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"Celebrating our Successes"

 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                      

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Student engagement, progress, and achievement was the highlight of Term One.  It has been rewarding to see our students participating to a high level in sporting, performing arts, community, and academic learning activities.

Hosting the Shiela Winn, Shakespeare competition this week has been a privilege.  Thank you to Mr Perrott, Ms Smith, and the teacher, student, PTA support team that have worked so hard to make this event the success that it was.

 

The leadership being displayed by our head students and the student council has also been a highlight and I commend them for their organization of the school's special ANZAC day event.  I look forward to assisting and observing their leadership development over the remainder of the year.

NCEA achievement continues to improve.  On behalf of our Board of Trustees and staff I am pleased to report that Fairfield College's 2015 NCEA achievement results follow the similar improvement pattern of previous years.

I would like to acknowledge our hard working staff, students, whanau, and Board whose curricula efforts have resulted in this noteworthy achievement.  We are excited about sustaining this improvement into 2015 and beyond.

Thank you for your support in Term 1.

Nga mihi

Richard Crawford

Principal

  PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE                                                                                      

 

Parent / Teacher Conference line is now open.
 
To book an interview with your child's teacher please go to:
 
www.schoolinterviews.co.nz
 
Password: 533B5 

  OPEN DAY/EVENING                                                                                                          

Open Day 9:00am-11:00am 6th August
Open Evening 3:00pm-7:30pm- 6th August
Enrolment Evening 5:30pm-7:00pm August

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                                                                                               

 JUNE
Tuesday 30 PPTA Meeting
JULY
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
Monday 27-31 July
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori
Tuesday 28 July
Year 10 Speech Final
AUGUST
Thursday 6 August
Open Day 9:00am - 11:00am

Open Evening 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 13 August
Enrolment Evening 5:30pm - 7:00pm

  BELL TIMES                                                                                                                         


P1 
Whanau
 P2  Lunch1  P3  P4 Lunch2
P5
Students Depart
 Mon/Tues/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
 Wednesday    
 9:00am*  9:50am**  10:45am  11:20am  12:15pm  12:45pm 
 1:40pm
2:15pm
 3:10pm

*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

  DEANERY                                                                                                                             

 

YEAR LEVEL
 DEAN  EXTN #
 EMAIL
  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  robbinss@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Andrea Kingi
836
 kingia@faircol.school.nz
  Year 11
 Braden MacPherson
865
 macphersonb@faircol.school.nz
  Year 12
 Kris Sainsbury
875
 sainsburyk@faircol.school.nz
  Year 13
 Kerry Ross
824
 rossk@faircol.school.nz
  Deans Secretary
 Sally Winchester
879
 winchester@faircol.school.n

  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
HEAD GIRL
Aidan Sami
HEAD BOY
Kate Turley
DEPUTY HEAD GIRL
Callum MacDonald
DEPUTY HEAD BOY

           Ruth Bateson      BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPRESENTATIVE

 NZQA STUDENT APP                                             FFC IS NOW ON FACEBOOK                

           

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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.