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The Principals Report 2

Staff 3

Haere Mai 5

Ka kite anō au i a koutou 6

Head Girl’s Report 8

Head Boy’s Report 9

Student Leaders 10

Prizegivings 11

Support Staff 17


Cook Islands Group 19

Kapa Haka Roopu 20

Karen Bamboo Dance 21

Niuean Group 22

Samoan Group 23

Tongan Group 25



Library 27

Daisy Lavea-Timo visits 29

Environmental Club 30

Toko Hauora 31

Student Council 32

Christian Support Group 33

Media Club 34

Refugee Activities 35

Film Academy 37

Outward Bound Experience 38

Spirit of Adventure 38

UN Youth 39

How much does this cost? 40

We’re Aware trip 40


Art 42

Commerce 44

English 45


Gateway 48

Languages 49

Mathematics 55

Performing Arts 56

Physical Education 62

Technology 65


Sports Awards 68

Basketball 72

Netball 73

Rugby 75

Sports Council 77

Table Tennis 77

Volleyball 78

School Leavers

Year 13 Photo 80

Year 13 Quotes 81

Ball Photos 84

Form photos 85

Sponsors 96


PLEASE NOTE: All artwork labels are to be read clockwise from top left.

Front Cover: Leo Akeripa Sa

Back Cover: Kahdel Leilua

Inside Front: Abdul Ahmadi, Ioane Ioane, Irene Luafatasaga

Inside Back: Wisdom Baker, Hermon Mani, Nika Taufa, Leo Akeripa Sa, Julienne




Joanne Latif


Deb Ward, Siosaia Folau,

Margaret Karanga

Design and Printing:

Repro Graphics NZ Ltd

Mangere College - 2019 1

The Principal's Report

This is my fourth year

as Principal of Māngere

College and 2019 was as

busy a year as any.

We continue to place the highest

priority on academic achievement

and we always aim to do better than

the year before with our results.

We achieve this when our students

feel safe and ready to learn so we

also emphasise a safe and inclusive

environment around the school and

the wellbeing of our students.

We continue to work closely with

local schools in our community

of learning, the Māngere Kahui

Ako. This year we have renewed

our vision and values of working


Our vision is to be “A kahui ako that

works collaboratively to strengthen

our learning community” and our

values of integrity, inclusion and

collaboration set out the way we

want to work together.

We see this learning community

as key to the work we do: not nine

schools working in isolation but

nine schools collaborating for the

benefit of our students so they

have a seamless education journey

from Year 1 to Year 13 and beyond.

To achieve this we are focusing our

work on three aspects:

• Digital Competency: To

empower students to

participate, create and thrive in

this fast-moving digital world.

• Wellbeing: To empower

students to take ownership

of their own wellbeing and

contribute to the wellbeing of


• Student Agency: To empower

students to own their learning

so they believe they are

successful by being active and

contributing citizens.

As we work on these areas we

strengthen students’ ownership of

their learning and control over their

future direction to prepare them for

life beyond school.

Wellbeing was also an important

theme for us here at Māngere

College in 2019 and we saw our work

with the Toko Collaboration grow

and strengthen. Student wellbeing

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is improved when students:

• Have a strong sense of their own


• Have strong connections to

other people and important


• Feel they are in control of their

own learning journey.

These are some of the reasons

that we emphasise the celebration

of language, culture and identity

and why we place importance on

leadership and student agency.

This year we have created new

positions of Hauora leaders and

these students have taken a leading

role in promoting well-being

amongst our students. Our work

with the Toko Collaboration has also

included a breakfast hui, a parent

fono and the annual Toko Peau

event that included ex-students and

other members of the community

speaking about what well-being

means to them.

Another area of focus for us this

year was the achievement and

engagement of our Māori students.

We worked on developing our staff

to have a better understanding

of what helps our Māori students

learn. We introduced a Mau Rakau

programme, enhanced our kapa

haka group and employed extra

staff to support our students better.

As a result of this work we have seen

an improvement for our students

and this is something we will need

to continue to focus on in the future.

As we reflect on this year we also

look forward to 2020. We only have

to look at the development over

our fence to see that there will be

changes in the school. We don’t

quite know how these changes

will affect us but we know they are

coming and we know that it will

mean growth in the local area and

in the school.

One of the challenges with this

growth will be how we adapt and

change what we do to meet the

needs of our students whilst still

keeping the strengths that our

school has at it heart. Strengths

like our values of Respect and

Responsibility, of living the words in

our motto to “Seek the Heights” and

strengthening the MC family.

We are already thinking about

these changes and how we can

continue to prepare our students

for a changing world that they will

face after leaving Māngere College.

Next year we will be going through

a review of our curriculum to

‘Our vison is

to be “A kahui

ako that works


to strengthen

our learning


ensure that it is fit for purpose and

prepare us for the changes that are

coming to NCEA. Your voice will be

important to us in this process and

we want to hear the aspirations that

you have as students and whanau.

We are also talking to the Ministry

of Education and planning future

building development in the school

to cater for growth.

- Tom Webb


Māngere College Staff

Back Row: Rosalie Kwan, Neville Padavatan, Kathleen Beaton, Kirita Leniu, Abtesam Salim, Sally Hay, Nalini Singh, Asariah Potini, Raselin Imraan, Laura Williams,

Nicky Haeata-Ruwhiu, Parwati Reddy, Samer Hormes

3rd Row: Amera Franso, Alison Blackwood, Tai Uamaki, Melissa Tualaulelei, Paul Campbell, Laurence Earl, Angela Kuo-Yu Yen, Joanne Latif, Brian Aubrey, Satend

Sharma, Emma McCosh, Pauline Monteiro Kumar, Malae Aloalii

2nd Row: Elizabeth Tupua, Mohammed Zaim, Subrail Naidu, Ken Fale, Kevin Davis, Aisake Tuitupou, John Kingi, Siosaia Folau, Nicholas Chan, Mohammed

Sameem, Alisi Tatafu, To’asavili Telea, Frances McIntosh, Alexandra Ana Marsters, Daniel Wong

Front Row: Savitri Nadan, Ben Euden, Vivian Maskell, Viliami Bloomfield, Helen Faamoe, Deborah Ward, Tom Webb, Melegalenuu Ah Sam, Keir Whipp, Katalina Ma,

Michael Darragh, Henry Fesulua’i, Roshni Singh

Absent: Hanneke Aish, Maryam Akhlaqi, Hermann Arp, Allan Beazley, Kathleen Beazley, Fisiitotoa Bloomfield, John Bower, Mike Christo, Carolyn Cossey, Willie

Estall, Huni Fifita, Arihana Hakiwai, Emily Heeney, Erin Hunt, Lynn Keating, Jules Lafo’ou, Ruth Luketina, Caroline Poto Masoe, Mereana Bobbie McMaster, Maehe

Nuku, Nancy Palelei, Debra Pene, Louise Reade, Erin Sainsbury, Nathan Samu, Yue Shi, Kuldip Singh, Rose Siulangapo, Christina Smith, William Tupou, Alex

Upokokeu-Henry, Rapuani Wade, Milo West, Faye Wong

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Staff List



T Webb, BA (Oxon), PGCE, MEdLd (Hons)


M Ah Sam, PCT, ACTD, Dip T

K Whipp, MEdLM (Hons), Dip T, Dip Dr, BA

D Ward, MA (Hons), MProfStuds (Ed) (Hons), Dip T


H Faamoe


Achievement Centre N Haeata-Ruwhiu, B Ed in PE &

Health, Dip T


M Christo, MFA, Dip T


R Luketina, BSc, Dip T (Term 1, 2 &

3) M Karanga, BVA, Dip T, PG

Arts, MAEdL


S Nadan, PGDE, BA, Dip Ed


L Keating

E.S.O.L S Hay, BA, Dip T,

PG Dip Language Teaching


H Fesulua’i, BA, Dip T, PGDED

Library A Blackwood, BA, Dip T (Term 1)

