Fairfield Intermediate School - Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Place - Whakaharahara ākonga, Whakaharahara wāhi - 261 Clarkin Road, Hamilton, New Zealand - 07 855 9718 - mail@fairfieldintermediate.school.nz

Student Community Services, Support and Advice 

Community Services and Support


Where we live: Hamilton

Hamilton is a city in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island.  It is New Zealand's fourth largest city.  Hamilton Central, on the Waikato River, is a bustling retail precinct. The entertainment area is vibrant due to the large student population and as a city Hamilton continues to grow rapidly. 

Fairfield Intermediate School sits to the northeast of central Hamilton, about a 10 minute car drive to the city centre.



Emergency phone numbers in New Zealand:

The New Zealand emergency number is 111. Calling 111 is free, and will connect you to Police, Fire and Ambulance.

Emergency services  - Information on emergency services here in New Zealand



House Prices to rent in the area around Fairfield Intermediate School can range from between $350.00 - $650.00 per week depending on the size of the house. 

Fairfield Intermediate School is very centrally located in Hamilton.

(Click on the logo below for further housing information)

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You must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while you are studying in New Zealand.  Below are links for New Zealand insurance companies.

Southern Cross - Southern Cross Insurance
Orbit Protect - Orbit Insurance
NIB - NIB Insurance


Second Language Support:      

New Zealander's are very friendly people and will usually help you out if you need some help. 
Hamilton does also offer a support centre for English Second Language students. The centre offers free information and referrals for service providers and local organisations.  Most services at the Centre are offered free of charge.
Below is a link for the Settlement Centre Waikato

http://www.scw.org.nz/ - Settlement Centre Waikato




Hamilton is a very simple city to navigate.  Whether you are in a bus, taxi or car, you’ll find it easy to move around.  Fairfield Intermediate School is situated closely with the city centre and a large shopping mall called Westfield Chartwell.  
For transfers to and from the Airport we use Aerolink Shuttles and can arrange these for you.

Hamilton Buses



Hamilton Taxi


International Student Rights:

The new Code of Practice prescribes the required outcomes signatories need to deliver for their international students.
NZQA Code of Practice  


Medical Services - Doctors, Hospitals:

Hamilton has a large hospital called Waikato Hospital.   

There are also a number of Doctors and Medical Centres very close to Fairfield Intermediate.  Below you will find links to their centres.

-5X Roads Medical Centre - 07 8557824


-Fairfield Medical Centre - 07 8552079


-Tui Medical Centre - 0800 175 175


-Redicare Family Practice - 07 8380300




Local Sports Clubs:

Hamilton offers many sports for you to play.  You are able to join clubs as well as join in the many sports our school offers.  Below are links to some of the popular sports.

-Ace Learn to Swim


-DKP Ballroom Dancing / Latin American / New Vogue


-Fairfield Athletics Club




-Waikato Table Tennis