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Focus on Fraser 2019

Fraser High School E-Newsletter

September 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 21 October
Monday 11 November
Monday 2 December


Excellent Result for Students at the Youth Enterprise Scheme Trade Fair

by Tim Atkinson

The Young Enterprise Trust organised a Trade Fair for secondary school students from around the Waikato in the Claudelands – Gourmet Garage on Friday, 23 August, from 5 pm onwards.

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Tarun Kumar

Fraser Teacher Receives Recognition at Prestigious Bharat Gaurav Awards In London

by Tim Atkinson

In 2012, Sanskriti pioneered the “Bharat Gaurav Award” to felicitate people with extraordinary excellence in their fields. The first ceremony, held in 2012, was at the Hilton Hotel in New Jersey, USA and since then in the United Kingdom House of Commons in Lindon and at the United Nations in the USA.

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Year 8 "Get To Know Us and Virtual Tour" Evening 2019

by Graham Taylor

Another great evening as we welcome our Whaanau to the Fraser family.

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Fraser’s Cook Island students raising their National flag during Cook Islands Language week

Celebrating Cook Islands and Tongan Language Weeks 2019

by Junior Si'ilata

The theme for Cook Islands Language Week 2019 was “My Torch, Your Adze, The Language Lives On”.

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E-Bike developers (l-r) Logan Bull, Lukas Knibbs and Josh McLaughlin.

Ingenuity used in Development of E-Bike at Fraser

by Josh McLaughlin

Evolocity has been an amazing project for myself and my team this year, to design and build an electric bike.

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Hard materials teacher, Joseph Sopers, putting the finishing touches to another product, an outdoor table.

Fraser Making Big Strides in Plastic Recycling

by Joseph Sopers

Fraser is managing to recycle a good range of plastic items and turn them into more and more products.

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Ex Kenno High School Student Returns to Hamilton with Family

by Patricia Jellyman

Three years ago Junnosuke Fukada enjoyed a three month exchange from Kenno High School, Japan to Fraser High School.

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Tour of a Historical Exhibition at Waikato Museum

by Tim Atkinson

On the Friday 30 August, a group of students from Fraser went to the Waikato Museum to see the ‘Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank’ exhibition.

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Japanese Friendship School Students visit Fraser

by Peter Faulkner

Fraser has a long standing friendship with a school in Hyogo Prefecture in Japan.

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A Night at the Grecian Garden

by Phoenix Te Whau

After months of planning by the Ball committee, Saturday 29th of June was a memorable night for the Year 12s & 13s of Fraser High School.

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Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa/Samoan Language Week 2019

by Tim Atkinson

The theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa 2019, which was held during the week Monday 27– Friday 31 May, was “Lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo se lumana’I manuia” – Weave an environment for a better future

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Stunning Performances by Students

by Tim Atkinson

It was all go in the Music Department for the last week of Term 2. PERFORMANCE WEEK at Fraser is where all Senior Music students showcase what they have been practising over term 1 and 2.

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Ben Trim receiving one of his two Silver medals.

Congratulations Ben Trim

by Tim Atkinson

At the Trans Tasman Archery Challenge held in Auckland recently, Fraser High School student, Ben Trim, shot very well, bringing home Two Silver and one Bronze medals in total.

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Success for Students in Waikato Culinary Fare

by Tim Atkinson

On Thursday, 4 July 2019, a small group of students from Fraser High School took part in the Waikato Culinary Fare.

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Phoenix with guest speaker, Katelyn Choe, the US Consulate General to  New Zealand.

Tumeke Enterprise Youth Summit and Youth Awards

by Jay McLaren-Harris Chief Executive, Tumeke Enterprise

During the first week of the July school holidays, I had the profound privilege to host a group of rangatahi at the Tumeke Enterprise Youth Summit and Youth Awards 2019 in Tokoroa, South Waikato.

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Olympic Cyclist Visits Fraser

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Recently Fraser High was fortunate to have Olympic Ambassador, NZ Olympic Cyclist and former world champion cyclist, Alison Shanks come to speak to a group of students.

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9 students, Thomas Hicks, Jorja-Rae Major and Wairere Grant, folding the
dumpling mix.

From Garden to the Table – Junior Horticulture at Fraser High School

by Tim Atkinson

The Years 9 and 10 Horticulture classes have been busy learning the processes around growing a successful garden.

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A NIGHT AT THE FRASEUM: a showcase of student talent!

by Loren Robertson

Over 75 students across all year levels performed on the Clarence Street Theatre stage showcasing Fraser’s Performing Arts flair.

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Fraser High School Excellence Breakfast Celebration

by Karen Stimson

‘Starting strong’ was the challenge that we set our students at the beginning of year, aiming to achieve Excellence results in their first NCEA assessments (by Week 2, Term 2).

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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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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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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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