Learning Support R Singh, MEd(Hons), PGDE,



K Ma, BSc, Dip T

Performing Arts B Euden, BMus, PGCE

Physical Education & Health

M Darragh, BA (Hons) (QTS),

PGTC, A Potini, BPhEd

Science V Bloomfield, MEdL, BSc, Dip T,

PGCertAP, D Wong, BSc, Dip T

Social Sciences J Bower, PG Dip Teaching, BA

Student Services P Campbell, MC, BSc, Dip T


V Maskell, TTC, Dip SS


Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13


B Aubrey, B.Ed, Dip T

F Bloomfield, BA, Dip Ed, Dip T

N Chan, PG Dip CS, Dip AT

C Cossey, BCA, MCW, Dip T

K Davis, BSc, Dip T


K Fale, BSR

H Fifita, BA, Dip T

S Folau, BCA, Dip T

A Franso, Dip T

A Hakiwai, MTEL*, BA

S Hormes, BSc, Dip T

R Imraan, PGCE, BSc, Dip T

J Kingi

A Marsters, Dip T, TTC

S Naidu, BA, Dip T

M Aloalii, BEd, Dip Ed, Cert TESL

E McCosh, BEd, Grad Dip OEd

N Padavatan, BA, HEDip, FDip Ed

A Potini BPhEd

A Tatafu, BA, Dip A, PGDT, PGCertAP

E Tupua, MA(Hons), Dip TESL, Dip T

H Fesulua’i, BA, Dip T, PGDED

F McIntosh, MSc(Hons), Dip T

D Pene, Grad Dip CD, Dip SS, Dip T

F Nuusavili, BA, Dip T

P Reddy, BCom, Dip T, Grad Dip TESL, PGDip AT

M Sameem, PGDip AT, BEd Tech, Dip T

N Samu, MProfStuds (Ed) (Hons), BA, Dip T

S Sharma, BEd, Dip T

N Singh, BEd

T Telea, MTEL*, BCA

M Tualaulelei, BPE

A Tuitupou, BSC, PG Dip T

A Upokokeu-Henry, BDanSt, PG Dip DanSt, Dip T

R Wade, BVA, Dip T

A Yen, MTEL*, BA

M Zaim, BA, Dip AS, Dip T


Accounts & Payroll

Administrator E Sayasaya (Term 4)

Careers Administrator

L Reade


B McMaster

Communications Manager J Latif, BCMS, Dip T, Dip CA

Community Liaison Officer K Leniu

Counsellor T Elder, BA, Dip T,

PGDip Counselling

Data Manager

J Lafo’ou


A Beazley


M Nuku


P Kumar

Mandarin Language Assistant


Y Shi

L Williams

E Hunt (Term 1, 2, 3),

H Aish, R Cabilla

Office Administrator

K Beazley

Performing Arts Technician E Heeney, LTCL, AIRMT

Principal’s PA

& School Administrator F Wong

Receptionist A Leonard (Term 1)

Refugee Bilingual Tutor M Akhlaqi

& Liaison Support Worker

Refugee Support Worker R Kwan

Resource Room

A Salim

Science Technician

K Singh

Student Services’ Administrator K Beaton

Social Worker

W Tupou

Sports’ Coordinator

T Uamaki

Staff Support Technician R Siulangapo

Teacher Aides

H Arp, C Masoe,

N Palelei, C-M Savaiinaea

Tuckshop Contractor

L Jacobs


R Parkinson

Volunteer Gardener

M Aerenga


Drum Tutor

Piano/Strings Tutor

Vocal/Woodwind Tutor

Guitar Tutor

T Doyle

E Allen

E Heeney

N Loo

* Qualification will be completed by the end of the year

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Haere mai to new staff


We welcome John to

MC this year as the new

Social Science HoD,

filling in while Ms Smith

is away on study leave.

John previously taught at

McAuley High School as

the HoD of Social Sciences.

John has a passion for

theatre and is enjoying

meeting new staff, and

teaching new students.


We are glad to welcome

Roman to MC as a new

school Nurse. Roman is

also a Nurse at Starship

Hospital. Roman is finding

the school atmosphere

welcoming and warm. In

his spare time, he likes

going to the movies,

watching Netflix and

playing rugby with his son.


Nicholas is a Teach First

graduate who previously

studied Computer Science

at the University of

Auckland. He enjoys Horror

and Arthouse films and

listening to extreme metal.

He is finding the staff at

MC incredibly supportive

and feels greatly privileged

to teach the students.


Carolyn has returned

to teaching after a long

absence, during which

she has been a flight

attendant, done a bit of

journalism and had gained

a Masters of Creative

Writing. She’s enjoying

the good hearts of our MC

students, and loving being

a part of this community.


Ken is the new Samoan

Language teacher and a

Teach First graduate. His

previous experience is in

youth work at Te Wānanga

o Aotearoa, Māngere

and at Kelston Boys High

school. He is really enjoying

working with Pasifika and

Māori students here at MC.


We are blessed to have

Margaret join us this

year as the new Head of

Careers. Margaret comes

to us previously from the

Korowai Manaaki Youth

Justice facility where she

was the Art Teacher. In her

spare time, she practises



We welcome John to

MC as our Te Reo Māori

teacher and he is involved

in all things Māori. John

was previously a full-time

student at AUT studying

a Bachelor in Māori Media

whilst working part-time

in retail. He has a strong

passion for Māori youth.



We welcome Carmel-

Maria as our new Teacher

Aide. She was previously a

therapeutic care worker at

Stand Children’s Services.

Carmel-Maria is enjoying

working with such a

supportive team which

makes her job easier.


Edna is our new Accounts

and Payroll administrator

here at MC. She has come

to us from working at the

University of Auckland.

Edna is enjoying her

new role so far but is

finding that there is a lot

to learn. She moved to

New Zealand from the

Philippines 12 years ago.


As an experienced RTLB

Practice Leader with

over 10 years under her

belt in Manawaui and

West Auckland, Roshni

is really enjoying the

multiculturalism of the

school and we are all

benefitting from her

drive and passion for all




We are excited to have Alex

join us this year as the new

Dance and Drama teacher.

He is really enjoying the

positive culture of the


Mangere College - 2019 5

Ka kite anō au i a koutou


Ms Blackwood left

Māngere College at

the end of Term 1 to

move to Nelson with

her family.

She began here for

9 weeks, relieving

in 1983 and never

left. She became

Teacher with Library

responsibility in 1988

and very competently

managed that resource.

Ms Blackwood began

Deaning in 1997 and

students have benefited

from her clear and caring

mentoring. She says

how much she enjoyed

teaching at MC and has

many good memories of

the school; staying here

so long because of the

many wonderful students

she taught.

Staff and students will

miss her and wish her

well for the future.


In 2008 Mrs Christina Smith nee Mose

started teaching at Māngere College,

bringing a refreshing and positive

energy into the Māngere College

family and in particularly our

Social Studies department.

Her colleagues and students

enjoyed her warm, kind and

cultural responsive energy. She

continued to work tirelessly with

various extracurricular activities,

throughout her time at MC.

Mrs Smith became the Head of

the Social Studies Department

and injected her warm pastoral

support and passion into

improving the achievement of

all our students. We will miss her

top notch singing during our

Staff Powhiri. Her ability to light

up the room is contagious and no

doubt she will continue to empower

more students in the West side of

Auckland. We will all miss you dox.

