Pasifika at Shirley Boys’ High School

Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Halo olaketa, Taloha ni, Mauri, Namaste, Kia orana, Ia orana, Kia ora!

Talofa lava, Malo le soifua manuia ma le lagi mama,

Fa’afetai i le alofa o le Atua ua taitai’ina mai ai lo outou soifua ma so’ou ola vaivai, ua mafia ona tatou aulia mai ai lenei tausaga.

Talofa, Talofa, Talofa.

Pasifika Heritage

At Shirley Boys High School we strive to provide an educational environment for young men of Pasifika heritage, which is integrated into the core philosophies of Shirley.

As our school, including the staff, parent and student community , journey together towards the construction of a new school, built for 21st Century New Zealanders, it is vital that we improve our practices to suit people of a diverse background.

We have three goals with regards to Pasifika learners at SBHS

  1. Increase the academic achievement of Pasifika Learners by supporting both staff, in their teaching practice, and students, in their learning.
  2. Advance meaningful connections between the school and Pasifika families and communities.
  3. Improve the social engagement of Pasifika learners, both in and beyond the school, for example, through leadership and citizenship.


Over the last couple of years, we have developed a Maori and Pasifika Development team, with several staff having responsibility for this important area of the school.

To work alongside the staff and the board, we also have established a Shirley Boys’ Whanau Committee.

The contacts for both these groups are below:


Louise Richards
Assistant Principal, Relationships
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Ext: 378

Pesefea, Ulimasao

Uli Pesefea
Director of Māori and Pasifika Achievement, within School Teacher of Culturally Responsive Practice
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Ext: 306

Veatupu, Whitney

Whitney Veatupu
Assistant Head of Mathematics
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Ext: 408

Taufua, Enoka

Enoka Taufua
Across School Lead
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