Principal’s Message, Term 4, Week 9
Kia ora koutou,
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Not long until the summer holiday begins and we all get to spend time with family and friends.
This week we have our Year 8 graduation on Friday evening, please be at Waiopehu College at 6:40 pm. Graduation will begin at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to farewell our Year 8 students.
In the interests of safety, when we use the Fairfield gates to come and go from school can we ensure they are closed behind us. A lot of our junior students are at that end of the school. I want to make sure they are safely on the school side of the gates. Thank you for your continued support.
The last day of school for this year is Wednesday, 18 December, all students will be released from school at 12:30 pm. Then, let the summer fun begin!
Looking for additional person to work in our wonderful school office
We are hiring an additional person for the school office. If you love working in a fun, vibrant working environment, Fairfield School office may be the place for you.
We are looking to find someone in our community who is interested in picking up 25 hours admin work per week. The office work is completed from 12:30 pm to 5pm or hours by negotiation, Monday to Friday. If you are interested please apply in writing and send your resume to the Principal at Fairfield School, 89 MacArthur Street Levin, or ring the school office to speak with the principal.
Applications close, Thursday, December 12.
William Pike Students
The William Pike students completed their challenges for the year. Last week they had their graduation. All students demonstrated positive attitudes and strength of character to complete the challenges.One the challenges they completed was the longest day challenge. The day started at 7 am with a walk over trig, followed by activities at Camp Makahika, a walk back over Trig and on to the swimming pools, some swimming, and a walk back to school.
Below are notices that were shared last week
Term Dates 2020
A calendar will be shared with you at the start of next year outlining the term dates and key school events in 2020.
Term dates 2020
|Term 1||Monday 3rd February||Thursday 9th April||96 half days|
|Term 2||Tuesday 28th April||Friday 3rd July||96 half days|
|Term 3||Monday 20th July||Friday 25th September||100 half days|
|Term 4||Monday 12th October||Tuesday 15th December||92 half days|
The class lists for 2020 are being finalised at the moment. You will find out where your child is placed this Friday. Class lists will be placed around the school – outside rooms 16, 11, and 18.
The following teachers will be teaching these year levels for 2020. You will notice there has been a change to some levels teachers are teaching.
|Year 1 (Reception)||Mrs Mandy Veza||Room 5|
|Year 1 (Reception)||Mrs Sally Rollinson||Room 7|
|Roll Growth (NE)||Mrs Yvonne Nicholson||Room 4|
|Year 1 (Reception)||Mrs Mary O’Neill||Room 6|
|Year 2||Mrs Caroline Rainham||Room 10|
|Year 2||Ms Julie Knaap (Team Leader)||Room 11|
|Te Kama Team|
|Year 2/3||Mrs Emma Easton||Room 2|
|Year 3||Mrs Rachel Collis||Room 3|
|Year 3||Ms. Mikayla Ward||Room 1|
|Year 4||Mrs Colleen McQuillan (Team Leader)||Room 8|
|Year 4||Mr John Manville||Room 9|
|Year 5/6||Mrs Courtney Morrissey||Room 12|
|Year 5/6||Mrs Dayle Harpur (Team Leader)||Room 16|
|Year 5/6||Mrs Jodie Shuker||Room 15|
|Year 5/6||Mr Gerard Joyce||Room 20|
|Year 7/8||Mrs Amy Burns||Room 13|
|Year 7/8||Mr Jim Culley||Room 18|
|Year 7/8||Ms Gemma Barker||Room 14|
|Year 7/8||Mrs Jennifer Nicholls (Team Leader)||Room 17|
|Year 7/8||Ms Caren Patrick||Room 19|
The Fairfield School Board of Trustees made a decision at their meeting that we will be opting into the government’s donation scheme for 2020. This means that there will no longer be a recommended school donation and course contributions for things such as workbooks, day trips, or other compulsory curriculum resources.
Families will still need to make payment for trips that involve an overnight component.
Optional / extracurricular activities will remain as chargeable items. Families will need to make payment for the following:
• Sports exchanges
• Sports teams
• School camps
• School magazine
• Cultural activities e.g. ShowQuest, RockQuest etc
The Board would like to thank you for your continued support for Fairfield School. If you have any further questions in relation to this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal, Alasdair Maclean, on firstname.lastname@example.org