Fairfield Intermediate School

(07) 855 9718 261 Clarkin Road, Hamilton, New Zealand
Whakaharahara ākonga, Whakaharahara wāhi
Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Place

Welcome to Fairfield Intermediate School

We are a multicultural school of almost 600 students situated in Fairfield, Hamilton. 

I was appointed as Principal in Term 3, 2016. My staff and I are committed to providing programmes of excellence for all of our students and to offer them challenging experiences. This includes offering a comprehensive Options curriculum programme run concurrently with our Academy programme so all students are given the opportunity for enrichment or extension through either of these programmes. 

At Fairfield Intermediate we also offer significant opportunities for student leadership across the school providing challenges and learning for students from within a safe and secure environment.

As a school we strive to develop programmes that engage our students and enrich their learning. We offer a substantial range of unique features including:

  • Academy programmes which include Arts, Sports, Science and Technology, Hospitality, Academic, Digital and Leadership.

  • Our school-wide focus on the four virtues:Courtesy, Courage, Co-operation and Commitment which are the foundation stones of our behavioural programme.

  • A vast variety of EOTC (Education outside the Classroom) experiences for children to engage in.

The two years at Fairfield Intermediate School are an exciting and challenging time where students begin to develop, grow and change. We specialise in this emerging adolescent age group. I urge all of the students to approach their time here with determination, grasp the opportunities that come their way, and we will celebrate them being Exceptional Learners at this Exceptional Place.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the staff and current students, I look forward to welcoming you to our school and developing a partnership with you over the next two years. I am usually on duty at our front school gates welcoming students to school each day as a means to demonstrate Manaakitanga and ensure our learning community is a place where all our students feel welcome, safe and valued.

Andrew Shortcliffe


Mr A.J. Shortcliffe, BA DipTchg, JP
White Ribbon Ambassador