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



 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                            


 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.