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"Celebrating our Successes"

 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                                                      

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Term two has been a very busy and productive learning and achievement time at Fairfield College. It has been a term of several highlights and I thank our staff, student leaders, whānau, tertiary partners, local businesses, and community providers who have all contributed to student successes during the term.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

  • The Grease performance was a highlight of the term and I was especially impressed by the resilience our students exhibited during their opening night performance which was reciprocated by the audience who responded so supportively to the challenge that our students encountered.  Thanks again to our committed staff, previous FFC students, and whanau.
  • The school’s improved NCEA Level 2 achievement and strengthening relationship with Wintec.
  • Acting performance by year 11 student Matty Taylor at the annual Sheila Winn Shakespeare.
  • Congratulations also to the 23 participants who completed the Cactus 3 programme.  Special thanks to our Neighbourhood Policing Team led by Sargent Craig Taylor and supporting whānau who sacrificed their time and resources to enable our students to enjoy this learning experience.
  • At the end of 2014 the Board of Trustees conducted a review of the fees that were linked to various subjects. As a result of this review the Board implemented significant changes to what students could be charged for curriculum related events. Except for those subjects that had a clear take home project component, all subject fees have been removed.

  • On the 22nd of April Fairfield College  staff and students held a commemoration assembly.  The assembly started with a karakia and was followed by the National Anthem.  We had two student speakers - Year 10 Matthew Bateson and Year 13 Anahera King. Special guest Pippa Doyle also addressed the school.  The hall became silent as she spoke of  her effort during the war. 

  • Karakia was held on the 4th May at our marae, Te Aratiatia, in preparation for the removal of the exterior carvings from Te Iho Rangi, our wharenui.  The task of refurbishing these carvings is in the safe hands of master carver Warren McGrath and his team at Toi Waamu.

  • Emma Ayson - Year 13 student and Xjamyian Lee - Year 12 student have been working on their wearable creations for just over two months.  Emma’s garment is made out of bailing twine and silage wrappers.  Xjamyian choose a design which included nails and screws protruding from a waistcoat of cocoa sacks and he will also make a matching trench coat.
  • Congratulations to Grace Finlayson, a year 9 student at Fairfield College, who had the opportunity to compete in the GKR Karate Auckland Regional Tournament on the 15th of March.  She received a Bronze medal for Kumite (non-contact fighting) to add to a collection of medals she received last year.

 Nga mihi

Richard Crawford

Principal

  GARAGE SALE                                                                                                                      

GARAGE SALE!!!
Fairfield College Hall
Saturday 4 July 2015
7:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
 

  OPEN DAY/EVENING                                                                                                          

Open Day 9:00am-11:00am 6th August
Open Evening 3:00pm-7:30pm- 6th August
Enrolment Evening 5:30pm-7:00pm August

This is a great opportunity for you to come and visit our school and see what we have to offer students for 2016.

 TERM 2 UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                               

 JUNE
Tuesday 30 PPTA Meeting
JULY
Wednesday 1 July Parent / Teacher Conference 4:00pm - 7:00pm (F Block)
Friday 3 July Tug 'O' War competition

End of Term 2
Monday 20 July Term 3 begins
Monday 27-31 July Te Wiki o te Reo Maori
Tuesday 28 July Year 10 Speech Final
AUGUST
Thursday 6 August Open Day 9:00am - 11:00am

Open Evening 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 13 August
Enrolment Evening 5:30pm - 7:00pm                              

  BELL TIMES                                                                                                                         


P1 
Whanau
 P2  Lunch1  P3  P4 Lunch2
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 10 only start 9:00am Wednesdays

**Years 11-13 start at 9:50am Wednesdays

School finishes 3:10pm every day for all year levels

  DEANERY                                                                                                                             

YEAR LEVEL
 DEAN  EXTN #
 EMAIL
  Year 9
 Shon Robbins
867  robbinss@faircol.school.nz
  Year 10
 Andrea Kingi
836
 kingia@faircol.school.nz
  Year 11
 Braden MacPherson
865
 macphersonb@faircol.school.nz
  Year 12
 Kris Sainsbury
875
 sainsburyk@faircol.school.nz
  Year 13
 Kerry Ross
824
 rossk@faircol.school.nz
  Deans Secretary
 Sally Winchester
879
 winchester@faircol.school.n

  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
HEAD GIRL
Aidan Sami
HEAD BOY
Kate Turley
DEPUTY HEAD GIRL
Callum MacDonald
DEPUTY HEAD BOY

           Ruth Bateson      BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPRESENTATIVE

 NZQA STUDENT APP                                             FFC IS NOW ON FACEBOOK                

           

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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.