POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Head of Faculty Science – Mr Joseph Tini BSc. Dip Tchng.
Waikato te awa
Taupiri te maunga
Tainui te waka
Turangawaewae toku marae
Hamilton born, bred and educated.
Teaching for 12 years, 8 of those outside of Hamilton.
Chemistry specialist to scholarship level.
Married with 4 children, 2 at FHS, 1 at Maeroa and 1 preschooler.
Sports fan especially Rugby League (Warriors).
Head of Biology – Mrs Jean Travers BSc. Dip Tchng.
Jean is a very experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated teacher of Biology and Science. She is head of our Biology Department and oversees the Year 9 Science curriculum. She is also the author of our homework books and runs the Australian science competition.
Head of Horticulture – Mr Kevin Nicholson
Kevin is an experienced teacher who currently is head of our Horticulture Department. An outstanding classroom teacher, Kevin is in demand throughout New Zealand because of his knowledge and experience in his chosen teaching fields. He acts as an Advisor to the University of Waikato and is currently a Board member of the Horticulture Industry Training Organisation.
Head of Electronics – Mrs Marie Cameron
Mrs Nicola Foote
I was employed as a first year teacher at FHS in 2006, as an assistant teacher of Science and Biology. My studies included a Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching, both from the University of Waikato.
I am currently one of the Teachers in Charge of the Senior Council, which gives me a great opportunity to work with our head students and be involved in a number of exciting events. Teaching at FHS is a positive and rewarding experience.
When I am not involved in the FHS culture I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, often at the beach.
Mr Peter Ainsley Robson. BSc (Tec), Dip Tchg.
Having completed a degree in Chemistry and a diploma in Teaching at the University of Waikato, Mr Robson has been a practising teacher since 2001. His specialty subjects include Chemistry and general Science.
Outside of school, Mr Robson maintains a busy schedule which includes a full calendar of playing and coaching of cricket, rugby, soccer, and volleyball. Combine this with an active social agenda Mr Robson is always on the go.
He enjoys his career, and considers himself very lucky to be a teacher.
Mr Colin Nicol
Mrs Sarah Summerfield
I come from the little town of Opotiki (blink and you will miss it!). When I finished school I was not sure what I wanted to do with my life, so I decided to take a GAP year in the UK. I ended up spending two awesome years working in a school in England, which was where I discovered my passion for teaching.
My family is a very important part of my life, consisting of my husband, step-daughter, two dogs, a cat, budgie and two fish. We are on first name terms with the SPCA!
I was instantly attracted to the very friendly and supportive environment at Fraser High and the awesome students that attend the school. It is for this reason that I love getting up every morning and coming to work. Who ever knew that your job could be so much fun!
Mrs Isabelle Hope
Isabelle is an experienced biology/science specialist who has taught secondary school in France before coming to live in New Zealand. Combining the roles of mother and teacher, Isabelle has a very busy life.
Ms Jodi Thomson
I have been employed at Fraser High School as an assistant teacher for Science and Biology since 2004. Previously to this I attended the University of Waikato where I completed my Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Science and Psychology and my Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching. I have lived in Hamilton for most of my life and am a past student of FHS.
Mrs Kerrin Brownlee
Mr David Kennett
David spent many years in the technical support and administration of the Department of Physics and the School of Science and Technology at the University of Waikato. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the support of the Science Faculty at Fraser High and enjoys looking after the technical needs of sixteen science teachers most of the time!
Mr John Badger
John enjoys semi-retirement as a part-time technician in the Department, following a long career of teaching chemistry at FHS.
Ms Barbara Nicholson
Barbara has considerable experience of supporting the practical needs of horticulture and agriculture. She enjoys working in this area of 'hands-on' science.