Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st





"Celebrating our Successes"


 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                       

Tena koutou e te whānau

Over the last three years our school Board has played a critical role in moving our school forward.  I am extremely grateful for the selfless service that they have given in their role as trustees. They have provided a strong base to develop further school advancement and I thank them for their efforts.


Fairfield College’s election for their new Board of Trustees is scheduled to take place on June 3 2016.

I encourage parents to visit the school website under the Board of Trustees tab to find further information about the elections. There is a brief video clip and other resources that you can review to increase your understanding of this important role. Nominations for the Board will be opened on May 6 and will close on May 20.

I would like to acknowledge our hard working staff, students, whānau, and Board whose cumulative efforts have resulted in the positive progress that we continue to make which is reflected through improved student achievement. We are excited about sustaining this improvement into 2016 and beyond.



  Nga manaakitanga

  Richard Crawford



 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                            



 Mon 2nd  Term Two begins
 Mon 9th  CACTUS begins
 Tues 10th  PPTA Meeting
 Thurs 12th  BoT Meeting
 Thurs 12thFri  13th  12OED Survival Camp
 Wed 18th  Special Olympics Football                               
 Thurs 19th rescheduled Wed 25th  School Cross Country
 Thurs 26th  11OED Mountain Biking
 Mon 30th - June 3rd  IISA Rock Climbing
 Mon 30th - June 3rd  Junior Rock Climbing
 Mon 30th - June 3rd  Mobile Dental Unit
 Wed 1st - Fri 3rd  APE200 Camp
 Fri 6th  Board of Trustee Elections 
 Tues 7th  Waikato/BOP Cross Country
 Thurs 9th - Fri 10th  12OED Kaimai Trip
   BOT Meeting
 Mon 13th   Career Expo
 Tues 14th  PPTA Meeting
 Wed 22nd  12OED Rafting
 Thurs 30th   APE300 Though Guy & Gal
   Board of Trustees


  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 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"

  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.