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

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.

On Monday, 18 March, the School held an assembly in remembrance and respect. We articulated our support and manaakitanga for our Muslim students and community. After the assembly, our Head Students visited the Hamilton Jamia Masjid (Mosque), in Claudelands, where they passed on Fraser students' messages of love and support to the Waikato Muslim Association President, and the Member of Parliament, Mr David Bennett. Our students were then invited into the Mosque for a personal, brief and informative welcome. The Mosque attendants showed our students warm generosity, and kindness. We are grateful for the depth of humanity that they modelled to our students.

On Tuesday, another small group of senior students laid a peace bouquet on behalf of the School. One of the police officers introduced himself to our students. The officer's friendly and firm approach was welcomed by the students.

Over the coming days our students propose to:

  • On Monday 25 March, Muslim students and staff shared morning tea.
  • Have a “Colour Your Day” on Friday 29 March, where students will wear coloured ribbons - in conjunction with a Hamilton City Council Fundraising project for the Muslim Community.
  • Also on Friday, Students will light remembrance candles at the Year 13 Bar-B-Que.
  • Later next  week, our Hei Taniwha students will take ice cream to the early childcare centre at the Claudelands Mosque.
  • In June, the Horticulture students will plant Peace Roses in remembrance.