God bless you and your family. ‘Ofa

atu mo e lotu’.


Ms Luketina was

appointed as a Careers

Teacher in 2003,

her responsibilities

included looking after

the Adult Education

and students on


In 2008, she was appointed

HOD Careers and gradually

took on the pastoral role

of refugee students. Ms

Luketina was instrumental

in rolling out the Academic

Counselling through the

school. Over the years

students have benefitted

from Ms Luketina’s

balanced view and sensible

career advice. It has always

been an absolute pleasure

to see ex-students coming

back to the Careers Prefab

to proudly discuss with

her their successful career

pathway. Ruth has enjoyed

her time at Māngere

College, always helping,

and supporting both staff

and students. Staff and

students will miss her and

wish her well for the next

chapter of her life.


Mrs Ana Malloy

Marsters or as the

students know her

best - MAMA Marsters,

started her journey

here at Māngere

College in 2009.

She is a well-respected

teacher amongst her

students and a loved

colleague amongst

her fellow staff and the

Māngere College family.

MAMA Marsters will be

dearly missed by everyone

that has come to know

her beautiful personality

especially our Languages

Department. We wish

you all the best for your


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They say that time goes fast when

you are having fun. His arrival at the

beginning of 2018 heralded a new

batch of ‘on the job’ trainee teachers

and with it new opportunities

for both Mr Earl and our school.

He quickly established himself

as part of the 13MA form group,

Technology Department and wider

MC family. He has been like a

breath of fresh air, giving new life to

Digital Technology by broadening

the capability of our students (and

staff) and has also given our Student

Council a louder voice. We will miss

you Mr Earl and we are sorry to see

you go. We wish you well as you

head south to begin your new life.


Aisake is a valued member of the

Physical Education department,

he has brought fresh ideas and

has taken on responsibility for

subjects by himself. He is an

awesome person to be around

and is loved by staff and students

alike. Unfortunately for us he has

been called to focus purely on his

weightlifting career after he won 3

gold medals at the Pacific games

this year. We will miss his dry Dad

jokes and his cheerful face.


The commonalities started at day

1 for Miss Yen. She attended Roskill

Grammar and so did Miss Ma. The

only difference was an 11 year gap.

From singing slow jams in the office

to having the most patience with

your lovelies in the classroom.

Wishing you all the best with the

next adventure Angela! Your work

ethic and your constant drive to

want the best outcomes for our

students has been admirable and

we will miss your cool calm nature.

From the Maths department and

the students of Māngere College –

Take care and Ofa atu.


Willie has played a vital part as our

school Social Worker for almost

seven years. Students. whanau and

staff have appreciated his calm and

supportive approach in dealing with

issues affecting our students.

We wish him all the best for his

future endeavours and he will be

missed by staff and students alike.


Carolyn has been a great asset both

in the English department and

as a year 11 form teacher during

her short time here. We value her

commitment and perseverance. We

will also miss her enthusiasm and

warmth. We wish her well.

Mangere College - 2019 7

Head Girl’s Report

E muamua lava ona sii

le viiga ma le faafetai i le

atua, ua mafai ai ona tatou

potopoto faatasi i lalo o

lenei fale. Faatalofa atu

i matua ma uo ua tatou

faatasi i lenei taeao, ae le

gata i lea susuga i faia’oga

ma tamaiti aoga.

First and foremost, I’d just like

to give thanks and praise to our

Heavenly Father for guiding us

throughout the year.

What a year 2019 has been.

It’s been a year filled with new

challenges, new friendships and

new opportunities. There have been

tough times, but above everything,

as a year group we have always

persevered when we’ve needed

to and have always found the fun

in everything regardless of what

has been thrown our way. We’ve

had many ups and downs and

together we have shared many

memorable moments. In our sports

teams this year whether we won or

lost, we kept our heads held high,

remained humble and maintained

our sportsmanship. For Polyfest and

other cultural events, our cultural

groups displayed their love and

pride for their cultures with energy

and dignity. For our music and

dance groups, they performed in

front of huge crowds for a variety

of showcases and competitions

representing our school proudly.One

8 Mangere College - 2019

proud moment has been seeing our

students show their passion towards

the things they love.

Well done to all the students who

continued to stay on task, came to

school with a positive attitude and

displayed consistent effort in their


As the Head Girl for 2019, I also

want to congratulate our prize

winners for their hard-working and

outstanding efforts this year. And to

‘It’s been a year

filled with new




and new


the rest of you, your achievements

and accomplishments are always

noticed, keep working hard and

work to the best of your abilities.

To the teachers and staff, thank you

for all the advice and support you

have provided for all our students

and for pushing us to do our best.

And to the parents and caregivers

of these students, thank you for

the encouragement, support,

dedication and time you give for our

students. These students dedicate

their success to you!

And finally to my fellow colleagues,

our year 13 Family, our time here

at Māngere College has come to

an end. Thank you for all the great

times and memories that we have

made in these five years of being

here at MC. I am truly grateful to

have met such a fun and outgoing


I wish you all the best for all your

exams and for the pathway that

you choose to take next year, and

I hope to see you all again in the

future living your best life!

Thank you.

- Julienne Niko

Head Boy’s Report

Firstly, I would like to give

praise to the Most High,

for guiding and blessing

us throughout the years.

As our years of formal

education come to an end,

it is time we think back to

the journey we have made

to get ourselves here.

Four years ago, we stood amongst

each other as strangers, eager to

be moving onto bigger and better

things. Throughout the years, we

have met people at this school who

have had a significant impact on

our lives, we made unbreakable

bonds that will last a lifetime, and

reconnected with those we were

once close with. Through all of this,

we end 2019 as a family.

Our diverse backgrounds create the

opportunity for our true potential

to shine, and I can say that all of

you have potential beyond your

imagination. I want to acknowledge

those who have shown that no

matter your background, you can

rise to the top and achieve your

goals if you remain consistent and

stay focused. Thank you for your

dedication, you should all be proud

of yourselves.

To the future year 13s, the student

body and faculty of MC will look to

you for leadership and guidance.

It will take courage. The greatness

which resides in all of you is

incomparable to any other school

in South Auckland. Our love for our

culture, sports, music, arts, sciences,

and our love for each other, is what

continues to be the driving force in

future success.

To the teachers of Māngere College,

thank you. Thank you for your

reassurance and support to remain

on task. During our 4 years here, you

have been the ones who have made

schooling worthwhile. Thank you

for your dedication to make us see

our potential, to see within ourselves

that we are capable of more than

‘...we made


bonds that will

last a lifetime...’

we believe. Some of you have made

a huge impact in our lives, and I

commend you. To Mr. Webb, thank

you for your service to the school.

Your words of encouragement to

me have helped guide me towards

this place as Head Boy, and I thank


To our parents and caregivers,

thank you for your wisdom and

guidance to do the right thing for

the sake of our success. When we

were down, you were the ones who

picked us up. You were there for us

and supported us in our choices no

matter what, and I thank you for

your continued support towards our


To my brothers and sisters of

Māngere College, thank you for

making the final years of formal

education memorable. The

friendships forged, the memories

made, the awards won, the

games won, the many games

lost, the hours of practice, the

wagging practice, and the time

spent together. All of these have

accumulated into what can only

be expressed as the greatest class

of Māngere College this school

has ever seen. Your happiness and

continued support for one another

is what makes our schools values of

Respect and Responsibility come

to life, you are the heart and soul of


I wish all of you success in the

upcoming exams, and nothing but

happiness and prosperity during

your path to success.

