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Focus on Fraser 2019

Fraser High School E-Newsletter

March 2019

COMING EVENTS

SEE FRASER HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DETAILS.

FRASER HIGH SCHOOL OPENING HOURS
The school office is open each day from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Should you wish to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team, please phone the receptionist on 847 9044 and she will arrange an appointment for you.

Alternatively, you may email the person you wish to contact directly. To access their email address, go to www.fraser.school.nz, click on ‘Contact’, select ‘Teacher contact’ and click on the email address of the person you wish to contact.

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE AT SCHOOL DURING THE FOLLOWING HOURS:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 8.50 am to 2.55 pm
Tuesday - 8.50 am to 3.20 pm
Thursday - 9.15 am to 2.55 pm


BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETINGS

All school Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend at any time.
The next meeting will be held in the school library from 4.30 pm on:

Monday 8 April
Monday 13 May
Monday 10 June
Monday 1 July
Monday 12 August
Monday 9 September
Monday 21 October
Monday 11 November
Monday 2 December

Contents

We express our support and manaakitanga for our Muslim students and community

by Virginia Crawford

Following the tragic and horrific attack against New Zealand's Muslim communities, in Christchurch; Fraser will acknowledge the victims, their families, the first responders, teachers and students, and heroic actions of Christchurch citizens; through discreet acts of remembrance.

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Visit to the Pop-Up Globe

by Thomas Pukepuke

Pop-Up Globe this year was an amazing experience. The performances were hysterical, the action was high-octane and movie production grade.

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The Junior Debating Team with supporting teachers: (l-r) Sarah Henricksen-Healey (Teacher), Rebecca Clare, Corey Prendergast-Baxter, Jessica Titchiner, Mercedes Murdoch-Pike (Teacher)

Fraser Junior Debating Team Debate With Confidence

by Mercedes Murdoch-Pike

Fraser’s new debating club recently took a brave step and entered our Year 10 team into the Waikato Regional Debating competition. This was a one day event where Fraser’s team competed in three rounds against the best teams from the Waikato area.

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A visit to the Hamilton Jamia Masjid (Mosque) in Claudelands

by Sonja Gurmel

On Monday 18 March, three days after the crisis in Christchurch occurred, myself along with Mrs Crawford, and the four Head Students; Maria, Mihirangi, Halavaka and Samuel, went to the Hamilton Jamia Masjid (Mosque), in Claudelands, to pay our own, and the school's respects and support, for the Christchurch Muslim terrorism victims.

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Students spend a day on the Marae

by Rhys Kerapa

Earlier this year each Year 9 Hub class had the opportunity to spend a day on our school Marae Te Taumata O Te Matauranga.

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#They Are Us

by Samuel Tan

Over 700 years ago my tupuna came to New Zealand on one of the seven Great Canoes, the Takitimu, and made their home in Tauranga moana.

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Support Students Compete in Special Olympics Swimming

by Jan Shand

On Wednesday 6 March 2019, Fraser’s Supported Students went to the Aquatic Centre in Te Awamutu, to compete for the first time in a Special Olympic Swimming event.

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A New Year Begins

by Phoenix Te Whau

Wednesday, 30th of January 2019, was a most dreadful day for Fraser’s senior students; The thought of returning to school had become a reality.

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Students achieve skin-diving certification

by Gus Rowe

"Four days of training with local dive firm Wild Blue, resulted in Fraser High's first ever skin-diving certified students.

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Extensive Upgrade Underway

by Ngawati Smiler

On your return to Fraser High School this year, you may noticed a couple of building projects underway.

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We Welcome The Following New Staff To The Fraser Team

by Tim Atkinson & Sue Harker

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Top Junior Academic Students for 2018

by Tim Atkinson

We congratulate the following junior students for their outstanding achievements in 2018.

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Fraser Staff Member, Mike Polley, Coach of the Year

by Tim Atkinson

Congratulations to Mike Polley who was awarded Coach of the Year at the Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards, held on Friday 1 February, 2019.

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New Year 9 students give the Principal, their fullest attention.

A Day of Firsts for Fraser’s New Students

by Sam Tan & Tim Atkinson

Tuesday 5th February, a day of firsts, that would last a week. It was the first time Year 9 students put on our Panirua, walked into the gym, found their House Group, and were embraced as being part of the Fraser family.

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A Different Start to the Year in 2019

by Tim Atkinson

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