Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st







"Celebrating our Successes"

 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                      

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Term two has been a very busy and productive learning and achievement time at Fairfield College. It has been a term of several highlights and I thank our staff, student leaders, whānau, tertiary partners, local businesses, and community providers who have all contributed to student successes during the term.


  • The Grease performance was a highlight of the term and I was especially impressed by the resilience our students exhibited during their opening night performance which was reciprocated by the audience who responded so supportively to the challenge that our students encountered.  Thanks again to our committed staff, previous FFC students, and whanau.
  • The school’s improved NCEA Level 2 achievement and strengthening relationship with Wintec.
  • Acting performance by year 11 student Matty Taylor at the annual Sheila Winn Shakespeare.
  • Congratulations also to the 23 participants who completed the Cactus 3 programme.  Special thanks to our Neighbourhood Policing Team led by Sargent Craig Taylor and supporting whānau who sacrificed their time and resources to enable our students to enjoy this learning experience.
  • At the end of 2014 the Board of Trustees conducted a review of the fees that were linked to various subjects. As a result of this review the Board implemented significant changes to what students could be charged for curriculum related events. Except for those subjects that had a clear take home project component, all subject fees have been removed.

  • On the 22nd of April Fairfield College  staff and students held a commemoration assembly.  The assembly started with a karakia and was followed by the National Anthem.  We had two student speakers - Year 10 Matthew Bateson and Year 13 Anahera King. Special guest Pippa Doyle also addressed the school.  The hall became silent as she spoke of  her effort during the war. 

  • Karakia was held on the 4th May at our marae, Te Aratiatia, in preparation for the removal of the exterior carvings from Te Iho Rangi, our wharenui.  The task of refurbishing these carvings is in the safe hands of master carver Warren McGrath and his team at Toi Waamu.

  • Emma Ayson - Year 13 student and Xjamyian Lee - Year 12 student have been working on their wearable creations for just over two months.  Emma’s garment is made out of bailing twine and silage wrappers.  Xjamyian choose a design which included nails and screws protruding from a waistcoat of cocoa sacks and he will also make a matching trench coat.
  • Congratulations to Grace Finlayson, a year 9 student at Fairfield College, who had the opportunity to compete in the GKR Karate Auckland Regional Tournament on the 15th of March.  She received a Bronze medal for Kumite (non-contact fighting) to add to a collection of medals she received last year.

 Nga mihi

Richard Crawford


  OPEN DAY/EVENING                                                                                                          

Open Day 9:00am-11:00am 6th August
Open Evening 5:30pm-7:30pm 6th August
Enrolment Evening 4:00pm-6:00pm 13thAugust

This is a great opportunity for you to come and visit our school and see what we have to offer students for 2016.

 TERM 2 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                               

 Wednesday 1 July  Parent / Teacher Conference 4:00pm - 7:00pm (F Block)
 Friday 3 July  Tug 'O' War competition

 End of Term 2
 Monday 20 July  Term 3 begins
 Tuesday 21 July
 PTA Meeting 7:00pm
 Monday 27-31 July  Te Wiki o te Reo Maori
 Tuesday 28 July  Year 10 Speech Final
   ICAS English Exam
   PPTA Meeting
 Thursday 30 July
 Australian Maths Competition
 Monday 3 August
 10SPE Snow Planet Trip
   12OED Skippers Camp
 Thursday 6 August  Open Day 9:00am - 11:00am

 Open Evening 5:30pm - 7:30pm
 Monday 10-Friday 14 August
   NZ Maths Week
 Tuesday 11 August
 ICAS Maths Exam
   Year 12 Speech Final - Period 5
 Thursday 13 August
 Enrolment Evening 5:30pm - 7:30pm                              
 Monday 17-August 21 August
 LBS Trip
 English Assessment Week
 Tuesday 18 August
 PTA Meeting - 7:00pm
   "Celebrating Maori Achievement" 6:30pm - 7:30pm
 Thursday 20-Friday 21 August
 OED 200 camp
 Friday 21 August
 WSS Ski and Snow Board camp
 Monday 24-Thursday 27 August
 Year 12 and 13 Services Academy Camp
 Tuesday 25 August
 PPTA Meeting 3:30pm
 Thursday 27 August
 Dress-Up Day
 Friday 28 August
 Daffodils Day
   Band and Orchestra Festival
   WSS Ski and Snow Board camp (back up)
 Monday 31 August-Friday 4 Sept
 Tournament Week

 ISA200 Camp
 Tuesday 1 September  PPTA Meeting
 Wednesday 2 September
 Subject Choices Evening 7:00pm

  BELL TIMES                                                                                                                         

 P2  Lunch1  P3  P4 Lunch2
Students Depart
 12:35pm 1:35pm
   P1  P2 Lunch 1
 P3  Assembly  P4 Lunch 2
 P5  Students Depart
 9:00am*  9:50am**  10:45am  11:20am  12:15pm  12:45pm 

*Year 9 and 10 only start 9:00am Wednesdays

**Years 11-13 start at 9:50am Wednesdays

School finishes 3:10pm every day for all year levels


  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  robbinss@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Andrea Kingi
  Year 11
 Braden MacPherson
  Year 12
 Kris Sainsbury
  Year 13
 Andrea Rodgers
  Deans Secretary
 Sally Winchester

  DOCTORS SCHEDULE                                                                                                         

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

  HEAD STUDENTS FOR 2015                                                                                               

Manaia Timson
Aidan Sami
Kate Turley
Callum MacDonald


 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 three 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.
  3. By texting: The number parents text to is 3255.  Please include the following information:
    • When you text you MUST start your text message with the following keyword "faircol"
    • After this code you MUST put a space then any message you want to send.
    • When parents send in a text, they will automatically get the following response: "Thank you for your reply Fairfield College"

  NEW MOBILE APP CALLED "NCEA GUIDE"                                                                      

NZQA is launching a new mobile 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.