Pasifika

Pasifika at St. John’s

We have a thriving Pasifika network of students and families at St Johns College. Our students are Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, Fijian, Niuean, Kiribati, and Vanuatun  . Pasifika students are involved at all levels of the school both academically and extracurricular and are a vital part of our community. Shelley Oliver and Faaki Tuanaki are the Pasifika support Team, and they have an open-door policy for all Pasifika students and their families. They can support and assist with any students needs and communicate with families if they have concerns.

Once a year we host a Fia fia night with Sacred Heart College and the Pasifika performing groups perform to parents and the wider community. This is a very successful evening of food and entertainment, and we usually get about 300 or more people attending. Throughout the year we celebrate Samoan, Tongan and Cook Island and other Pacific Islands Language weeks with students of each ethnicity being on prayer for ranks and assemblies, we raise each nations flag on the flagpole and teachers are taught phrases and words in each language to communicate to all students. At St. John’s we celebrate our diversity and value the uniqueness that each culture brings to our school.

Pasifika Gallery