Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st







"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


 STAFF ONLY DAY - 22nd May                                                                                             

School will be closed to all students on Friday 22nd May for a Staff Only Day.

  SCHOOL PRODUCTION 'GREASE'                                                                                      


 TERM 2 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                               

Friday 1st
Waikato University presentation
Monday 4th
Monday 4th - Friday 8th
Inter Mountain Football Competition                     
Wednesday 13th
OED100 Camp
Thursday 14th
Dolls House Performance
Wednesday 20th
Inter School Cross Country
Friday 22nd
University of Waikato Open Day
  STAFF ONLY DAY - no school for students
Monday 25th
OED200 Camp
Thursday 28th
Dress up Day
Friday 29th
Wintec's Huge Day Out
Wednesday 3rd
ICAS Science Exam
Monday 8th
Careers Expo
Wednesday 10th
Inter-zone Cross Country
  Maungatautari & Pirongia Tug 'o' War
  Semester 1 finish
Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th
APE200 Camp
Monday 15th -Tuesday 16th
OED 1st Aid Course
Wednesday 17th
Kakepuku & Karioi Tug 'o' War
Friday 19th
Wintec Presentation
Monday 22nd
OED100 Camp
Monday 22nd - Friday 26th
School Production
Thursday 25th - Friday 26th
APE300 Tough Guy Challenge

  BELL TIMES                                                                                                                         

 P2  Lunch1  P3  P4 Lunch2
Students Depart
 12:35pm 1:35pm
   P1  P2 Lunch 1
 P3  Assembly  P4 Lunch 2
 P5  Students Depart
 9:00am*  9:50am**  10:45am  11:20am  12:15pm  12:45pm 

*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


  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  robbinss@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Andrea Kingi
  Year 11
 Braden MacPherson
  Year 12
 Kris Sainsbury
  Year 13
 Kerry Ross
  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 FOR 2015                                                                                               

Manaia Timson
Aidan Sami
Kate Turley
Callum MacDonald


 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"

  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.