Principal’s Message Week 6 Term 4

Kia ora koutou,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weeks seem to be moving quickly along towards the end of the school year.

ERO will be at school this time next week. All parents are welcome at the Powhiri, please be at the Fairfield Road side of the school by 9:45 am to welcome our visitors. The school is looking forward to this visit and welcome ERO’s findings – it is positive to have external findings that support the continued development of our school.

The survey from the Kelly Club about after school care at Fairfield did not yield enough responses to move forward with the project with any certainty. If you interested in this being offered at Fairfield School and haven’t responded, please do so.

As parents, I thought you may be interested in this short article and video on growth mind set versus fixed mind set. It is a short read and the video runs for just under three minutes.

Growth Mind Set Vs Fixed Mind Set

Cup Cakes at School

Brookelyn and Charlotte from Room 15 raised $154.00 by baking vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing on Thursday 14th November 2019 to fundraise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
They had the help of Brookelyns dad, Stevo, and Charlotte’s mum, Chrissy, to support them in making our cupcakes on the day.
Brookelyn and Charlotte ended up raising $154.00. We would like to say thank you to all staff members at Fairfield School, and our parents, who donated money and helped us to achieve our goal to help families in need.
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Puna-oho Cross Country

The Puna-oho cross country was held last week. The students were super fit and energetic. I was very impressed with their commitment, energy levels, and enthusiasm. I often wonder where my energy levels have gone! The students were well supported by their parents. It was fantastic to see so many parents at school.

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School Policies

The screenshot below is the homepage of school docs. Click on the green tab that is titled current review. It will then take you to the policies that are being reviewed. You can read the policy by clicking the link and then clicking on the red box which reads ‘under review’. Passwords are below. If you need any help, please feel free to contact me.

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School Policies

To get to model policies follow this path


2. Search for Fairfield School

3. Username: Fairfieldlevin

4. password: Respect

School documents collate all data on policies reviewed throughout New Zealand and make changes accordingly. 

To review Fairfield School policies please follow the instructions below:

1. Go the Fairfield site (you might need to enter the password)

2. Select current review

3. Click on the policy

4. Click under review tab (bright red icon at the top of the screen)

5. Log in

7. Review

Upcoming dates:

Monday, November 25:       ERO visitors this week. Powhiri Monday at 9.45am
Thursday, December 5:       Road patrol end of year celebration
Monday, December 9:         BOT meeting (School staffroom)
Friday, December 13:         Year 8 graduation
Wednesday, December 18:  Last day for school for 2019
Monday, February 3:           First day of school for 2020
Kind regards,
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Alasdair Maclean