Fairfield College - Putting Students 1st






  MEASLES MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                     


Kia ora Parents/Caregivers

Term 2 has been a very busy time at Fairfield College and it has been great to see the increased academic focus of many of our senior students in meeting their NCEA requirements. This increased academic focus coupled with various sporting events, performing arts events, and cultural events have added to the school successes of the term. We look forward to building on these successes in the third term.

On Wednesday June 25 the Fairfield College Board of Trustees received the Confirmed 2014 ERO Report. The report was very positive and acknowledged the progress that the school has made since the last ERO report was published in 2011.


Nga mihi
Richard Crawford
To refer to the letter received recently from Health Waikato please open the following link:


  OPEN DAY INFORMATION                                                                                                 

Open day

Open Day will be held on the 6 August from 9-11am 

The Open evening will be held on the same day in the Library at 5:30pm

Enrolment Evening will be held on the 14 August in the library at 5:30

  MESSAGE FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT                                                                   

Mrs Ross will be unable to open the Art rooms in the holidays as previously arranged.  Students are encouraged to keep up with their assignments.  Any questions will be answered at the start of Term 3.
Mrs Ross

  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.

  TERM TWO SCHOOL CALENDAR                                                                                        

  1 May
  BoT meeting 6:30pm
  5 May
  School begins Term 2
  7 May
  Senior Assembly
 14 May
  11OE Trip
  Junior Assembly
 16 May
  University of Waikato Open Day
  21 May
  Special Olympics - Soccer
  23 May
  University of Otago Visit
  26 May
  Victoria University Visit
  2 June
  QUEENS BIRTHDAY (school closed)
  4 June
  Senior Assembly
  11 June
  Semester 1 ends
  Junior Assembly
  25 June
  11OED Camp
  26 June
  11OED Camp
  BoT Meeting 6:30pm
  28 June
  School Ball

  BELL TIMES                                                                                                                         

 P2  Lunch1  P3  P4 Lunch2
Students Depart
 12:35pm 1:35pm
 8:40am  9:30am  10:05am  10:55am  11:30am  12:20pm 

*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


  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  shonr@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Braden MacPherson
865  macphersonb@faircol.school.nz
  Year 11
 Kris Sainsbury
  Year 12
 Andrea Rodgers
824  rodgersa@faircol.school.nz
  Year 13
 Mike Smith
  Deans Secretary
 Sally Winchester

  HEAD STUDENTS 2014                                                                                                       

Zoe Davies

Isaac Walker
Hannah Spijkerman
Moses Marr

Iesha Edwards

  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"