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    Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Nisa Bula Vinaka, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei and welcome to our PB Pasifika Stratus page. 

    At PNBHS we offer a a range of activities, academic support  and mentoring for all of our Pasifika students.  These activities include social, cultural and sporting activities in which our students can participate. In particular, our PB Pasifika Club practices singing and performance for choir and cultural performances. As a result, our group participates in a variety of school and community events such as the local Big Sing Regionals and Pasifika Fusion Festival.

    The Pasifika Fusion festival encourages our students to submit work in other categories, such as Science Projects, Essay Writing, Speeches, Visual Arts and Drama Skits. All submissions relate to a theme of the festival for that year.  In recent years it has been very pleasing to note the increase in entries made in the academic categories.

    For academic support in school, we offer students a Homework Centre where they are able to access computers and the internet after school for research and completing assignments and homework. During the year, we hold a study skills workshop on offer to help students organise and prioritise their assessments. These are initiatives put in place to support our students with academic achievement.

    We also offer our younger Pasifika students a mentoring program.  This helps our boys set goals in terms of what they want to achieve while they are at PNBHS and beyond. In the senior school we encourage our young men to enrol in the Barrowclough Award program.  The Barrowclough Award assists young men to develop their leadership skills and helps to ensure they are better placed for selection as team and group captains, as mentors for junior students, and for consideration for the role of school Prefect.


    On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of July, 2016, our schools Pasifika Club participated in this year festival. Our students enjoyed all the events that happened throughout the 2-day festival and achieved many successes at the end. Overall results from the festival are as follows:  

    QUIZ: 1st Place - PNBHS Team: Jonathan Nosa, Michael Ioane, Miracle Malu, Kokoro Frost, Junior Sewabu. 
    SCIENCE: 1st Place: Leejean Engu, Joseph Mafi. 
    SPEECHES: 1st Place Samoan Speech: Pajoe Mapuilesua; 1st Place English: Lisale Talamaivao. 
    TALENT: 1st Place in Contemporary Dance: Hip-Hop Dance Crew ‘The Unknown’ - Tamahae Baker, Sila Sinamoni, Tupou Veiogo, Isaac Fonua, Jone Radike, Kiata O’Sullivan. 
    VISUAL ARTS: 1st Place: Melo Tuimana, 3rd Place: Isaac Fonua. 

    A big thanks to all our staff, parents and supporters for helping us achieve well at this years festival. 

    Pasifika Fusion Festival - 22nd and 23rd of July, 2015

    2015 Pasifika Fusion Dance Group.

    2015- Pasifika Fusion, PNBHS Cultural Dance Group.

  • Pasifika Fusion 2015.

    This year at fusion the boys put on a fantastic show for all. They performed to their best in all categories; especially in the Arts and Poetry Sections. Some results from the Pasifika Fusion Festival were Melo Tu'imana came 1st in Poetry Writing; Jaden Antonio was 1st place in Art; and Sila Sinamoni came 3rd in Art with a consolation prize for the most entries made.  Below are some photos from the festival. Sila Sinimoni's Art EntriesThe boys preparing to do their drama skit.Cultural Group Performing.

    Picture of Senia Eastmure
    by Senia Eastmure - Thursday, 13 April 2017, 12:16 PM

    This term has been positive for our Pasifika Cohort here at Palmerston North Boys' High School. 

    Our Pasifika Club continues to thrive in both school and communities. We have a strong group of Year 12 and 13 Pasifika Leaders that are working together to drive our younger peers to achieve well and be the best that they can be in their time here at school.

    If you have any questions about our Pasifika initiatives and event happening here at PNBHS, please contact me on (06) 354 5176 ext. 788 or email

    Here are a couple of our profiles in the Pasifika Leadership team. Leejean Engu is a Year 13 student of Rarotonga Cook Island descent. Leejean always puts alot of effort any anything he gets involved with in school. In particular, Volleyball. Leejean has been a part of the Senior A Volleyball squad in both Year 12 and 13. 

    Pajoe Mapuilesua is a current Year 12 student, born and bred in Samoa. He has recently been selected to be a part of our school's OK Chorale Squad and is looking forward to what this year has in store for him.