- Nicholas Ingram

Mangere College - 2019 9

Back Row: Zahra Ibrahim, Zahra Hussaini, Julia Luamanu Kilipati, Sasa Lelenoa

2nd Row: Wayne Magalogo, Aniket Chand, Jason Taufa, Marietta Mailo Slade, Caleb Chan-Ting,

Tom Webb (Principal)

Front Row: Jacob Leleifi, Soana Afu, Nicholas Ingram, Julienne Niko, Abdul Ahmadi, Tumema Soti



The Student Leaders have been a responsible group

of students that have worked as a team throughout

the year.

They are well respected by both staff and students and have

always been available to respond to the needs of the student

body. The student leaders are always a welcoming presence

in Senior Assembly. They are a delightful bunch to work with

and be around.

- Debra Pene

10 Mangere College - 2019

Year 11/12 Prizegiving




Taufahema, Nathan

Taufa, Ilaisaane

Beazley, Patricia



Ru Terry

Tanu Talapa,


Aldridge Award for Sportsmanship

Rugby 1st XV – Player of the Year

Rugby Girls – Player of the Year

Tag Football Girls – Player of the


U19 Boys Basketball Player of the


Tag Football Senior Boys - Player of

the Year

Volleyball Boys – Player of the Year


‘Ahomana, ‘Ofa

Ioane, Sanele

Kaliopasi, ‘Etina

Leleifi, ‘Unaloto

Pio, Diana

Campbell, PJ

Kiole, ‘Emalata

Leha’uli, Petissa

Ahmat Abdallah, Younis

Kilipati, Reupena

Panuve, Asena

Koiatu, Aaron

Salu, Herilla

Taumihau, Olathe

Beazley, Patricia

Filimoehala, Ane


Year 11 - 100% Attendance for 2019

Funaki, Rueben

Tanu Talapa, Faith

Chri, Hser

Moananu, To'o

Tonga, Mele

Panuve, Abigail

Ayak John, Sebit

Alofaki, Makeleta

Chan-Ting, Mason

Baker, Wisdom

Isitolo Lui, Adam

Year 12 - 100% Attendance for 2019

Koiatu, Aaron

Year 12 Full Attendance for 2 Years

Kaliopasi, 'Etina

Panuve, Asena

Year 12 Full Attendance for 4 Years

Leleifi, ‘Unaloto

Excellent Attendance for 2019 Year 12

Tuilaepa, Benjamin

Year 11 100% Attendance for 2 Years

Niutao Tafale, Danielle

Mani, Hermon

Mauu, Jordan

Tupou, Anne

Urika Filifilia, Adyhana

Year 11 100% Attendance for 3 years

Ahmadi, Mahdieh

Sigglekow, Ethan

Senitofo, Talalelei

Lavea, Elizabeth

Mangere College - 2019 11



Ah Sam, Henry

Ah-Lam, Alec

Ah-Lam, Alec

Level 1 Sports Science

Level 1 Accounting

Level 1 Business Studies

Ahmadi, Mahdieh Level 1 Mathematics Band 1

Ahmadi, Mahdieh

Alofaki, Makeleta

Alofaki, Makeleta

Chri, Hser

Level 1 Science Physics

Level 1 Health

Level 1 Tongan

Level 1 Catering

Chri, Hser Level 1 Mathematics Band 3

Fenton, Alexis

Fenton, Alexis

Level 1 English

Level 1 Māori

Fonise, Afu'alo Level 1 Mathematics Band 4

Fuimaono, Vaokaho

Funaki, Rueben

Lavea, Elizabeth

Mani, Hermon

Mani, Hermon

Mani, Hermon

Mauu, Jordan

Mauu, Jordan

Mauu, Jordan

Niutao Tafale,


Panuve, Abigail

Petersen, Bryniah

Senitofo, Talalelei

Senitofo, Talalelei

Siulangapo, Dave

Sood, Bobbie Sue

Tanu Talapa, Faith

Tevaga, Pesi

Tonga, Mele

Level 1 English Literacy


Level 1 History


Level 1 Art

Level 1 Cook Islands Māori


Level 1 Health

Level 1 Music


Level 1 Building Construction

and Allied Trades

Level 1 Digital Studies


Level 1 Fashion Focus

Level 1 Physical Education

Level 1 Geography

Multi Level 1 ESOL

Level 1 Design and Visual

Communication Technology


Tonga, Mele Level 1 Mathematics Band 2

Tupou, Anne

Tupou, Anne

Urika Filifilia,


Utaatu, Abraham

Level 1 Dance

Level 1 Science Biology

Level 1 Samoan

Level 1 Mechanical Engineering




Andrew, Abigail


Andrew, Abigail Level 2 Mathematics Band 2

Aria, Shakwon

Beazley, Patricia

Beazley, Patricia

Campbell, Pj

Campbell, Pj

Chand, Marc

Fukofuka, Kalavite

Kaliopasi, 'Etina

Kaliopasi, 'Etina

Kaliopasi, 'Etina

Karika-Lole, Malachi

Kilipati, Reupena

Koiatu, Aaron

Koiatu, Aaron

Koiatu, Aaron

Leilua, Kahdel

Mafileo, Ramona

Napaa, Joela

Napaa, Joela

Nguyen, Thu

Palenapa, Tiulipe

Panuve, Asena

Panuve, Asena

Panuve, Asena

Panuve, Asena

Paw, Chu Moo

Paw, Chu Moo


Level 2 Dance

Level 2 Sports Science


Level 2 English Academic

Level 2 Digital Studies

Level 2 Mechanical

Engineering Technology

Level 2 Biology

Level 2 Geography

Level 2 Tongan

Level 2 Physics

Level 2 Building and

Construction and Allied Trade



Level 2 Design and Visual

Communication Technology

Level 2 Mathematics and


Level 2 Art

Level 2 Music

Level 2 Economics

Level 2 Sport Leadership

Level 2 Catering

Level 2 Art Printmaking


Level 2 Chemistry

Level 2 English

Level 2 Fashion Focus


Level 2 Career Development

Pio, Diana Level 2 Mathematics Band 3

Pouwhare, Brendalee

Salam Khel, Madina

Salu, Herilla

Taituave Fuimaono,


Taumihau, Olathe

Taumihau, Olathe

Tavioni, Apii

Tavita, Toluaiava

Tiavaasue, Sapela

Tonitara, Teava

Level 2 Māori

Multi Level 2 ESOL

Level 2 Tourism Studies

Level 2 Samoan

Level 2 Business Studies

Level 2 History

Level 2 Hospitality

Level 2 Accounting

Level 2 Financial Capability

Level 2 Cook Islands Māori

12 Mangere College - 2019


Paw, Chu Moo

James, Aaron

Urika Filifilia, Adyhana

Beazley, Patricia

Koiatu, Aaron

Hafoka, Taitusi

Kilipati, Reupena

Fenton, Alexis

Urika Filifilia, Adyhana

Library Prize

Most Improved Student in the

Learning Centre

Outstanding Achievement in

the Performing Arts

Puhoro Student of the Year

Ryders Cup for Achievement

with Distinction in the

'Gateway' Programme

The Pedder Cup for Most

Progress in the Achievement


Thwaites Cup for the Most

Improved Senior Music Student

Year 11 Speech Award

Emily Heeney Cup for Best



Senitofo, Tala

Panuve, Asena

Year 11 Student of the Year

Year 12 Student of the Year


Chri, Hser

Kaliopasi, ‘Etina

Year 11 Student of the Year

Year 12 Student of the Year


Urika Filifilia, Adyhana Year 11 Top Scholar of the Year

Koiatu, Aaron

Year 12 Top Scholar of the Year

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Year 13 Prizegiving


100% Attendance for 2 years

Ahmadi, Abdul

Luafatasaga, Irene

Hussaini, Zahra

100% Attendance for 4 years

Afu, Soana

Habibi, Zahra

Sigglekow, Sara-Lee



Luamanu Kilipati, Julia


'Alofi, Sepiuta

Magalogo, Wayne

Tilo, Victory

Lelenoa, Sasa

Tohilima, Chynna

Niko, Julienne

Mailo Slade,


Magalogo, Wayne

Tilo, Victory

Netball Player of the Year

Tag Football Boys - Player of the Year

