Natalie Akoorie is a reporter at the NZ Herald based in Hamilton.

Teachers post home-made music video to encourage students ahead of exams

Teachers at Hamilton's Fraser High School have put their best foot forward for a music video to encourage and inspire students ahead of exams, which begin next week.

In the home-made music video posted on Facebook the teachers lip-sync to Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling and get their boogie on before messages of support and encouragement flash up.

The educators can be seen dancing up a storm in classrooms, the staff room, and on school grounds.

Fraser High School PE teacher Tim O'Hara lip-sync's to a Justin Timberlake song. Photo / Facebook.
Fraser High School PE teacher Tim O'Hara lip-sync's to a Justin Timberlake song. Photo / Facebook.

Uploaded to YouTube by teacher Samuel Tan, deputy head boy at Fraser in 2002, the video is a fun gift to students before final NCEA exams kick-off next Wednesday.

"We just wanted to wish our seniors all the best for their exams," Tan said.

"We're really into school spirit and just reinforce that idea that they're part of the Fraser family."

He said the spoof video was about showing that "teachers can be humans too".

"We can be silly and put ourselves out there too to hopefully give them a little positive uplift before they enter this period of exams."

Tan, a digital technologies teacher, said students appeared to love the video after they let out a loud cheer when it was viewed at yesterday's final school assembly.

A teacher gets his groove on for the Fraser High School music video to encourage students to try their best in upcoming exams. Photo / Facebook.
A teacher gets his groove on for the Fraser High School music video to encourage students to try their best in upcoming exams. Photo / Facebook.

It follows a similar music video posted on Facebook last year in which teachers proved they could rock it out as well as any of their students.

Messages in this year's video include: "All the best for your up-coming exams Year 11, 12 and 13".

The teachers ask students to "Engage with pride and dare to succeed", and sign it "From your family at Fraser".

A group of students perform a haka at the end.

- NZ Herald

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