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

A Day of Firsts for Fraser’s New Students

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.

 It was a day filled with laughter, loud noise, and for some, a bit of anxiety, as they took their first step into the fascinating world of high school.

At Fraser, our first day was intentionally tailored to connecting with our new Year 9s and making them feel like they belong. This theme of connection and belonging has continued as our Year 9 learners are introduced to our school culture and our first concept for Term 1, Turangawaewae. Learning expectations, L.E.A.D., house competitions, growth mind set, karakia, haka and waiata, will all play a part in forming a Fraser learner.

Seeing such a diverse range of learners display a range of personality traits is exciting, and our teachers respect and enjoy the unique differences that each student brings. At Fraser we believe that there can be unity in diversity, and we welcome people from all walks of life. As the year continues, we know that there will continue to be a number of ‘firsts’ for our Year 9s, and we want to make sure that they are not alone in experiencing them and walking through them.

Welcome to the Fraser family. There is strength in diversity.

Ngaa Mihi, Fraser Family.