This year Gisborne Boys' High School has started a Pasifika group. The purpose of the group is to build Pacific pride and use this platform to introduce cultural performance standards for NCEA qualifications.
The first official performance was a celebration of Tongan Language Week (3rd September to 9th September). The students performed a song and two dances during a Friday assembly. The group was tutored by Mrs Maata Heimatoto and supported by Mr Palu Tonga. The Tongan Wesleyan Church in Te Hapara also assisted by opening their doors to hold extra practices.
The school will continue to connect with our growing Pacific community to build relationships for the education of our young people.
Malo au pito.