Principal’s Message, Term 3, Week 8

Good afternoon,

Today and tomorrow we have John Parsons in school working with the students on cyber safety.  John is also presenting this evening in the school hall at 6pm – 7pm.  John’s message was very popular last year and the feedback we received was that he was very informative, hence why he is back for a second year.  If you wish to hear John speak please let the office know if you are coming.  In Level 2 we are restricted with the amount of people we can have in the hall at one time.  

I would like to say thank you to the families who attended our community engagement last week.  We received some valuable feedback to support the growth of our school.  Shortly we will be sending home surveys for families to complete, to support the vision of the school and the direction we are heading.

The FCG (Fairfield Community Group) have organised a fundraiser and will be serving american hot dogs at lunch time.  Thank you to those who were able to place an order.  We will let you know how much was raised next week.

We were hoping to hold our school disco this term, however as we remain in Level 2 this is not possible.  We will let you know more details on a new date once we are back in Level 1.

School Calendar Art – this is another fundraiser currently underway and is always a great success.  By now you should have received calendar art order forms.  Don’t forget to return your order forms to the office by Friday next week.

Have a great week everyone.

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Alasdair Maclean, Principal

School Upcoming Events

September
7th Cyber Safety Meeting with John Parsons, School hall 6pm
11th American Hot Dog Lunch Order
25th Last day of term – Friday 25th 2:50pm

2020 School Term Dates

Term 1 Monday 3rd February 8:50am Thursday 9th April 2:50pm 96 half days
Term 2 Tuesday 28th April 8:50am Friday 3rd July 2:50pm 96 half days
Term 3 Monday 20th July 8:50am Friday 25th September 2:50pm 100 half days
Term 4 Monday 12th October 8:50am Tuesday 15th December 92 half days

Principal’s Message Term 3, Week 7

Kia ora koutou,

On Friday last week the school was collecting for Daffodil Day.  This year marked 30 years that this annual fundraising event which sees volunteers take to the streets to raise money, to help provide free and practical support for people with cancer and their whānau, fund cancer research, and deliver information that will help reduce the risk and impact for future generations.

Below is a photo of our students who collected donations at school on Friday.  Thank you to all that contributed. In total we raised $516.30!

Students Works

It was fantastic to have a visit from T.J, Katie and Taylor on Friday. to share their research with me.  They all spoke with knowledge and enthusiasm when they discussed their learning.  It is great to have Fairfield students so enthusiastic in their learning and ready to share with others. Well done. 

2021 Enrolments – Year 1 Students

The board would like an expression of interest from families who would like to enroll their children in Year 1 in the 2021 school year.  Please note this is for both out-of-zone and in-zone students.  We are currently working through the structure and organisation of our school for 2021 and this information is very useful for predicting staff and class numbers. If you know of someone; a friend, family member, neighbour or anyone else who may be interested please have them email the school office office@fairfieldlevin.school.nz by Monday 7th September 2020 with the following information; Name of child/children, child’s date of birth, parent/caregiver name, phone number (home/mob) and home address

Community Engagement

A reminder that this Wednesday 2nd September at 6pm in the school hall we will be meeting to discuss the direction of the school. All schools in New Zealand are required to review their school charters on a three year cycle. This will allow community members to engage with the board and principal to reflect on where the school has been and where it is going. Please come and have your say.  The session will last no longer than 45 minutes. What is a school charter?  For more information on the school charter visit http://www.fairfieldlevin.school.nz/school-charter/

Cyber Safety Meeting with John Parsons

Next Monday 7th September at 6pm, John Parsons will be speaking to us about cyber safety and how we can make sure our children are keeping safe on the internet. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we can only accommodate 100 spaces, so please please email the school office office@fairfieldlevin.school.nz to secure a seat. Here is a video clip for more information about the event; www.s2e.co.nz

School Policies

Our school policies are available to review online at https://www.schooldocs.co.nz We would appreciate your feedback/input on our policies and ask you to please take five minutes to review the following information. Instructions to access the information are below:

  1. Open the following link https://www.schooldocs.co.nz/
  2. On the right hand side of the web page select “Search for your school>>” type “Fairfield School Levin”
  3. Enter the following user name: fairfieldlevin and password respect
  4. In the search function type Child Protection, press search

5. Once you have read the policy, on the right side of screen, select the green box (beside the printer icon) and the below screen will appear.

6. Enter the email address: amaclean@fairfieldlevin.school.nz not your own.
7. Enter your name (optional)
8. Enter your comments
9. Select “Send message to the Principal”.

School Upcoming Events

September
2ndCommunity Engagement, School Hall 6pm
7thCyber Safety Meeting with John Parsons, School Hall 6pm
11thAmerican Hot Dog Lunch Order
24thSchool Disco’s – depending on Covid-19 Level. More details to follow
25thLast day of term – Friday 25th September 2:50pm

2020 School Term Dates

Term 1Monday 3rd February 8:50amThursday 9th April 2:50pm96 half days
Term 2Tuesday 28th April 8:50amFriday 3rd July 2:50pm96 half days
Term 3Monday 20th July 8:50amFriday 25th September 2:50pm100 half days
Term 4Monday 12th October 8:50amTuesday 15th December92 half days

Kind regards

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Alasdair Maclean, Principal

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