Malo le soifua, kia orana, malo e lelei, ni sa bula, taloha ni, fakaalofa atu, mauri, halo olketa, kia ora and warm pacific greetings!
On Tuesday night, Otago Boys' High School, along with our Pasifika Steering Committee, had the pleasure of recognising the achievements of our Pasifika students.
Thank you to all students, whanau and staff that joined our celebration. Our guest speaker, Tagiilima Feleti is Manager of the Pacific Islands Centre Student Services Division at University of Otago. As an old boy he spoke of the traditions of the school and the success that he and his fellow Pasifika Prefects have experienced since leaving OBHS. The students were inspired by his story and Tagiilima represents an excellent role model for our Pasifika students.
We sadly farewelled two important members of our Pasifika Steering Committee: Imelda Nielsen and Rosalie Feleti-Ivala, who have been vocal and supportive advocates of Pasifika Students at OBHS. Their work in strengthening the relationships between Pasifika families and the school, as well as the Tama Tula’i programme, will continue to benefit Pasifika students for years to come.
Congratulations to all of our prize winners:
Tupou Alesana - Year 9 Special Award
Afe Lale Sululoto - Year 9 Sport Award
Grevel McFarland - Year 9 Academic Award
Hoani Taimalie - Year 10 Cultural Award
Te-Ava-A-Katu Nicholas - Year 10 Sport Award
Tama Ratima - Year 10 Academic Award
Penisimani Taufa - Year 11 Cultural Award
Manaia Lesa - Year 11 Sport Award
James Veituna - Year 11 Academic Award
Taitelea Tasi-Cordtz - Year 12 Cultural Award
Rota Lafita - Year 12 Sport Award
Isaiah Ma'ole - Year 12 Sport Award
Simi Puni - Year 12 Academic Award
Osasa Nielsen-Caldwell - Year 13 Cultural Award
Petelo Amato - Year 13 Sport Award
Sofa Letane Fesolai - Year 13 Academic Award
Kalevini Hotesi - Special Dean's Award