Volleyball Girls - Player of the Year

Knight Award for Outstanding

Contribution to Sport

Hall Award for Sportsmanship

Johnson Cup for Outstanding Personal

Achievement in Sport

Sports Council Award

Sports Boy of the Year

Sports Girl of the Year


Afu, Soana

Afu, Soana

Ahmadi, Abdul

Ahmadi, Abdul

Chand, Aniket


Level 3 History

Level 3 Art


Vocational Pathways Mathematics

14 Mangere College - 2019


Chand, Aniket

Habibi, Zahra

Habibi, Zahra

Habibi, Zahra

Habibi, Zahra

Habibi, Zahra

Ingram, Nicholas

Leleifi, Jacob

Leleifi, Jacob

Lelenoa, Sasa

Lesa, Mai-Rose

Leuluai, Fa'ailuga

Leuluai, Fa'ailuga

Leuluai, Fa'ailuga

Leuluai, Fa'ailuga

Luamanu Kilipati,


Misi Tuitamai,


Moeai'a Toleafoa,


Moeroa Akama,


Moeroa Akama,


Nguyen, Tram

Nguyen, Tram

Pullen-Burry, Todd

Rio, Tarepeta

Vocational Pathways


Level 3 Art

Printmaking (Digital)

Level 3 Biology

Level 3 Chemistry

Level 3 English


Level 3 Physics


Level 3 Technology

Level 3 Tongan

Level 3 Sports Science

Level 3 Dance


Level 2 English


Level 3 Business


Level 3 Samoan


Level 3 Samoan

Level 3 ESOL

Level 3 Career



Sanelivi Pio, Lealofi 13DA

Level 3 Mathematics

with Statistics

Level 3 Accounting

Level 3 Mathematics

with Calculus

Level 3 Digital


Level 3 Dance

Sanelivi Pio, Lealofi Level 3 Geography



Tohilima, Chynna

Tohilima, Chynna







Level 3 Economics

Level 3 English

Level 3 Mathematics

Level 3 Fashion

Level 3 Hospitality and

Customer Service

Level 3 Tourism


Veamatahau, John Level 3 Sports


William, Urau

Wilson, Vera

Level 3 Māori

Level 3 Music


Afu, Soana

Ingram, Nicholas



Māngere College Leavers’ Scholarship

Chan-Ting, Caleb

Lelenoa, Sasa

Sanelivi Pio, Lealofi

Writers' Award

Niko, Julienne Outstanding Achievement in the Arts -

The Pedder Cup

Shee, Saviour

Leuluai, Fa'ailuga

Afu, Soana

Chan-Ting, Caleb

Niko, Julienne

Ingram, Nicholas

Soti, Tumema

Leuluai, Fa'ailuga

Mailo Slade, Marietta

Luamanu Kilipati, Julia

Leuluai, Fa'ailuga

Ariki, Ina

Lavea, Adrienne

'Alofi, Sepiuta

Robson Cup for Achievement in

Vocational Pathways

The Senior Samoan Oratory Trophy

(sponsored by 5 Star Motors)

Board of Trustees Student


Outstanding Contribution as a Student


Principal's Prize for Head Student

Principal's Prize for Head Student

Opeloge Ah Sam Award for Senior Music

Composer of the Year

Courtney Award for Commerce

The Sports Council Award

Mike Pero's Entrepreneur of the Year

Award 1st

Mike Pero's Entrepreneur of the Year

Award 2nd

Mike Pero's Entrepreneur of the Year

Award 3rd

Mike Pero's Entrepreneur of the Year

Award 4th

Mike Pero's Entrepreneur of the Year

Award 5th

Sigglekow, Sara-Lee

Nguyen, Tram

The University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship for 2019

Habibi, Zahra

AUT School Leaver Scholarship – New Horizons

Habibi, Zahra Ahmadi, Abdul

Otago University Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship for


Habibi, Zahra

2019 Manukau Institute of Technology Partnership Scholarship

Viniki, Ritia

2019 Manukau Institute of Technology Partnership Scholarship

William, Urau

Glenys Erickson Memorial Cup

Luafatasaga, Irene

For the senior student who has best demonstrated throughout their

time at Māngere College a high standard of achievement, participation and


The Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Award

Chand, Aniket

Ema Piutau Scholarship

Afu, Soana

Mangere College - 2019 15



Elizabeth Ellett Memoral Prize for

Meritorious Achievement

Leuluai, Fa’ailuga

For the senior student who has achieved to a high level in one or more

areas of the school

David Gock Cup for the Spirit of Rotary

Sanelivi Pio, Lealofi

For the senior student who upholds the Rotary Four Way Test: Of the

things we think, say or do, is it the TRUTH, is it FAIR to all concerned,

will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS and will it be

BENEFICIAL to all concerned

Lambie Prize for Leadership

Soti, Tumema

For the student who demonstrates leadership qualities and is looked up

to by the student body as a role model.

Bader Award

Shee, Saviour

The recipient will have overcome a significant hurdle in their life to

become a model citizen of the school and make considerable progress in

their education

Māngere College Scholarship

Leuluai, Fa’ailuga

This Scholarship has been made possible by an anonymous donation

to the school. It covers the fees, up to $6000, for the first year of tertiary





Stan Kepa Prize for Leadership in Cultural Activities

Luamanu Kilipati, Julia

For the student who as shown leadership and role model qualities in one,

or across a range of cultures

Williams and Cunningham Prize for Courtesy

Moeai’a Toleafoa, Toto

For the student who is polite, courteous and cheerful; showing respect for

others yet retaining their own personal strength

Watson Prize for Service to the Community

Ahmadi, Abdul

Benson Award for Service to Others

Moeroa Akama, Veronica

For the student who cheerfully helps staff and other students in a range

of activities without being asked

Elizabeth Ellett Scholarship Recipient 2019 – 2021

Hussaini, Zahra

This Scholarship is made possible by a bequest from the estate of

Elizabeth Ellett, a long-time supporter of the College. The Scholarship is

$4000 per year for 3 years of University study


FOR 2019:

Senior Scholar

Habibi, Zahra

This cup is awarded to the Year 13 student who has achieved the best

results in NCEA assessments this year.

Proxime Accessit

Ahmadi, Abdul

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Mangere College Support

staff deliver effective and

efficient support services

for teaching and learning

and the day-to-day

running of the school.

Their work contributes to education

services that support all students

with knowledge, competencies and

values to be successful citizens.

The preparations from 2018

introduced a renewed approach

setup involving additional hands

on deck by Admin staff and other

support staff to managing the

enrolments process, uniforms and

stationery requirements with much


Nurse Erin Hunt was farewelled in

Term 3 and is away on maternity

leave whilst new support staff were

welcomed throughout the year.

