Check out this video with some of the key people behind PASS.
Pacific Advance Secondary School (PASS), New Zealand’s first Pasifika Partnership School based in Otahuhu, opened its doors to its first Year 11 students in 2015.
PASS is a new collaboration between the Ministry of Education and The Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust (PPAT), a not-for-profit charitable trust lead by Pasifika community leaders Michael Jones and Hamish Crooks.
A secondary school for Pacific students, run by Pasifika opened its doors in February 2015. Sponsored by the Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust (PPAT), the Otahuhu-based Pacific Advance Secondary School (PASS) will take on 100 students studying NCEA level 1 after getting the tick of approval from the New Zealand Government. The partnership school aims to raise education achievement for students who have been under-served by the mainstream system for too long.