Pasifika Fusion 2017

“2017 Pasfika Fusion was another huge success! Every year I am blown away by student participation in the annual event held at The Regent on Broadway. There were 15 Secondary schools around the Manawatu region who participated in over 11 different categories. The theme this year was Communities of Learning exploring school pride and empowerment, with the motto ‘It takes a village to raise a child

Huge congratulations to the students who placed in the following:

  • 1st Place – Senior Poetry – Jotham Tesese
  • 1st Place – Cinematography – Yukiko Nakao-Afeaki (video below)
  • 2nd equal Place – Cinematography – Jotham Tesese (video below)
  • 3rd Place – Wearable Arts – Sisi Panikoula & Evaysha Hala

There are so many people to thank for their contribution to costumes, rehearsals, student supervision, cinematography and wearable arts. However a big thank you to Torika Warren-Peu and her team for the amazing effort and tireless nights in preparing for PI Fusion.

Thank you to everyone who continues to be a part of our village, supporting our Pasifika students to be proud and confident individuals.”

Juliana Paul, Teacher in charge

Photos are available to view on LAC’s Facebook page:

1st Place – Cinematography – Yukiko Nakao-Afeaki

2nd equal Place – Cinematography – Jotham Tesese

NZQA Fees Notice

2017 NZQA Fees Due

NZQA fees need to be paid for all Year 11, 12 and 13 students for 2017.  These fees must be paid to the school by September 1.  Paying the fee enables NCEA results to be recorded on a Record of Achievement.  It also means that students can receive or obtain any certificates.  

If fees are not paid to the school on time, then there is the opportunity for Parents/Caregivers to pay the fee directly to NZQA by the 1st of December.  This involves obtaining a special form that needs to be filled in by the Parent/Caregiver and student, attaching the required payment (by cheque) and posting it to NZQA.  Alternatively, the fee can be paid online through the student’s NZQA log-in, and you will require a credit card to do this.

If NZQA fees are not paid by the 1st of December, then an additional late fee of $50.00 is added to the due amount.

NZQA Fees – full fees (without Financial Assistance)

NCEA entry$76.70
Each NZ Scholarship subject$30.00 per subject


Fees for International Fee Paying Students (no financial assistance available)

NCEA entry$383.30
Each NZ Scholarship subject$102.20 per subject


Financial Assistance to help pay NCEA Fees

If you are a Domestic Student, you can apply for Financial Assistance if your family cannot afford to pay your fees.  To get this help parents or caregivers must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Be receiving a Work and Income or Study-Link benefit or have a Community Services Card
  • Have a joint family income that qualifies for a Community Services Card
  • Have 2 or more children entered as candidates with fees more than $200?

Approved Financial Assistance Applications by NZQA will be $20 per student or a maximum of $30 per family

To get financial assistance, please fill this Financial Assistance Form and give it to Mrs Flood at the main office. If students lose this form, they can request a copy from Mrs Aiono.  

If you have any further queries, please contact the front office or visit the NZQA website:


Week of Worship, August 2017


Guest speaker Josh Stothers, from Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, is sharing with LAC throughout Week of Worship.

Each of the five services is available to view below LAC’s YouTube channel.

Photos are available on LAC’s Facebook page:

Day 1 – Fear

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 1 Timothy 1:7 NIV

Day 2 – Comparison

“Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think…” Romans 12:2 NLT

Day 3 – Religion

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 NKJV

Day 4 – Lies

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” Proverbs 12:22 NIV

“Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He remains faithful for ever. He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free,” Psalms 146:5-7 NIV

Day 5 – Shame

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” Romans 8:1 NIV

An Evening with Rowie…

On Monday and Tuesday 3-4 July, LAC was blessed to host inspirational talks from the renowned business lady “Rowie”, Rowena McEvoy.

Rowie is a motivational speaker and the Founder of THE MAX Fitness Business College based in Australia. She has never had a “job”, just 35+ years doing what she loves every day. With 2 years on the Australian young rich list, Rowie chooses what to do . with each of her days. Rowie invests most days in schools with young adults and teachers to share her gift – financial freedom, logical, fun, non-fanatical, simple, proven ideas for how to be happy – if we choose to be!

The following video is of Rowie’s evening talk to the community on Monday, where she shares 5 steps to living a healthy and happy life.