Fairfield Intermediate
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Fairfield Intermediate

Fairfield Intermediate
Clarkin Road
TypeState Co-educational Intermediate
MottoFideous et audux (Latin) Kia piripono Kia mata (Maori)
(Be committed and courageous)
Ministry of Education Institution no.1715
PrincipalAndrew Shortcliffe
Years offered7-8
Average class size30
Hours in school day6h 10m (8:45 to 2:55)
HousesKauri, Nikau, Rimu, Kowhai and Totara
School roll625[1](March 2020)
Socio-economic decile5

Fairfield Intermediate, sometimes shortened to FIS, is a year 7-8 school located in Fairfield, Hamilton, New Zealand. It has a roll of 754 and has a decile rating of 5. The current principal is Barry Roberts after Bill Noble stepped down from the job in late 2010 after 21 years of the job.


The school was founded in 1963 and was and still is the only school in North-East Hamilton that caters to year 7-8 students. The school has for many years gone to Port Waikato and Pauanui for school camps. This has been changed for the 2013 camps where Pauanui is no longer used for the trips.

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of Fairfield Intermediate include Stan Walker (2002-2003), an actor and Australian Idol-winning singer, and Scott Styris (1987-1988), an all-rounder who has played for the Black Caps and Northern Districts.

Extracurricular activities

Fairfield Intermediate offers many opportunities in sport and music with yearly productions and successful sports teams. Their chess team has traditionally done well, winning many regional tournaments in the past few years. The school sends representatives to the AIMS Games every year and has come out with medals on a large number of occasions. Also the school runs a musical each year, having more than 150 students take part.

Fairfield Cluster

The school is part of the Fairfield Cluster, in which comprises Fairfield Intermediate and its contributing schools, Bankwood, Hukanui, Rototuna, Woodstock, Te Totara. It also includes Southwell School and St Joseph's, Fairfield. The Fairfield Cluster runs many competitions and festivals together including, athletics and choir.


The school has been traditionally divided into four houses named after the dominant peaks in the North Island; Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Taranaki. In 2012 however the house system was abolished due to people in the same class being in different houses, so a new team system was created. The system runs with one team being three or four full classes. The teams are named after New Zealand plants and are named as followed; Nikau,Kauri, Rimu, Kowhai and Totara.

Coordinates: 37°45?47?S 175°17?03?E / 37.76306°S 175.28417°E / -37.76306; 175.28417

  1. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2020.

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