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Focus on Fraser 2017

Fraser High School E-Newsletter

August 2017




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 - 8.45 am to 3.10 pm
Tuesday & Friday - 8.45 am to 2.55 pm
Thursday - 9.15 am to 2.55 pm


The next meeting will be held in the school library from 4.30 pm on:

Agenda items for the meetings must be received, in writing, by the BOT secretary one week prior to the meeting date.


Great Music Performances at ZEAL

by Bree Toole

On Wednesday 28 June, from 6:30 to 10pm, Fraser senior music students had the privilege of performing solo, pieces of music they had been working on and practicing throughout the term as part of their NCEA level 1, 2 & 3 assessments. 

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Bethleham Sports Exchange

by Millie Armory & Anneka Sprangers

Fraser Goes Head to Head with Bethlehem College

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Winter is wait, it's here.

by Sarah McCoard

Winter has finally arrived this term which means the winter sport season at Fraser is underway. 

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Students Inspired at Waikato Young Leaders Day held at Waikato Uni

by Ms Abby May

On Wednesday, 5 July, 14 of our Year 9 Junior Council members attended the Waikato Young Leaders Day held at the University of Waikato. This day challenged the students to reflect personally on what they can achieve if they focus, set small goals, have patience, perseverance and have belief on themselves. 

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Bikes at Fraser

by Eamon Longmann

If you need a bike, wheel get on it

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Video: Current Clothing Trends| Wardrobe MUST HAVES- Fallon Kate

Young YouTuber on the rise 

by Cassandra Barnes

Fallon Goodson (aka ‘Fallon Kate’) may seem like the ordinary 16-year-old girl attending high school, but she’s on a pathway of success by making a name for herself online using her talents with makeup for her youtube channel.

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big, – oh bugger, I'm not at the top yet, puff puff…

2017 Tough Guy Tough Gal, Secondary Schools Challenge. 

by Mrs Michele Peters

On Thursday 29 June, a group of 34, Sports Science and Outdoor Education (Level 2 & 3) students travelled to Helensville in West Auckland, to compete in the 2017 Tough Guy Tough Gal, Secondary Schools Challenge. 

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Ensemble Impact Performance - Nine scenes with a message of acceptance 

by Tovah Reed, TIC Drama

Ensemble Impact is a small group of actors that tour a range of schools across New Zealand. They are well known for bringing a selection of theatrical excerpts from New Zealand plays to life, in one performance.

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Video: Pop Up Video

Fraser students enjoy Shakespearean plays 

by Tim Atkinson

Over 100 Fraser students attended the Shakespearean plays “Much Ado About Nothing” in March, and “As You Like It” in April at the Pop-up Globe in Auckland.

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Fraser High School introduces the first Gagana Samoa (Samoan Language) class in the Waikato

by Mr Junior Si’ilata

Talofa lava! Gagana Samoa is the third most spoken language in Aotearoa and Fraser High School is proud to offer the first ever Samoan Language class in all of the Waikato.

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Discarding Rubbish can be a Positive Experience

by Xanthe Buchan

When you throw a can into the rubbish bin at school, do you ever think about the effects that one minor action has on the Earth? 

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Pink Shirt Day 2017 - Taking a stand against bullying

by Natalie Poša

On Friday, 26 May, the School Junior Council gathered in pink to celebrate Pink Shirt Day, a day meant to bring attention to and help prevent bullying in schools.  

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Red Leap Theatre - An amazing workshop for drama students 

by Tovah Reed

On Monday, 8 May, 21 Drama students attended an all day workshop in the school hall with Red Leap Theatre. 

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New Sport Balls

by Sue Harker

Mr Barry Tappin, from Harcourts Real Estate, called into Fraser on Wednesday 24 May with a bag of sports balls to add to our supply. 

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Come one, come all...

by Joshua Strother

The writers festival was a presentation that was held in Auckland early term two, we went to see a lot of popular authors, including Glenn Colquhoun, Witi Ihimaera, Sarah laing and many other amazing authors.

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Video: Hei Taniwha End of Year Noho 2015

Hei Taniwha

by Zoram and Connor

A true example of “from one school come many leaders (He piko, Hei Taniwha) 

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Video: Pasifika LOL

Experience Pacifika

by Mosiah Smith & Millie Armory

Performing on stage with my Pasifika family

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Our First official Senior year

by Cohl Sykes & Pater Strother

at Fraser High School 2017 in the 21st Century

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Senior council term one review:

by Brooke Matthys

We kicked off the year strong with our first event ‘valentine's day.’

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Waka Ama

by Kirikowhai Gray-Wharekura

This year two teams from Fraser, a Junior 16’s (J16) and a Junior 19’s (J19) crew went to Lake Tikitapu in Rotorua to race in the Secondary Waka Ama Nationals on the 27th of March.

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Ag Camp 2017

by Cortney Davies

On the 22nd of March, the Y12 agriculture classes of Fraser High School went to Swann Farm, Papanui point Ruapuke, owned by Carolyne Swann.

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Video: FHS Ball 2017

Fraser High School Ball 2017!

by Eden Satherley

See you there!

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Fraser’s LGBTQ+ Community

by Keegan Stokes

How a small group of students are creating positive change

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Fraser Hockey

by Sarah McCoard

The season has begun...

