Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st





"Celebrating our Successes"


 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                       

Tena koutou e te whānau

Term 3 has been an extremely busy term and I acknowledge the performances of our students in their classrooms, on the stage, serving their communities, and in various sporting arenas. It has been a rewarding and affirming experience to see the positive manner in which the majority of our students are embracing our core 3 Be values: Be respectful, Be responsible, and Be the best you can Be.

Please refer to my full message in this September newsletter informing you of some of my concerns regarding the proposed global funding budget that is the main focus of the paid union meeting that is taking place at the Claudelands Event Centre from 9am to 11am on September 12. 

I encourage you to take great interest in the development of this proposal because if passed it will have significant impacts on the type of education that we are able to offer our students. It is my hope that if the review is passed that these impacts will be positive but I have my reservations whether this will actually be the case.



  Nga manaakitanga

  Richard Crawford



 KARIOI STARS TRIP POSTPONED                                                                                       

Due to weather conditions the Karioi STARS trip tomorrow has now been postponed to Thursday 13th October.

 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                                                                                                            

 1st Tournament Week Pirongia Community Adventure
 2nd Tournament Week
 5th-9th Assessment Week
 12th-13th 12OED Trip
 12th PPTA Meeting
 13th  School Production 
  Special Olympic Basketball
  BoT Student Representative Election 
 14th Maungatautari Community Adventure 
  STARS Community Project 
  School Production 
  Subject Choice Evening
 15th  Karioi Community Adventure 
  Trash to Fashion 
  School Production 
 16th APE00 Wintec Sports & Leisure Workshop 
  School Production
  Senior Subject Choice Day 
 19th-21st APE300 Snow Trip 
 19th Victoria University Course Planning Visit
 20th Trash to Fashion 
  Year 12 & 13 Physics Trip
  University of Otago Course Planning
 21st                  Year 10 Vision testing 
  University of Waikato Course Planning
 22nd Sports Awards
 23rd Sports Photos
  Trash to Fashion
  End of Term 3


 10th  Term 4 Commences
  Mental Health Awareness Week
 11th BoT Meeting 
 13th Special Olympics Aquatics 
  Year 10 Vision Testing Catch Up
 13th-14th SPL200 Trip 
 18th 12OED Trip
 19th Condors Rugby 7s Waikato
  STARS Graduation
 26th Para-Olympian Sophie Pascoe's Visit


  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.