Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st





"Celebrating our Successes"

  MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                      

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The first five weeks of school have been extremely busy and we have had a great start to the year.

 Special recognition to:


  • Mr Shannon and all students who participated in the 2014 World Challenge. 

HANGI FUNDRAISING                                                                                                        

As a result of the passion, commitment, and drive of a very special group of people Fairfield College has been endowed with a marae complex Te Aratiatia that has become an integral component of our school and the community that we are part of.
Parts of the carvings of our wharenui Te Iho Rangi have since the time of the opening dcayed with age.  This year we will be engaging in a restoration project that will bring our carvings back to the condition that they were in at the time of the opening.  We have been fortunate to secure the services of master carver Mr Warren McGrath to lead this project.
Please support us in this venture by purchasing a Hangi ticket at the office for $15.  Pick up from Te Aratiatia Marae, Fairfield College on 11th of March between 3pm - 5pm.

Many thanks to the Kapahaka group Te Pou o te Maungatawhiri who are sponsoring the event by meeting all the expenses for the food.  We wish them all the best in the National Kapahaka competition Te Matatini Kapahapa Aotearoa.

 TERM 1 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                               

   Monday 2nd
  Year 13 Camp
   Tuesday 3rd       
  Central Zone Athletics
   Wednesday 4th
  University of Auckland visit
   Thursday 5th
  Progress profiles posted
  School Photo's back up day
   Monday 9th-13th
  Inter Mountain Touch competition
   Tuesday 10th
  University of Auckland Y13 Maori presentation
   Wednesday 11th
   Thursday 12th
  AUT Presentation
   Friday 13th
  OED100 Ropes Course
   Monday 16th
  OED100 Ropes Course
   Wednesday 18th
  Parent/Teacher Conferences
   Thursday 19th
  Dress up Day
   Wednesday 25th
  SPL200 Camp
   Thursday 26th
  Careers in Dairy Science Day
   Monday 30th
  OED 200 Camp
    Sheila Winn Festival
   Wednesday 1st
  Waikato Secondary School Swimming
   Thursday 2nd
  Mountain Activities P5
    Term 1 ends

  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


  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.