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Focus on Fraser 2019

Fraser High School E-Newsletter

May 2019



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, click on ‘Contact’, select ‘Teacher contact’ and click on the email address of the person you wish to contact.


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


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 10 June
Monday 1 July
Monday 12 August
Monday 9 September
Monday 21 October
Monday 11 November
Monday 2 December


Good Performances at NZ Secondary Schools Waka Ama Nationals

by Awatea Wharakura

This year, Fraser High School took two teams to the 2019 Secondary School Waka Ama Nationals at Lake Tikitapu in Rotorua.

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Techniques in advanced photography

What is going on in at Night School at Fraser?

by Peter Faulkner

The weekend and evening classes make Fraser a very busy place after our students have gone home.

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Students and Staff take part in Relay For Life 2019

by Anneka Spranger

Since 1985, Relay for Life has served as an inspiring community event that brings whaanau together. Participants hope to raise awareness and funds for the Cancer Society, show aroha to cancer survivors, carers and those who lost their lives.

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Senior Students Remember Christchurch

by Halavaka Chapman

On Friday 22nd March, Year 13 students had a BBQ Night. Students were invited to light a candle to remember the victims of the Christchurch tragedy and to show their aroha and support towards the Muslim and the Christchurch Community.

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The final result.

Sitting on Milk Bottles!

by Trish Scoble

Take a pile of used milk bottles, a range of plastic bottle caps, mix in a few other bits of plastic, add in a shredder, provided by Stafford Engineering, and car jacks supplied by Old School Holden, and you have the potential to build a new top for an old stool!

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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's 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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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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#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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An Enjoyable Day Had at Swimming Sports

by Ella Kennedy

Fraser High School held their annual swimming sports in March, which was held at Waterworld. On the day there were many different races for the competitive and non-competitive students to compete in.

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Lions NZ CEO, Arvind Ramin (left), presenting the awards to past student, Kaden Hughes, and the Principal, Virginia Crawford.

Fraser Students Receive Lions Clubs NZ Awards for Community Service

by Arvind Raman

The Lions Clubs of New Zealand and the Islands of the South Pacific Council Chair (CEO) Arvind Raman recently presented two awards to Principal of Fraser High School, Virginia Crawford, and ex-student, Kaden Hughes.

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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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Fun and Competition on Athletics Day

by Alyssa Robinson

A day in the sun, a cooling breeze and lots of red smiling faces. Sweat and laughter everywhere while events were all action. All the House colours, red, blue, green, yellow and black and white surrounded the place.

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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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