Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st




"Celebrating our Successes"


 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                     

Tena koutou e te whaanau 

I wish to thank parents and whaanau for the support that you have provided to Fairfield College over the 2016 school year.  It has been a year of continued development and growth which is best measured by the strengthening performances of our students in areas such as leadership, performing arts and culture, sports, community involvement, and improvement in learning which is also reflected in raised achievement.

Thank you also to our key partners that have worked with us over the year to raise our collective capacity to deliver the key outcomes that are outlined in our school charter.

School internal achievement monitoring indicates that we are tracking in 2016 to achieving our highest ever roll based NCEA Level 2 achievement rate.  This is an exciting development and is a key indicator of the progress that we are making as a school in our continuous commitment to become more effective in our core business of improving student learning, enabling student progress, and raising student achievement. I look forward to confirming this with you in a term one 2017 newsletter once NZQA grades are confirmed.  I also look forward to confirming with you our progress in achieving other key goals that we have set in the planning and reporting section of the 2016 charter.

2016 has been a great year and I am excited about the opportunities that we ave in 2017 to build on the progress that we have made in 2016.  We are currently developing plans for the North East Hamilton Community of learning which consists of sixteen schools in our region.  This will be a significant development over the next three years and the schools will be working together to identify achievement challenges and then collectively developing strategies to address these challenges.

I thank our staff for their committed efforts. It is a privilege to lead such committed people as Principal of Fairfield College.  I also acknowledge members of the Board of Trustees who have worked so selflessly in 2016 to move our school forward.

I wish everybody in our school community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.




  Nga manaakitanga

  Richard Crawford


 TERM DATES FOR 2017                                                                                                         


Term 1 —     31st January—13th April

Term 2 —     1st May—7th July

Term 3 —     24th  July—29th September 

Term 4 —     16th October—13th December



30th            Auckland Anniversary

 31st  —         Staff Only Day



 1st  —           Years 11 & 12 Students only


 2nd  —            Year 9 —Powhiri meet in the carpark at 8:45am


3rd  — Years 9 & 10 Students only


6th  — Waitangi Day


7th  — All Year Levels in Attendance      


 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                            

 Tues 13th  Board of Trustees meeting
 Wed 14th  Junior Prize Giving 10:00
   End of school year 2016
 Mon 30th  Auckland Anniversary
 Tues 31st  Staff Only Day
 Wed 1st  Year 11 & 12 students only
 Thurs 2nd  Year 9 Powhiri - Meet in the carpark at 8:45am
 Fri 3rd  Years 9 & 10 students only
 Mon 6th  Waitangi Day
 Tues 7th  All Year levels in attendance
 Tues 7th - 8th  Year 13 Leaders Camp
 Mon 13th - 14th  Peer Mentor Camp
 Tues 14th  PPTA Meeting
 Tues 21st  Athletics Day at Porritt Stadium


  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  robbinss@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Kiran Gibbard
  Year 11
 Braden MacPherson
  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/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 Year 10 only start 9:00am Wednesdays
**  Year 11-13 start at 9:50am Wednesdays
      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.