Principal’s Message, Term 3, Week 10

Kia ora koutou,

Well it’s the last week of Term and its great news that we are going to Level 1 tonight. I want to say thank you again for everyone’s support and cooperation following the procedures in place at school, and during school drop/pick up. Well done everyone.

I wish you all a safe and happy school holiday break. School finishes as normal on Friday at 2:50pm and recommences 12 October at 8:50am

Labour Weekend – we will have a long weekend, due to COVID and the cancellation of a staff professional development day I have decided to move this day to Friday, 23 October. This will give you a longer weekend if you decide to get away or just need some help with the summer projects.
School will be closed on Friday, 23 October

School Vision Planning – Don’t forget this Wednesday, 23 September at 6pm we are running our second session in the school hall. Come and have your say! The board is currently in the process of reviewing the school vision and direction for the next three years. They would love to have your input into what this would look like for our school and community. Your input is really appreciated. All you need to prepare for this is to come along with ideas. We are asking for no more than 45 minutes of your time.

Lots of Lost Property – Check out the lost property before Friday, there must be $1500 of clothing! Items will be displayed on the ground in the courtyard outside Room 10/11 this week if it’s sunny. Anything left by the end of week will be donated to charity, so please take a look.

New School App – You would have received an email from the office (eTap) last week asking to check your email and contact details we have on file. The reason we need this information is because we are changing to our new school app, @school and want to make sure your details are up to date to ensure you receive our latest updates. Download the app from your google play/apple store today. We will be emailing Login/User ID details later in the week. In @school app you can enter absentee updates direct to the office (similar to the current app) beginning term 4.
There are many other great features we will start using during term 4. If you have any questions contact the office.

Sports – Well done Tannar, who played for the under 13 Horowhenua Rep hockey boys team on the weekend in 5 games, 7 aside 24 mins for the Hardy Cup. Tannar’s team won all 5 games and won the cup!

If you’re interested in finding out more about hockey, head on down to the turf this afternoon to support our Year 5/6 Fairfield team who are playing in the finals at 5:25pm and tomorrow the Year 7/8 team play at 4:45pm. Go teams!

Also please remember to return any sports uniforms (washed/clean) to the office by the end of term. Several sports (touch rugby, twilight soccer) will be starting in term 4 and many children will need a uniform. Thank you.

Summer is coming so don’t forget to bring your hats in Term 4. If you need to purchase one pop into the office ($10 each).

Some helpful links on Cyber Safety, following John Parsons visit are again provided below:

https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/244747619971043/

BEDROOM, BATHROOM, PAJAMAS 

https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/1112030665810052/

HOW TO DEAL WITH ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/643131269822891/

CHILDREN & ONLINE GAMES – A NOSY PARENT IS A LOVING PARENT

https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/653756001863893/

CIRCLE OF LIGHTHOUSES

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=256299468768773

KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE by John Parsons

https://www.citizen21.co.nz/resources

The following link is a helpful article on cyber safety

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Fairfield Rugby

Fairfield School faced Koputaroa in their first tackle rugby game today at lunch time. It was great to see families and children out supporting the team. There were some great tackles and big runs. Fairfield came out on top in the end!

Principal’s Message, Term 3, Week 9

Kia ora koutou,

We were privileged to have John Parsons in school last week. He worked with the students, staff and parents on cyber safety; how to keep ourselves safe online. Below are some useful links and information that John has asked me to share.

https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/244747619971043/

BEDROOM, BATHROOM, PAJAMAS 

https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/1112030665810052/

HOW TO DEAL WITH ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/643131269822891/

CHILDREN & ONLINE GAMES – A NOSY PARENT IS A LOVING PARENT

https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/653756001863893/

CIRCLE OF LIGHTHOUSES

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=256299468768773

KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE by John Parsons

https://www.citizen21.co.nz/resources

The following link is a helpful article on cyber safety

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If you missed the first session, we are going to run a second session. Come and have your say!  The board is currently in the process of reviewing the school vision and direction for the next three years. They would love to have your input into what this would look like for our school and community. Your input is really appreciated.  All you need to prepare for this is to come along with ideas.  We are asking for no more than 45 minutes of your time on Wednesday, 23rd September, 6pm to 6:45pm in the school hall.  The school board and I look forward to seeing you there.

Sir Peter Blake Young Leaders Award

blakenz.org

Luke Martin was nominated this year as our recipient for the Sir Peter Blake Young Leaders Award on behalf of Fairfield School.  Luke is an exceptional young leader who demonstrates his leadership skills on a daily basis.  He was part of the William Pike Challenge Award last year and found this successful.  Luke applied to be part of our William Pike programme again this year as a leader to help mentor other participants and he has done a fantastic job. Luke is involved in the wider community and has volunteered his time as part of community service.  He helps others in our school setting and is a model for his peers.  Well done Luke!

School Upcoming Events

September
14th Board Meeting, Staffroom, 5:30pm
18th Calendar Art Due
25th Last day of term – Friday 25th 2:50pm
October
12th Term 4 starts 8:50am

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

Regards

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Alasdair Maclean, Principal

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