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Media Studies: Year 13

by Eamon Longmann

 Media for Year 13 is full of twists and turns, from an upbeat and excitable teacher, to students who are passionate and interested in doing this topic, and feel like they can succeed and do well in this class. 

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Having a sense of humour at school!

by Liam Barrett

Let's be honest, often times, that exclamation mark in the title of this article is the most exciting thing to happen in the school day.

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Working Trip for Food Technology Classes

by Conor Bluett & Jazzlin Buchan

Sustainable food methods

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Video: Good Quality Ag Camp

Agriculture Camp 2017

by Samuel Tan

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by Oli Semu and Annalisa Petaia

-Working towards Poly Fest 2017-

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First Evening Together

by Sarah Summerfield

Being informed...

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Top Performances By Drama Students

by Tovah Reed

On Tuesday, 28 February, the Years 11, 12 and 13 Drama students spent a day in the school hall performing their first assessment for the year. In each class, they had to apply drama techniques to a scripted scene.

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The Fraser High and New Plymouth Girls High teams before the game.

Volleyball Girls Season comes to a Memorable Ending

by Annalisa Petaia

Fraser Sports Competitions

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Theatresports back in full swing

by Eden Satherley

Waikato Theatresports games are back in full swing for 2017. With a Fraser Senior and Junior team competing in their first round for 2017 on Monday, 13 March. It was great night for all.  

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Surprize Prize for Cricket Enthusiast

by Arvind Raman

Last year, Fraser student, John McCosh, broke his jaw in a cricketing accident that happened during a school lunch break. Since then, while he was still really passionate about watching cricket, his enthusiasm for playing had diminished.  

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Fraser Volleyball Team take Regional Title 

by Carol-Lee Brusati

In the Final of the Waikato Regional Volleyball Championships held at Fraser High on Saturday, 18 March, Fraser Boys’ were playing Hillcrest who had been the reigning champions for the past four years. 

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The highly successful Fraser Mixed Touch Team

Good result in Regional Touch Competition

by Jenn Te Whare

On Sunday, 19 March, the Fraser High School mixed touch team competed at the Waikato/BOP Touch Zones Qualifying tournament in Rotorua.

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Green flushes over Fraser as School Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day 

by Joel Hall and Sunil Kumar

As the waves of green-dressed Year 13 students entered the gates, it showcased the Fraser High spirit that we hold dear and strive to continue, fuelling the school with joy and new memories.

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He Puaawai Students Visit Pop-Up-Globe

by Nikita Wihongi

On Tuesday, 7 March, the He Puaawai students had the opportunity to go to the Shakespeare Pop-Up-Globe in Auckland to see Othello. We got to experience something new and very different.

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Oxfam: A Walk for Justice

by Millie Armory & Anneka Sprangers

A step closer to justice |  Progress for Poverty | A walk for those in need

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Great Effort by Fraser Athletes at Zone Athletics

by Teancum Timu

On Tuesday, 7 March, Fraser High School was one of the 16 Waikato schools to compete at the Central Zone Athletics Championships at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton. 

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Peer Support Helps New Students Integrate

by Brooke Matthys

The Peer Support programme offers the opportunity to provide new students to Fraser with a structured introduction to the school under the guidance of our senior students who are trained as leaders.

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Fraser brings on the heat on school Athletics Day 

by Cassandra Barnes

As the sun shone down on a hot, late-summer’s day, an array of colours worn by Fraser High students filtered throughout the school. Shoe laces were tightened, war paint smeared across one’s face and body. It was time to show off some of Fraser’s best athletes.  

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We Welcome More Top Quality Staff to the Fraser Team

by Tim Atkinson

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Senior Council Members Attend Leadership Camp

by Trey Katipa

During the summer break the Senior Council travelled to the Kopua Holiday Park in Raglan for a ‘Team Building’ camp. The objective being to ensure this year’s council members started the school year as a close, well managed team, with a clear vision of what we wanted to achieve in 2017.

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Mike Keightley (2nd from left) after coming 2nd in the Trail Trilogy 100 km race.

Mike Keightley – Runner Extraordinaire

by Mike Keightly

My name is Mike Keightley, and for the past 10 years I have been employed at Fraser High School to look after the school’s Information Technology systems. 

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Scholarship winning artwork by Ben Dawick

Students Embody Determination, Strength, and Empowerment in Scholarship Achievement

by Boo Tantiwong

Fraser High School would like to congratulate the following students for having achieved Scholarship in their chosen subjects: Anthea Visage and Cleo Vernon, in Media Studies, and Ben Darwick and Boo Tantiwong, in the Visual Arts.

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Fraser’s Chris Malone Claims National Surf Title

by Gillian Cotter

The NZ National Surfing Championships took place at Piha Beach during the second week of January this year. Conditions were challenging due to big two metre swells.

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Patricia Jellyman, with her Bearded Collie, Reba and pups.

Patricia Jellyman, always willing to share her talents, interests, and wonderful life experiences.

by Patricia Jellyman

2017 began as interestingly as any year. “Gee Miss; why didn’t you wear ripped-at-the-knees jeans today? You would have looked much more cool!” “Well, it wasn’t appropriate for today’s Powhiri.” 

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Anthea Visage with her Media Studies teacher, Ms Sue Harker.

Fraser Student Wins Top Prize in Film Competition

by Sue Harker

It is with great pride we announce that Anthea Visage from Fraser High School won the top prize in the 2016 InsideOUT’s Expression Film Competition.

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