There is always so much pride seeing our students participate in the annual Pasifika Fusion event. Seeing them proudly take part in a number of categories creatively and academically is such a highlight. This year the theme focused on Pacific Wellbeing and how we can cultivate that in our everyday life.
The government’s Lalaga Fou vision has four goals to foster Pacific wellbeing: thriving Pacific languages, culture and identity; prosperous Pacific communities; resilient and healthy Pacific peoples; and confident, flourishing and resilient Pacific youth. Students were able to express this in the work they prepared for Pasifika Fusion about what it means to be Pacific youth in 2021. Making sure to share how important their cultural wellbeing is. Students used this as their inspiration to create a variety of works both academically and creatively. With 12 highschools around the Manawatu region coming together to celebrate their cultural identities.
A huge congratulations to Siunari’i Paiva (Y13), Tino Mustaka (Y11) and Kiwi Tapaatoutai (Y10) for placing 3rd in the Debate category.
A special thank you to our student leaders Simione Lalakai (Y13), Pauline Pule (Y13), La Lote (Y13), Tupou Elenoa Kauvaka (Y12) and Pea Pulega (Y11). Thank you so much for your dedication and commitment in the lead up to the event. Your leadership led to the success of our cultural group performance and we were so blessed to have you lead our team. Thank you also to our parents, caregivers and staff who invested time and support to our group. Your love and encouragement was greatly appreciated! Especially to Mr Roy Henry, Mrs Maria Henry, Mrs Sophie Bain and Mrs Nelah Miado.
We’re looking forward to 2022 and can’t wait to be a part of the celebration once again.
Teacher in Charge