NZ’s first Pasifika

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.

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Pasifika for Pasifika

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.

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