Pasifika

We are the Catholic school of choice for young Pasifika men.

Talofa, malo le lei, kiaorana, bula.

Students at St Thomas’ are educated in a diverse environment which prepares them for 21st century New Zealand and the global environment of the modern world. Our Pasifika men achieve in learning, sport, culture, service and Young Enterprise business at regional and national level.

 

At St Thomas of Canterbury College we are proud to be 15% Pasifika

Pasifika Staff Leaders

  • Leuma Gali (Teacher with responsibility for Pasifika students)
  • Andrew Auimatagi (Pasifika Success Leader)
  • Johnny Leo’o (Pasifika Mentor)

Pasifika Student Leaders

  • Josh Vaifale (Joyce House Leader)
  • Palaieni Sikaleti (Edmund Rice Pasifika Leader)

We have

  • Polyfest
  • Pasifika speech competitions (Regional and National winners in Samoan speech)
  • Umu
  • Pasifika parents meetings
  • Pasifika Board of Trustees representative
  • Year 13 leadership team Pasifika Leader position

We teach

  • Samoan years 7 – 13

We are involved in

We are leading a major Pasifika achievement and engagement strategy in the Upper Riccarton Learning Community Cluster, working with Riccarton High School, Villa Maria College, Riccarton Primary School and Our Lady of Victories Primary School.
We have a close relationship with the University of Canterbury Pasifika Talanoa Centre.