri 2 Sept   Tournament Week
 Mon 5 Sept - Fri 9 Sept  Assessment Week
 Tues 13 Sept  Special Olympic Basketball
 Tues 13 Sept - Fri 16 Sept  School Production
 Mon 19 Sept - Wed 21 Sept  APE300 Snow Trip
 Thurs 22 Sept  Sports Awards Dinner
 Fri 23 Sept  Intermountain Trash to Fashion
 Thurs 29 Sept  BOT Meeting


  Year 9
 Andrea Rodgers
867  rodgersa@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Kiran Gibbard
  Year 11
 Andrea Kingi
  Year 12
 Braden MacPherson
  Year 13
 Kris Sainsbury
  Deans Secretary
 Sally Winchester

  BELL SCHEDULE                                                                                                                  

  P1  Whanau   P2  Lunch  1 P3  P4  Lunch 2 P5 Students Depart
Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri  8:40am   9:40am 10:00am   11:00am   11:35am 12:35pm  1:35pm 2:10pm 3:10pm
  P1  P2   Lunch   1 P3  Assembly P4  Lunch 2 P5 Students Depart
Tuesday 9:00am*  9:50am**   10:45am  11:20am 12:15pm  12:45pm  1:40pm 2:15pm 3:10pm

*    Year 9 and Year 10 only start 9:00am Tuesdays
**  Year 11-13 start at 9:50am Tuesdays
      School finishes 3:10pm every day for all year levels

  DOCTORS SCHEDULE                                                                                                         

TUESDAYS 10:00am - 11:00am                              Dr Arvind Narayan
FRIDAYS     9:00AM - 11:00AM                               Dr Lydia Sulima-Rogaczewski

 NZQA STUDENT APP                                             FFC IS NOW ON FACEBOOK             




Check out the official

Fairfield College Facebook page 


 STUDENT PARENT PORTAL                                                                                                

The Student Parent Portal is available through the school website www.faircol.school.nz
This portal enables you to check your child's attendance, and academic results.  Other information regarding your child will become available as the year progresses.

  REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCE                                                                                      

Attendance is a key indicator of achievement and we have set a school goal of 92%.  Please report student absences by either one of the methods below:
  1. By telephone: call 853 5660 extn: 837.  Please record the full name of student, their whanau class and the reason for their absence.
  2. By email: absentees@faircol.school.nz   Please record the full name of the student, their whanau class and the reason for their absence.

  MOBILE APP CALLED "NCEA GUIDE"                                                                               

NZQA has launched an App called "NCEA Guide" written for parents, whanau and employers.

The App will provide quick and easy access to key information about NCEA and makes practical information about NCEA more easily accessible.  Parents and whanau will be able to access simple content about how NCEA works and how they can support family members studying in NCEA (no individual student result or progress information is available).
The App also supports employers seeking to understand and evaluate NCEA graduates and their qualification.  Content can be viewed in English and Te Reo Maori.
The NCEA Guide App will be free to download from the Apple App store and Google Play Store from early in the week of 26 May.
Information will be added to the NZQA website to promote the App and on launch day there will be social messages sent out about how to download it.
If you have any questions about the App or would like further information please contact Gill Hancock, Principals Nominee.