Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st




"Celebrating our Successes"

 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                    

Tena koutou e te whaanau

It has been a very busy five weeks of school and it is exciting to see the development of Fairfield College students in a range of activities.  Thank you to staff, parents and coaches for your support that enables our students to participate and excel in the various activities that they are involved in. 

For more information on events at Fairfield College please refer to the school newsletter on this website.

Nga manaakitanga

Richard Crawford



  TEACHER ONLY DAY - FRIDAY 23RD JUNE                                                                      

 No school for students on Friday 23rd June -Teacher Only Day

Thank you  

  NEW ENROLMENTS FOR 2018                                                                                            

Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 9 August 6:00pm

and the Open Day on Thursday 10 August 9:30pm

for all new students applying for enrolment 2018. 


  SCHOOL MUSICAL "AOTEAROA" TICKETS ON SALE NOW                                          

Tickets now available for the Fairfield College musical production


 7:00 pm

Wednesday 28th June, Thursday 29th June, Friday 30 Jul, Saturday 1st July

Students $4 and Adults $8

You can purchase your ticket from the Reception office to ensure a seat.  

There will be door sales on the night. 




 HPV Vaccination                                                                                                                    

From 1 January 2017, the HPV immunization became free for all New Zealanders between the ages of 9 to 26, including non-residents under the age of 18. HPV immunization is available through participating schools or from family doctors, local health centres and some Family Planning clinics. 

The Board of Trustees has accepted a generous offer by Dr Dilawar Singh and Dr Lakhminder Sandhu from the Hamilton Lake Clinic to provide the HPV vaccination for all Fairfield College students.

This is a free vaccine which helps to prevent penile cancer, cervical cancer, anal cancer, genital warts and certain oral cancers.  Parents can choose to get the HPV vaccination either at school or through their GP. The school will be holding an information evening for students, parents and caregivers in the staff room on June 13 at 6 pm in school.

Vaccinations will take place in the school hall on June 21 and June 22.  Consent forms will be given to students on Tuesday June 6 or they can also be accessed on the school website under the tab HPV vaccination.

If you have any question about vaccination or the process, please contact Hamilton Lake Clinic at 07)8390092 or 0226201600. Information on the HPV vaccination can also be accessed from the following website.


 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION                                                                                                 

 A letter was sent home on February 27th to inform parents that the school is moving to replace conventional post communications with digital communications.  In doing this Fairfield College is following a similar trend followed by other businesses and organisations because it is a more effective means of communicating important information. Thank you to all parents and caregivers that responded to the request to update their e-mails.  I encourage all parents/caregivers to ensure that the school does have their latest e-mail address.

The Parent / Student Web Portal is an important tool that provides the school with the capacity to publish student information onto the web, for access by both parent and student.  This information includes; calendar, notices, details, timetable, attendance achievement, and Student Reports.  If you have not received a portal username and password for access to this information please e-mail the school at brownl@faircol.school.nz and this will be sent to you. To access the Parent / Student Portal on the school website please see the left hand side 2nd from top 'Student/Parent/Caregiver Portal' click on Student Managements System Portal, enter username and password. Student Reports are now also accessed through the Parent / Student Portal.

 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                            

                                                           TERM 2
 Thurs 1  13OED Bush Craft Tramp
 Tues 6  BOT Meeting
 Wed 7   WBOP Cross Country
 Thurs 8  School will finish at 12:35pm
 Mon 12  Careers Expo Year 10
 Waikato BOP SS Cross Country
 Tues 13  ICAS Writing
 Wed 14  Information Evening - HPV Vaccination in the Hall 6:00pm
 Thurs 15  CACTUS applications open
 Fri 16  Dress Up Day
   Social Science Field Day Trip
 Mon 19  Parent Teachers Conferences booking starts
   Reports are on School Portal
 Tues 20  Year 11 Speech Finals
 Wed 21  Tug of War - M & P
 Thurs 22  Year 9 Speech Finals
 Fri 23  ICAS English/Maths entrees close
   OED200 Rafting
 Tues 27  Parent Teachers Conferences 4:00pm-6:00pm
 Wed 28  Tug of War - K & R
   School Musical
 Thurs 29  Tough Guy & Gal Challenge
 Thurs 29 - Fri 30  School Musical


  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  robbinss@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Kiran Gibbard
  Year 11
 Kris Sainsbury
  Year 12
 Andrea Rodgers 875  rodgersa@faircol.school.nz
  Year 13
 Braden MacPherson
824  macphersonb@faircol.school.nz
  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.