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

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

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