Pasifika Families

Talofa Lava
Malo e lelei
Malo ni

Approximately 9% of our children are from Pacific nations and cultures. Our Pasifika families originate from Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Atiu and Tokelau. We embrace opportunities to be culturally responsive to a Pasifika children so that their cultural background is preserved. Those children from Pacific backgrounds who have English as a second language receive extra support in class and a teacher aide works with them individually or in groups, as suits their learning needs.

During the Pasifika Fono in 2013, a relationship with our families descended from Pacific Island nations was initiated. It is intended that this group will meet regularly, coordinated by one of our parents. If you would like to meet with other Pasifika families, please contact the school office.


Mrs Tombs visited St Theresa’s School in the village of Lepea, Upolu, Samoa. The school has approximately 350 happy children who have very few learning resources. Books donated by St Teresa’s Karori were presented to the school as a gesture of goodwill. The senior children welcomed Mrs Tombs and performed as a thank you.



Click this link to watch a video of Year 5 – 8 children from St Theresa’s singing in thanks for the books.

St Teresa’s is a catholic school where each child is nurtured to grow as a happy, faith-filled learner who is inspired to achieve excellence.