In conjunction with the Samoa National Day, the College came together to celebrate the language and culture of our Samoan aiga.
During the week, the Samoan flag was flying on the flagpole outside the Gym and there was interesting display of Samoan crafts in the Good Fellow Centre.
During the week’s Senior School Assembly Ethan Agaimalo had the opportunity to share activities planned for the week and taught students a few simple words such as talofa lava (hello), tofa soifua (good bye) and fa’afetai (thank you). Rafael Tapusoa concluded with the Lord’s Prayer in Samoan.
At the Middle School Assembly, Teuila Faafoi started off with the opening prayer in Samoan followed by Cooper Le Pou and Hunter Ratana who promoted activities planned for the week. Josiah Paletaoga then closed the assembly with the Lord’s Prayer.
On 1 June, many of our Pasifika boys wore their ie faitaga with their white formal shirts, ties and blazers and many of our Pasifika girls wore their beautiful Puletasi. Everyone then came together for a delicious, shared lunch courtesy of families at the Sports Centre lounge.
Our celebration culminated with a formal dinner at Bruce House and “lavalava lunchtime” where the students wore colourful lavalava and Jamaria Chankau, Mahinarangi Warren and Benny Moughan performed a few traditional Samoan dances.
A big fa’afetai to the enthusiastic committee of students, led by Year 13 Charlie Leasi who organised a range of activities and events throughout the week.