• Nurses – Hanneke Aish and

Roman Cabilla

• Learning Support - Carmel


• Administration – Edna Sayasaya

There are various achievements in

the work that support staff have

provided throughout the year


• The organisation of visiting

authors and notable guests into

the library empowering student

reading, upskilled knowledge

and aspirational careers

• The support and transport

of students, including early

morning and late afternoon

travel contributions by the

careers and refugee team

• The health care management

of student injuries kept the

nursing team busy. The care

management plan for measles

saw excellent leadership by the

nursing team supported by

student services

• Process improvements

implemented by the Admin

team including Accounts and

Payroll in providing a seamless

and structured service to

reception support, key school

events including PST’s and

prizegiving and other school

notable events

• Support of students through

learning support and the

achievement centre has been

rewarded with good news stories,

on-going student learning

improvements and success


• Technical and assistive support

in Science and Technology is

quietly achieved in Health &

Safety measures and planning

events and executive support in

utensils and equipment

• The extended school services

into the community connecting

with families and improving the

interface with the school has

been greatly supported by the

work of our Community Liaison

and cultural team

• School pride in property and

maintenance and security

continues with excellent

responsiveness to ensuring

health and safety is maintained

for students, staff and visitors

• Capturing essential data and

information, key events and

special moments is always

a busy time with planning,

coordinating and deadlines for

the Communications and Data


• On-going responsive printing

services and school stationery

resources continue to improve

each year

• Recognising cultural and

providing coaching/mentoring

has been a strong area with

excellent support by the

languages support team

• Sporting events and

coordinating transport support

has been very active for in and

out of school activities including

school holidays and support staff

involvement has enabled much

student participation and school


This year Support Staff forums were

introduced and held each Term. The

highlights included professional

development, spotlight features on

support staff roles, health and safety,

collating of ideas and activities to

harness the support staff collegial


Acknowledgements to our

volunteers throughout the year

supporting the sports department,

uniform and stationery shop and

the school garden which has

benefitted the school and staff with

the fruits and vegetables.

As the year ends, it will end with

Admin staff completing the end of

year processes and planning for the

new year. Thank you to all support

staff for the difference you make in

our school and school leadership in

recognising the work that support

staff contribute to.

Season greetings and a prosperous

New Year.

Mangere College - 2019 17

18 Mangere College - 2019


Cook Islands’ Group

Iriiri mai koe iakoe.

Kia iriiri atu au iaku.

‘Let your beauty in our cultural traditions and costumes define who

you are and where you come from.’

This year many of us joined Polyfest

with the intention of gaining extra

NCEA credits but after the practices,

performance and mentoring, we

gained so much more than just the


Many of us had lost the real purpose

of why we participate in the festival.

Being the co-leader alongside Ina

Ariki was an awesome experience

and the thing that really made

Polyfest important to us was not

just gaining the credits but the

concern that we young Polynesians

are losing touch with our cultures.

But Polyfest this year, helped us all

to reconnect with our Cook Islands


The Cook Islands Group for Māngere

College worked from the bottom

to the top. This year we had many

juniors in the group which meant

our previous dancers had to step up

and the leaders had to set the bar

higher. Our tutors were our biggest

motivators aside from our parents.

Each day, our parents showed up to

practice prepared

to teach us about

our heritage, our

traditions and

why it’s important

to remember

those that

came before us.

Parents showed

up to rehearsals

sometimes from

the beginning

right through

to the end. This

support was

awesome for our

kids, to see their

loved ones on the

side supporting

and encouraging


Our performance

range was in

6 categories

Ute, Imene Tuki, Kapa Rima, Peu

Tupuna, Rangatira and Ura Pau.

Each piece was composed by our

team of tutors. The costumes were

handcrafted at night by another

team of tutors and parents, and

the students also got involved with

creating our Rakaes. Our group

was not able to set foot on the

ASB stage due to the upsetting

event in Christchurch but we didn’t

stop there, we showcased our

performance to our family friends

and the community. We would not

let the hard work and dedication

of our rangatahi and tutors go to

waste. This group would not have

been possible without our teacherin-charge

Tai Uamaki. She was the

woman that built our group up from

the ashes. I want to acknowledge

Tai for the extra yards that she puts

in because she loves our children

and culture very much. We may not

see everything she does behind the

scenes, but she is the one carrying

the group, so thank you Tai.

What I learnt as a leader this year is

that it is not easy. It was a struggle

at times but we managed to push

through in the end and achieved an

awesome result. There were times

where I’d blow my top off but I was

reminded to calm down and pull my

head in. Tutors did walk out on us

and there were students that didn’t

listen. But the final result, in the end,

was amazing and I wouldn’t trade it

for anything else.

- Tarepeta Rio

Mangere College - 2019 19

Kapa Haka


‘Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te


‘As an old net withers,

another is remade.’

In 2019, we had a huge influx of

interest from our students to be

a part of Kapa Haka. This interest

helped them to develop and

embrace Kapa Haka in their daily

school lives.

The biggest challenge for them was

representing Māngere College in

Kapa Haka at the ASB Polyfest. We

were fortunate enough to merge

our roopu with Southern Cross


This provided us with a new and

positive dynamic to our Kapa Haka


20 Mangere College - 2019

Students were able to develop

and discover a new passion for the

Māori performing arts, the reward

being performing on stage.

Since Polyfest, we have

continued to have more

performances throughout the

year. The roopu performed for

the Māngere College staff during

Māori Language Week and we

have extended our opportunities

to perform at several events in our

community. We had the privilege

to go to Ihūmatao and have an

educational experience with the

Save Our Unique Landscape

movement about their purpose

and the importance of their

occupation of Ihūmato. We have

also welcomed our new Kapa Haka

tutor Jane Paul. She hails from

Whangarei-terenga-paraoa. Our

school is becoming engaged and

there has been so much positive

interest in Kapa Haka. The new

growth is welcomed and celebrated

by us all.

Niuean Group

The Māngere College

Niuean Group was a


For this year’s Niuean groups

performance at ASB Polyfest, we

competed in the Small Groups

Competition. We had 20 students


were affected by the Christchurch

tragedy. A big thank you to our

tutors Isaak, Kaleb, Hana and Toma

Patuki, to Dessica Tohilima and Sisi

Sale for making the costumes, to the

teachers Mr Darragh, Mr Tuitupou

and Ms Ward, and to all the students

for their hard work and dedication

to our culture.

- Jasmarie Tohilima

‘Our theme

was ‘the


essence of

the Ocean is

in me.’

Our theme was ‘the living essence

of the Ocean is in me’. Our

performance showcased dances

from different villages of Niue and

our songs told stories about the

legends of the moon and the ocean.

The costumes we wore were blue to

represent the ocean and we wore

Sisi (leaves) to represent the land

of Niue and it’s part of our cultural

tradition. We are grateful that we

were able to perform and represent

our culture, family and school. We

give our condolences to those who

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Samoan Group

“O Fetafeaiga o au o Vasa

malosiaga fa’apea le Tapasa.

E tautaia lau malaga mo lau

folauga o le moana o le ta


E le fa’aitiitia lava le agaga fa’afetai

ile Atua i lona alofa ma lona agalelei

i lana puipuiga ile matou vaega

Samoa lenei tausaga aua ana le

seanoa o Ia e le fa’ataunu’uina le

matou fa’amoemoe.

Firstly, praise and glory to God for

guiding our Samoan group this

year with His love and guidance,

because without Him, our

performance would not have been a

success. The Samoan Group journey

this year has been challenging.

Students have been sacrificing their

intervals, lunchtime breaks and after

school just so we could be ready

for ASB Polyfest 2019. The leaders

were selected in 2018. They had the

responsibility of starting practices.

For our rehearsals, one of the leaders

had to open by leading in prayer. The

other, leading in teaching the songs

and the onus was on us all to ensure

everyone in the group remained on

the right path.

students left, due to the difficulty

and folding to the pressure.

However, other experienced

students always encouraged the

remaining numbers, especially the

newer members of the Samoan

Group. Messages like “You can do

it” and “it is worth it in the end”

instilled self-belief and perseverance

into the group.

