The wonderful students of the Aquinas College Pasifika Group were invited into The Kollective – TK to thank the funding advisor, Annie, for assisting with their successful Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) application. The Aquinas Pasifika Parent Community Group received CCS funding courtesy of Creative New Zealand and Tauranga City Council, for the delivery of Pasifika arts and culture workshops over three days for students aged 11-18.
The Pasifika whānau and students have developed an excellent plan of cultural connection events and performances to assist the school in supporting staff and students to celebrate Pasifika identity, culture and language.
The next big event to look out for is Monday 3rd of May which will be an Ava Ceremony. Our Pasifika community will be sharing the tikanga around the significance of this Ceremony with all the staff at the school as a wonderful professional development opportunity.