Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Malo ni, Halo ola keta, Mauri, Fakatalofa atu
Pasifika students at Avondale College achieve at the highest level in the classroom, on the sports field and as performers in cultural groups, music, drama and dance.
Students from across the Pacific are represented at Avondale College, including Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tokelau, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, Kiribati and New Caledonia.
STUDENT LEADERS GROUP
Senior Pasifika students are part of our Māori & Pasifika Student Leaders Group, who meet twice a term to discuss the successes, concerns, needs and wants of these groups of students. Students from the Leaders Group have led the organisation and planning of a number of events at school, have helped us to analyse our data for Māori & Pasifika achievement and have played a leading role in some Professional Development activities for staff.
Our Pasifika students enjoy considerable success in the classroom and achieve well above national levels. Over recent years the performance of our Pasifika learners has improved considerably and our staff continue to focus on working towards equitable outcomes for Pasifika students.
PASIFIKA STUDY GROUP
All students are welcome to join this weekly study group in the library every Wednesday after school,
3:30pm to 5:30pm. Students, come along and get your homework done, study for exams, learn some study skills and be with your peers. Any questions, email Ms G Alai: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pasifika community leaders, families, students and staff connect each year at our annual Pasifika Leaders Dinner. This event is centred around celebrating and supporting the further success of our Pasifika students.
Many of our Pasifika students (and families!) are involved in the annual Polyfest cultural festival held in Term 1 each year. Groups include: Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Cook Island, Tuvaluan and Fijian.