Frasertown is a small rural settlement situated 8kms North West of Wairoa on State Highway 38 towards Waikaremoana. The school is 148 years old and some of our students are 5th generation Frasertown School pupils.
Frasertown, with a population of about 300, has a community hall, kohanga reo, dairy, a transport company and a florist. Other services are nearby at Wairoa (8 km), Gisborne (102 km) and Napier (118 km).
Frasertown is the ideal location for a family who enjoys the outdoors. It's only 50 km to forest-fringed Lake Waikaremoana and New Zealand's third largest National Park, Te Urewera. It is even closer to Mahia Peninsula, famous for fishing, diving and seaside relaxation. There are hot pool spas at Morere, a world renowned arboretum at Tiniroto and the trout fishing on the upper Ruakituri is awesome.
The town is built on the junction of the Wairoa and Waiau Rivers, whose watersheds offer some of the finest trout fishing in the North Island. Today, water from the river system is used for nearby suburban Wairoa and for the local Affco freezing works.
Within 30 kms of Frasertown are the small farming communites of Tukemokihi, Mangapoike, Ardkeen, Rangiahua and Te Reinga. Many of the schools that once serviced these communites have merged with Frasertown School over our 148 year history.
The roll generally sits at 100 students, which gives the school 4 to 5 classes. Our
school student ethnic make up is 68% Maori and 22% NZ European.
We are a future-focused school that is building on 148 years of tradition. Our curriculum links to our charter and both work to set the vision, principles, values and expectations of our school. In 2013 Frasertown School experienced a growth in the number of students and staff by 25% peaking at 125 students and 15 staff.