An update for our school community, re: Measles. There have been two confirmed cases of measles, one case at Waiopehu College and the second case at Levin Intermediate.
This from Martin James, the Principal of Levin Intermediate:
Levin Intermediate has been notified by our DHB that they have a confirmed case of measles. They are working with the DHB to reduce the risk of further infection and have asked parents and caregivers to keep their children home today.
Again, at this time, there is no information to suggest any action or case for closure for Fairfield School.
I have been in contact with Public Health and they have described the symptoms of measles to look out for:
– general red rash starting on the head and neck and then moving to the trunk and arms
– can start behind the ears
– it is a red blotchy rash
– runny nose and sticky eyes
– white spots inside the mouth and inside the cheeks.
Should you suspect your child has any of these symptoms DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. Contact your GP or Health Line on 0800 611 116 as measles is a highly infectious disease.
Again – at this point in time, there is no need for action or closure at Fairfield.
At Fairfield, we thoroughly enjoy celebrating the successes of our students and also celebrating the successes of our staff.
On Wednesday 11 May, Miss Hulena, Miss Davies, Mrs Shuker and Miss Wales officially graduated from Massey University with their respective Masters and Degrees.
This is a fantastic acknowledgment of their academic studies, practical placements and years of study.
Congratulations to them all!
We would also like to congratulate Dianne Medland (our Executive Officer) who graduated from the Open Polytech with her Accounting and New Zealand Business Studies Diploma. Congratulations!
On Thursday 4 May, four of our students, Zoe, Mose, Nikau and Liam participated in the Grand Final of the ePro8 Technology Challenge in Palmerston North.
The ePro8 Challenge is a technology based challenge, where teams have to compete together to solve a range of engineering problems.
They had successfully competed in the local competition, where they placed in the top 4 to proceed to the Regionals. From the Regionals, they again placed in the top 4 to make it to the Grand Final.
Our team placed 2nd in the Grand Final! This is a fantastic achievement and Zoe, Mose, Nikau and Liam can be incredibly proud of their success. Ka mau te wehi team! Fairfield is very proud of you.