Fair­field trio has never missed a day of school

Hamilton News - - COMMUNITY - Tom Row­land

Three Fair­field Col­lege stu­dents will be fin­ish­ing five years of high school this week, with­out miss­ing a sin­gle day.

Jor­dan Mac­tier, Sa­muel Janek and Alex Miller have all achieved per­fect at­ten­dance, which all three stu­dents credit to the school pro­vid­ing an en­joy­able at­mos­phere.

Last year, Jar­rod Neill-woodd from Fair­field Col­lege also com­pleted five years of sec­ondary school with not a sin­gle days ab­sence

For Jor­dan, it was keep­ing one eye on his fu­ture that helped him com­plete high school with­out an ab­sence.

“For most of my school time, I did not en­joy it un­til I got to Fair­field,” Jor­dan said.

“I just did not want to miss any time at a school that has pro­vided me with great op­por­tu­ni­ties and friends.”

He said that Fair­field Col­lege treats you like an adult, and it al­lowed him to spend some time with nearly ev­ery sub­ject to fig­ure out what he wanted to do in the fu­ture.

“They give you the tools, and they ex­pect you to use them but, the teach­ers are al­ways there if you need them.”

Jor­dan is hop­ing af­ter school to pur­sue a ca­reer in out­door ed­u­ca­tion.

Alex shared many of the same thoughts of Jor­dan, cred­it­ing the friends he had made at the school as why it was so easy to at­tend.

“I per­son­ally re­ally en­joyed com­ing to school,” Alex said.

Alex had also done a wide va­ri­ety of sub­jects, but will fol­low his pas­sion of IT at univer­sity.

Sa­muel sees him­self as a com­ple­tion­ist and said it felt good just to have “500 per cent at­ten­dance over five years”.

“I got through the first year and got 100 per cent at­ten­dance and said, you know what this felt good, let’s go for the full five years.

“It’s 40 weeks a year, 200 days a year, so 1000 days in to­tal.”

Sa­muel has eyed up a Me­dia De­sign course at Win­tec for when he fin­ishes school.

All three boys con­sid­ered them­selves lucky that they did not have to take days off for ill­ness, say­ing the worse they ever got were small coughs.

Deputy Head­mas­ter Mal­go­sia Cholewa said it was awe­some that the stu­dents felt the way they did, as the school tries to of­fer sub­jects around their in­ter­ests.

“It is neat when they want to try dif­fer­ent things and keep com­ing,” Ms Cholewa said.

The stu­dents re­ceived a spe­cial award for their achieve­ment at the school’s award as­sem­bly on Tues­day night.

Photo / Tom Row­land

Fair­field Col­lege stu­dents Sa­muel Janek, Jor­dan Mac­tier and Alex Miller who have com­pleted five years of school with­out a day’s ab­sence.

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