Senior Pasifika girls celebrated International Culture Week by performing two traditional dances.
Senior Aquinas College Pasifika girls celebrated the International Cultural Week by performing two traditional dances. The girls worked together to share different aspects of their respective cultures to provide a fantastic performance in front of the school during lunchtime. The students noted that it was an excellent way to share something Pasifika with the rest of the school.
Also in exciting Pasifika news:
A number of our senior students have met to form a Pasifika student committee. This committee has been designed to plan events, provide support for each other and share in celebrating aspects of Pasifika culture within Aquinas College and our wider community.
Recently Jaide Hetutu and Tutiare Baonteimone attended the Talanoa Ako for Pasifika families. This Talanoa provided advice and information to students and families related to healthcare within schools and the community. The panel of speakers included Dr Gwenda Naepi, a local GP, Kate Vaaulu, a school nurse and Megan Fitzpatrick a Ministry of Education child psychiatrist.
Both Jaide and Tutiare reported that this was a worthwhile experience and happy to represent Aquinas College in this forum. Although parents and some school leaders, mostly attended the Talanoa, the girls felt comfortable sharing their ideas and found the information interesting.
These photos were taken for the Pasifika Celebration day during international Cultural week
Lovie Turetahi (Cook Islands), Jaide Hetutu (Niuean) and Tutiare Baonteimone (Kiribati)