Ms L Waiker
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Our Pasifika culture is celebrated in a raft of different ways at Newlands College. Firstly, we have our Poly Club, a cultural group which celebrates all Pacific Island culture through the spirit of dance, and song. It is a student led group that meets for after school practices. The highlight of Poly Club is performing at Northern Polyfest. There are also NCEA credits available for the learning completed as part of Poly Club. We also incorporate Pasifika culture into the school through celebration of Pasifika Language Weeks, Pasifika Art Days, Fono's to talk through whānau affairs, Pasifika resources in the classroom, Pasifika Studies, where students can gain credits for exploring their culture, and a Pasifika homework club after school program. Our Pasifika Komiti meets on a regular basis to ensure the needs of our Pasifika Community are being met.