PASS recognises that one size does not fit all. We aim to provide our parents and fanau with another vehicle or vaka that may better suit the unique learning needs of our PASS students. We are dedicated to nurturing students who will ultimately fulfil their educational potential first and foremost and in the process are strong and confident in their Pasifika identity, life skills and leadership potential.
We are committed to optimising a student’s educational outcomes by providing a Pasifika culturally responsive environment, dynamic academic mentoring and pastoral care models that support and nurture the learning needs of our Pasifika youth of Aotearoa New Zealand, in particular within the Auckland context.
These models complement the work of PASS’s qualified teachers, who have experience and expertise in teaching Pasifika students with a passion and an affinity for empowering Pasifika students’ through education.
The school curriculum is designed to ensure students have viable pathways to successfully pursue further education at tertiary level and vocational pathways once graduated. The PASS learning environment aims to provide innovative learning approaches that engage our Pasifika learners. The learners are then armed with personal education plans that reflect their aspirations and strengths and a realistic plan entailing their NCEA pathway on a case by case basis.
At PASS we are committed to:
- Academic success
- Leadership and life skills
- Pasifika culture and learning
- Music and arts
- Healthy lifestyles
- Community service
- Pastoral care
- Academic mentoring
- Fanau and community engagement
How could PASS be more suitable for my child than mainstream education?
- The PASS environment is culturally recognisable to our learners. Our staff are Pasifika or are experts at working with Pasfika learners. Our students and kainga immediately feel welcome at our school.
- The Pasifika way is the starting point of each day through physical conditioning, the sharing of food and family lotu (prayers), pese (praise) and talanoaga (family discussions/encouragement).
- We aim to develop programmes around meaningful themes that are culturally relevant to the learners and can relate across all subject areas.
- We cater for students who have immigrated from our island nations and are looking for a school where they can transition smoothly into New Zealand education.
- Personal education plans – is the students’ personal learning map towards their NCEA goals. The student is supported by their Academic Coach to keep on track.
- We aim to provide effective embedding of literacy and numeracy.
- We aim to provide blended learning, support and motivation that is community-based and involves one-on-one contact.
Here at PASS we strive for the best. We as a staff encourage our students to succeed in their National Certificate of Education Achievements and beyond. We offer NCEA Level 1 and 2 certificates and will be introducing NCEA Level 3 in 2017.
NCEA is a national qualification on the New Zealand Qualification Framework. Standards that secondary school students achieve as part of NCEA can be used as building blocks for other qualifications.
Our school will accept all students who have completed year 10 study and are ready to enter year 11, NCEA Level 1. We will also accept older students who wish to complete NCEA L1 or L2 qualifications.
A Kainga/Student/Principals interview is essential at pre-enrolment. A Personalised Education Plan (PEP) is developed, then signed by the Student, Parents/Caregivers, and Principals.
Our school is now taking enrolments.
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