Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st





 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                       

Kia ora Parents/Caregivers

Term 3 is an extremely busy time of our school year.  It is a time where we focus on keeping our students both in the present and also support them to plan for the future.  It is important for our students to stay in the present because achievement goals that were set at the beginning of the year will only be realised through committed and sustained effort in the present.
Special Acknowledgements:
Nga mihi
Richard Crawford

 PARENT/STUDENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES                                                                  


Year 9 and 10 Junior Mid Term Reports have been posted.  Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences will be held on
Wednesday 27th August 2014.
To book online go to:
Event Code: NVM4R
If you require assistance please contact the office.

 NZQA FEES NOW DUE                                                                                                          

NZQA Fees:  NZQA accounts have been mailed to the families of all Senior students in July.  The annual fee of $76.70 covers both internal and external assessments.  Students who are entered only for internal assessments still need to pay this fee in order to have their results released to them.  Payment can be made to the SSC by cash, cheque or EFTPOS, por online.  if you have an Automatic Payment in place, please make sure that it is sufficient to cover the NZQA fee.
Financial Assistance:  Also included in the information is an orange form which is required to be completed if you are making an application for Financial Assistance.  If you qualify for assistance it will, in most cases, reduce the fee from $76.70 to $20.00.  Basically, if you are on a benefit or have a Community Service Card in your household, you will qualify for Financial Assistance.  Completed Financial Assistance forms should be returned to the Student Services Centre as soon as possible for processing.
Deadlines:  NZQA Fees will be accepted by Fairfield College only up until Friday 29th August - late payments will need to be made directly to NZQA, and after 30th November NZQA will charge a late fee of $50.00.  Please contact Mrs Tarrant on 07 853 3660 ext 861 should you require any further information.

  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.

  TERM TWO SCHOOL CALENDAR                                                                                        

  6 August
  OPEN Day 9:00am and EVENING 5:30pm
 11 August
 13 August
  Enrolment Evening new students 2015 - 4:00-6:00pm           
 14 August
  Enrolment Evening new students 2015 - 4:00-6:00pm
 15 August
  11OED Camp
 15 August
  University of Auckland course planning day
 20 August    Junior parent/teacher conferences
 25 August   Subject choices booklets to students
 27 August        
 Junior Report Evening    
 Talent Quest                              
 28 August   BoT meeting 6:30pm
 29 August
  NZQA Fees will be accepted by Fairfield College only up until today
  Dress up day
 1 September
  Tournament Week - 5 September
 2 September
  Year 10 Vision testing
 9 September
  Victoria University Course
 10 September    Year 10 Vision testing catch up day
 11 September   Senior Assessment day (all students in school) - 15 September
 15 September   Activity Free Week - 19 September
 16 September   Special Olympics - Basketball
 17 September
  Year 10,11 & 12 Curriculum Choices Assemblies
 18 September    Subject Choice evening for 2015
 22 September
  Subject Choice Day
  Year 12/13 Physics Trip
 23 September
  Year 10 Subject Choice
 25 September
  13APE Snow Trip
  BOT Meeting 6:30pm
 26 September
  13APE Snow Trip
  Trash to Fashion
  Last day of Term 3

  BELL TIMES                                                                                                                         

 P2  Lunch1  P3  P4 Lunch2
Students Depart
 12:35pm 1:35pm
 8:40am  9:30am  10:05am  10:55am  11:30am  12:20pm 

*Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 finish school at 1:10pm every Wednesday (beginning 5 February) for the remainder of the school year

**All Year 9 and 10 studenst finish school at 2:35pm on Wednesdays as from 5 February 2014 until the end of the school year, buses still run at normal times.


  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  shonr@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Braden MacPherson
865  macphersonb@faircol.school.nz
  Year 11
 Kris Sainsbury
  Year 12
 Andrea Rodgers
824  rodgersa@faircol.school.nz
  Year 13
 Mike Smith
  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 2014                                                                                                       

Zoe Davies

Isaac Walker
Hannah Spijkerman
Moses Marr

Iesha Edwards

  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"