Māori & Pasifika

E ngā mano, e ngā rahi, ngā hau e whā. Tēnei te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai ki te reo pōwhiri o Te Kura o Kā Taitama o Ōtautahi. Mai te whenua ki rangi, mai te rangi ki te whenua, tihei mauri ora.

To the thousands, to the many, to the four winds (to everyone). We greet you all. We extend the welcoming greetings of Christchurch Boys’ High School. From the earth to the heavens, from the heavens to the earth (encompassing all things), let there be life (an introduction into the “words of life” that will follow).

Christchurch Boys’ High School falls within the rohe of Ngāi Tūāhuriri who advise us at a strategic level.

Our active Whānau Group include families from a wide variety of New Zealand iwi and they meet regularly along with a member of the school’s senior management to monitor and support the progress the school is making with its Māori students.

All whānau are welcome to attend Whānau Hui which are held monthly at the school.

Please contact Heemi Gilbert, HOD Te Ao Māori with responsibilities for Māori achievements.

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

Though few in number, our Pasifika students bring great heart to our school and add to our school culture in a unique way.

At CBHS our school motto of Altiora Peto – Seek Higher Things, helps to encourage our Pasifika students to put their best foot forward and honour those that have gone before.

Meaningful relationships are created and fostered through the co-curricular activities that the school offers to our students of which there is a high participation rate from our Pasifika students in both sport and culture.

In educating fine young men towards outstanding achievement, CBHS has numerous avenues to cater for Pasifika students and their family’s needs. Our vision being that their experience at school is positive with strong healthy relationships formed so that our Pasifika students can help make New Zealand and the world a better place.

Please contact Ed Finch (Pasifika Mentor) with any further queries regarding Pasifika students and/or Tongan and Cook Island Maori language classes.

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