Our Samoan group worked

hard as a team.

We experienced

many ups


downs, sharing tears, laughter and

joy in the group. We all coped well

and tried to be positive towards one

another. We were one as a family.

With weeks passing by, our

teachers Mrs Ah Sam, Mr Fale and

Mr Fesuluai started extending the

hours of practices after school which

helped to add to our success. With

our tutors - long-serving and head

tutor Malaesilia Iulia Ioane with

ex-students Numia Toomata, Siata

Ah Chong and Melania Agaimalo

- helping us with movements and

actions, our dances were coming

into shape. At times, it was

stressful but we still managed

to pull through as a group.

This only made us stronger

as we empowered one

another to

believe that

we can do

it and to

finish off

with a


As the hours of practice time

increased, so did the learning.

Eventually, everyone started feeling

the pressure in the Samoan group.

It was at that very moment some

22 Mangere College - 2019

Saturday practices always started

with activities which the tutors

prepared to focus on teambuilding.

Everyone participating

in these games brought good

vibes, laughter, smiles and positive

energy to kick start practices.

This allowed the group to get to

know one another. It was a good

experience for everyone to step out

of their comfort zone and to show

confidence within the group and

amongst their peers.

Our parents had always provided

support for the Samoan Group by

providing food, drinks, advice and

giving their honest opinion with

what needs to be improved and

developed. This equipped us well for

the next phase of our journey.

After weeks of practising in the

hot sun and hours of polishing our

routine, the time to showcase our

performance drew near. The weeks

of sacrifices and hours of practising

were finally over. The Fiafia night

was an opportunity for us to perform

in front of our families and friends.

It was also valuable listening to

everyone’s response, especially our

parents’ views.

Now, it was Polyfest Week and we

went through it all again. Repeating

and polishing our dances more for

perfection, ready to give our all on

the big day.

Waking up early at 6:30 am, arriving

at school before 7 am, gathering

together in the cold morning,

singing songs, dancing and praying

to the Almighty above that He will

guide us on stage with His love.

Once we were at Polyfest our school

was called to go to the changing

area. At that time, everyone was

nervous, scared and happy all at

once. It was a sense of disbelief that

our journey was nearing the end.

I believe our performance went well.

Everyone was cheering us on from

beginning to the end. Backstage,

we saw our parents coming up to

hug us all and greet us with their

big smiles. This was one of the main

highlights of the day. Regardless of

the outcome, our parents showing

us that they were very proud of us

was such a heart-melting moment

for the group.

My advice to our future leaders and

the students that will be joining the

Samoan group in 2020, is that hard

work pays off. Be the best you can

be. Always be committed, help one

another, show some resilience with

the Samoan group and DON’T GIVE

UP! Because IT IS worth it in the

end. To our tutors, fellow teachers

and parents. We would like to thank

you all so much for the support,

encouragement and motivating us

to do the best of our ability so we are

able to showcase our performance,

represent our school with pride and

for always lending a hand whenever

we needed help. We love and

appreciate you all for that.

Magele, lea ua taunu’u ma le

manuia le tatou fa’amoemoe

sa tatou finau ma le malosi ma

taumafai i vaiaso ua uma atu, Viia

le Atua mo mea uma na ia faia mo

i matou le fanau. Thanking our

parents with tears of joy along with

our teachers and tutors for the

strong support. We did it! Malo le

tauivi malo le fa’amalosi.se upu ua

le tautama’alii fa’amolemole lafo i

fogava’a aua e poto lava le tautai ae

e iai le taimi e sasi ai. Soifua ma ia


- Vera Wilson


we saw our


coming up

to hug us all

and greet us

with their big


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Tongan Group

Malo e lelei, welcome to

the 2019 Māngere College

Tongan Polyfest group


This year Polyfest was an amazing

event full of life, hard-working

students and tutors and of course

enjoying and celebrating the

beautiful Polynesian cultures.

Soana Afu, (Student Leader) and

Nicholas Ingram (Head Boy) had

the privilege of being the Māngere

College Tongan group leaders.

Working well together to help and

support each other to encourage

and reinforce our Māngere College

values of Respect and Responsibility.

They had the help of their assistants

Sepi Alofi (13DA) and Jacob Leleifi

(Student Leader).

This year, Māngere College Tongan

group took part in Ma’ulu’ulu

(combined sitting performance) and

Soke (combined stick performance).

Sadly, there were no results this year

due to the last day of Polyfest being

cancelled because of the mosque

attack in Christchurch. However, we

understand that safety had to come

first in this instance.

The group had almost 100 students

who were motivated, hard-working,

and had hyper energy. Our Tongan

group had a mixture of Tongan

and Samoan students, but during

practices, everyone was considered

a Tongan. No matter what culture,

skin colour or blood flowed through

our veins, we were all one.

Fakamalo aupito (Thank you

very much) to the Tongan group

teachers in charge Mr Viliami

Bloomfield (head of the Science

department) and Ms Fisitotoa

Bloomfield (Tongan language

teacher) for attending practices to

support the students and punake

(tutors). Fakamalo atu kia Paane

Alofi in charge of (Ma’ulu’ulu) and

Vili Paea and his daughter Nisi Paea

who was in charge of (Soke) as

well as their families who assisted

in drumming. The punake have

developed positive relationships

with the students and their parents

in ensuring the best for the group

and we thank them for their time,

patience and commitment.

Fekumi kihe ma’ulunga taha

(Seek The Heights)

- Soana Ta’ake Afu





24 Mangere College - 2019

Karen Bamboo Dance

For the first time ever,

Māngere College entered

a Karen Bamboo Dance

group on the Diversity

Stage at Polyfest 2019.

Year 12 student Chu Moo Paw

choreographed the traditional Karen

Dance with help from community

members outside the school.

Originally, the group started

as a performance within the

school. However, the enthusiasm,

dedication of the students and the

persistence of supporters such as

Mrs Rosalie Kwan, meant that when

there was a space open at Polyfest,

the group was ready to jump on and


The performance at Polyfest

went well with the group, being

enthusiastically welcomed for its

uniqueness and authenticity. The

students even had the chance to

meet and have their photo taken

with Prime Minister Jacinda Arden.

The Karen Bamboo dance is a

unique dance which illustrates the

story of how, with commitment

and loyalty, those who support one

another can triumph over adversity

and succeed. It requires the dancers

to move gracefully between moving

bamboo sticks without getting their

legs crushed.

Our performance consisted of 8

dancers and 12 hitters who were

required to keep the bamboo

moving with a coordinated beat.

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One thing that will always

remain with us librarians

is our time spent as a

librarian. The library is and

always will be, ‘The Heart

of The School’.

Our school library is definitely a

‘vibe’, am I right? Walk in there

at lunchtimes and there is just a

whole other atmosphere. This year

the lunchtime library sessions have

been a ‘buzz’. From the scholars

finishing off work, to the “Tank

Trouble” computer players, there

is a whole range of activities in our

school library. The library has several

board games and card packs to

borrow at lunch times as well as a

huge selection of books, so don’t

worry we definitely have something

that will be of interest to you.

The librarians try our best to help

Mrs Kumar in any way we can,

if it isn’t with helping out with

the lunchtime activities that

she’s planned, it’s dressing up

mannequins to showcase different

fashions of the variety of cultures

that Māngere College has for

our school language weeks. The

librarians gather every Friday at

form time for sectioning. This is

where Mrs Kumar can address us all

together in one place. The librarians

tidy and put books back into their

appropriate shelves as well as

desensitise and return books. At the

end of every sectioning, Mrs Kumar

always makes sure to give us sweets

as a thank you for helping.

