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 IMPORTANT  ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                        

 
PPTA UNION MEETING - APRIL 10TH
School finishing at 12:30pm
 
Due to a PPTA Union meeting held on 10th April school will be finishing 12:30pm at the end of
period 3.  Some supervision will be provided at school for those students who cannot leave the school grounds at this time.
  
Ngaruawahia/Huntly school bus will be leaving 1:00pm that day.
 

 
PUBLIC MEETING
Regarding the Sale of Fairfield College Suplus Land
 

A public information evening is being held in the school hall on Tuesday 15th April, 7:30 p.m. 

A proposal from the Fairfield Project Committee will be presented.  All welcome.

  HEAD STUDENTS OF FAIRFIELD COLLEGE 2014                                                             

 FAIRFIELD COLLEGE HEAD STUDENTS AND PRINCIPAL RICHARD CRAWFORD  

  MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                      

I extend a very warm welcome to new and returning students, parents and whānau, and also our staff to Fairfield College. 2014 has started with great excitement and determination to build on previous successes as we collectively work together to raise school capacity to engage in our core business of improving learning, advancing progress, and raising achievement.
 
This is my third year as Principal of Fairfield College and I am excited about the positioning of our school in our community. Our students are the central focus of our school and their improving levels of achievement assure our Board of Trustees, school leadership, and staff of our direction. We all realise however that even greater focus and collective effort is required if we are to achieve our goal of raising NCEA achievement by 2016 to exceed the national levels.
 
SCHOOL VALUES
 
I would like to outline the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Personal Excellence. These are captured in Fairfield College's Three Be's. The Three Be's define the central values that Fairfield College desires for all our community (students, staff, caregivers, Board of Trustees) to adopt as a guide to the way we live our lives:
 
To be respectful
To be responsible
To be the best you can be
 
To enable our students to take hold of these values it is important that we work with whānau/family to help our students realise that all choices have consequences.  As our students develop their capacity to manage themselves responsibly and respectfully they will position themselves to be the best they can be.
 
As principal I have the following expectations of every student:
 
To come to school on time
To come to school with the required stationery
To come to school appropriately attired
To come to school and demonstrated respectful and responsible behaviour
To come to school determined to be the Best that they can be
 
We look forward to working with you to assist our students to reach their potential and achieve their goals in 2014 and beyond.
 
 
Richard Crawford
PRINCIPAL
 
 

  TERM ONE UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                        

APRIL
  3 April
  Drama/Maori Performing Arts
  4 April
  Dress Up Day
  9 April
  Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  10 April
  School finishes 12:35 - PPTA Union Meeting
  14 April
  11OED Trip
  15 April
  7:30pm Public meeting re sale of FFC surplus land
  16 April
  ANZAC Assembly
  17 April
  Mountain Assemblies
  Mountain Activities
  Last day of Term 1
  18 April
  GOOD FRIDAY
TERM ONE CONCLUDES - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
MAY
  5 May
  School begins Term 2
 14 May
  11OE Trip
  21 May
  Special Olympics - Soccer
JUNE
  2 June
  QUEENS BIRTHDAY
  11 June
  Semester 1 ends
  25 June
  11OED Camp
  26 June
  11OED Camp
  28 June
  School Ball
 

  BELL TIMES                                                                                                                         


P1 
Whanau
 P2  Lunch1  P3  P4 Lunch2
P5
Students Depart
 Mon/TuesThurs/Fri    
 8:40am 
 9:40am 
 10:00am 
 11:00am 
 11:35am 
 12:35pm 1:35pm
 2:10pm 
3:10pm
 Wednesday    
 8:40am  9:30am  10:05am  10:55am  11:30am  12:20pm 
 1:10pm*
1:45pm
 2:35pm**

*Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 finish school at 1:10pm every Wednesday (beginning 5 February) for the remainder of the school year

**All Year 9 and 10 studenst finish school at 2:35pm on Wednesdays as from 5 February 2014 until the end of the school year, buses still run at normal times

  DEANERY                                                                                                                             

YEAR LEVEL
 DEAN  EXTN #
 EMAIL
  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  shonr@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Braden MacPherson
865  macphersonb@faircol.school.nz
  Year 11
 Kris Sainsbury
875
 sainsburyk@faircol.school.nz
  Year 12
 Andrea Rodgers
824  rodgersa@faircol.school.nz
  Year 13
 Mike Smith
836
 smithm@faircol.school.nz
  Deans Secretary
 Sally Winchester
879
 winchester@faircol.school.n
 

  HEAD STUDENTS 2014                                                                                                       


 
Zoe Davies
HEAD GIRL
 
 Isaac Walker
HEAD BOY
 
Hannah Spijkerman
DEPUTY HEAD GIRL
                         
Moses Marr
DEPUTY HEAD BOY
                   
            






 
Iesha Edwards
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPRESENTATIVE





  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"

  PARENT/TEACHER ASSOCIATION                                                                                    

WE NEED YOU!

The Fairfield College PTA would like to encourage more parents to come along and become part of our wonderful committee.
 
We meet once a month in the staffroom on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Everyone is welcome to come along.
 
It is a great way to meet new parents and also to be involved in the school knowing what is happening within the school and the role the PTA have.
 
The Fairfield College PTA provides a vital link between the parents, whanau, staff and Board of Trustees.  The PTA provide the school with a parent's perspective on various new initiatives and in turn receive regular updates on the direction the school is taking to provide all our students with the best possible learning opportunities.
 
We realise it is not always easy to get to meetings but even if you are able to volunteer and register as "Friends of the Committee" we would love to hear from you.  Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday 18th February at 7:30pm.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!