This year, the library had the

pleasure of hosting primary

school students from all around

Māngere for the orientation week.

The primary students took much

interest in the library and its

librarians as they saw that it was fun

to be a librarian. Both Mrs Kumar

and the librarians have helped raise

over $300 for the Cancer Society

by selling daffodils before school,

during interval and lunchtimes. The

library continues to hold Parent,

Student and Teacher meetings,

showcase student’s artwork on

display and it is an impressive place

to show off the varied talents of the


The library continues to provide

students with comfort and a

wonderful environment to work in

not only during the day, but also

before and after school. The Scholars

Club programme runs every

Tuesday and Thursday after school.

It is where students can enjoy a

nice quiet space to finish off work or

meet with their teachers to receive

extra advice and guidance about

their work.

The librarians were saddened to

say goodbye to one of the school’s

teachers and the library’s oldest and

dearest friend, Ms Blackwood. We

wish her nothing but peace, love

and happiness. We hope she has

everything wonderful that life has to

offer in her new place.

The school library has equipped

not only me but also many of

our year 13 students with lifelong

learning skills. It has developed our

imaginations and has helped us

to grow into young mature adults.

It was a pleasure to be part of the

library family. We have made a lot of

friends and memories over the years

that we will treasure forever.

It has been a great year and I’m sure

the library team has many more

great things planned for our library

in the new year.

- Sara-Lee Sigglekow

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Sitting on the floor: Nargis Hussaini, Fetalaiga Mauu, Hser Chri, Roanna Wah, Fatima Hussaini, Hserku Hser, Katherina

Pio, Eh Htaw Kue Wah, and Chu Moo Paw

Sitting on the chairs: Zahra Hussaini, Zahra Ibrahim, Nicholas Ingram, Mrs Kumar, Ms Blackwood, Soana Afu, Abdul

Ahmadi and Lealofi Sanelivi Pio.

Standing: Mele Tonga, Abigail Panuve, Asena Panuve, Josiah Ah-Lam, Reupena Kilipati, Sara-Lee Sigglekow, Tala

Senitofo, Mahdieh Ahmadi, Irene Luafatasaga, Jordan Mauu, Ethan Sigglekow, and Oumaima Ahmat Abdallah.

Standing on chairs: Ali Ibrahim, Kwae Reh, Olathe Taumihau, Etina Kaliopasi, Adyhana Urika Filifilia, Lua Omoregie,

Krizzia Mae Quinones, Saleha Sameem and Madina Salam Khel.

Absent: George Akaiti, Frederick Kata, Alosina Moeai’a Toleafoa, Makarios Siuoalii Lelemia, Alec Ah Lam, Wisdom

Baker, O-Shay Murphy, Me Reh, Abraham Utaatu, Abdirizak Abdulmanan Ahmed, Younis Ahmat Abdallah, Rosemary

Felauai, Poe Myar, Blessing Taituave Fuimaono, Aniket Chand, Grace Mataafa, Thu Nguyen, Katarina Singh and

Saviour Shee.

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Daisy Lavea-Timo

inspires students

More than dirt

From the top of my head to the

soles of my feet I am brown.

In term 4, Daisy Lavea-

Timo was invited to speak

to students in the school


Daisy is a New Zealand born

Sāmoan poet whose work is deeply

rooted in her ancestry and her role

as a tulafale (orator chief). She was

visiting the school as part of the

Writers in Schools programme run

by Read NZ.

“Daisy Lavea-Timo is an excellent,

passionate and moving speaker.”

Librarian Pauline Kumar tells Read

NZ. “Daisy captured her audience;

they were in awe of her.”

“Thank you very much for this

opportunity. Having Daisy at our

school library was the best we could

ever ask for. Staff and students

present cannot stop talking about


During her presentation, Daisy

encouraged Māngere College

student, Alec Ah-Lam, to recite his

poem ‘More than dirt’. Alec had

written his poem ‘More than

dirt’ with the support of Pauline

Kumar and Ms Tupua. The

reading of the poem was quite a

special moment, which brought

some of the listeners to tears.


reading of

the poem

... brought

some of the

listeners to


My skin refers to society’s most

unsatisfying element. Dirt.

That is how you think of me. But I

tell you this, I am more than dirt. I

am dirt that has life with a purpose

to fulfill and from that dirt stems a


Laughter and mockery come from

the mouths of the tall, big trees.

But as soon as time comes and

goes, the plant grows and mockery

from the tall, big trees fade.

Unlike any other tree it brings forth


Fruit of inspiration, motivation and


Now listener, you may ask me

“Who is that tree?”

That is me. The one who was the


-Alec Ah-Lam, 11HI

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Environmental Club

Despite only starting halfway through the year, the

Environmental Club has begun to make many changes

at Māngere College.

We started with a school rubbish audit with the help of ME Family Services

and Para Kore Ki Tamaki. This occasion helped us discover issues with our

garbage. One day of rubbish sorting included over 70kgs of paper going into

general waste bins, not recycling. To counter this problem, we have set up a

roster for students to pick up recycling bins when they’re full.

Attending the Green Jam Sustainability Event has allowed us to interact with

various schools and share ideas during the workshops. This motivated us to

partner up with the Technology Department and the staff room in doing a

composting method called Bokashi. We also made a visit to Visy Recycling,

where we learned how to recycle appropriately. We applied what we learned

from the trip by running an environmental stand at Parent, Student and

Teacher interviews and Māngere Town Centre concentrating on educating all

age groups about Bokashi, Reducing, Reusing and Recycling waste.

- Krizzia Mae Quinones

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The Toko Hauora Programme

continued to strengthen

relationships this year with

year 9 and year 11 form classes

working together to present

their Hauora projects in


A parents’ Fono was held at the Holiday Inn

to gauge their understanding of Hauora.

It was well attended by families including

a former staff member: Tuiataga Fa’afua

Le’avasa-Tautolo. Some of the topics covered

at the Hauora workshops on Wednesdays

involved Kahoot study skills, managing

stress, 5 ways to well-being, emotional

regulation, and cyberbullying. The Toko

Peau Hauora event on 20 September was a

celebration of life and MC connections.

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Student Council:

Year in review

This year’s Student

Council has been great.

Including a large group

of people who had never

been involved in the

Student Council.

Our projects for the year were the

40 Hour Famine and Family Boxes.

The 40 Hour Famine project was a

handball tournament that ran for

a week, where people had to ‘pay

to play’. It was a fun event, and we

raised hundreds of dollars for those

in need.

The Family Boxes project was an

idea that allowed us to give back

to our community. The boxes were

made up of non-perishable items,

household equipment and clothing.

All in all, we’ve enjoyed our time as a

Student Council and thank everyone

who came and was a part of it at

any time this year. We welcome

anyone to join us next year, for more

projects and more fun. Thank you

to Mr Earl and Ms Ward who were

the teachers helping us this year.

Also to Soana, Marietta and Krizzia

Mae who were our senior and junior

representatives for the year.

- Olathe Taumihau 12IM

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On the 11th of June, our

Health Council students

attended the Māngere

Health Council Fono day.

We were one of 6 schools who


A day spent networking, eating,

workshops on student wellbeing

and improving leadership within

health councils.




We are a new student-led group, based around

encouraging and supporting the Christian faith

of our peers.

The group started as a way to have accountability in school but has

quickly become a lot more than that. Our hope for next year is to

expand and develop some project ideas that we can implement

throughout school, but for now, we have a prayer box that is located

in the Stationery Shop that is open for all to use. So if you have any

prayer needs or requests, drop them in the box and we’ll be praying

for you!

- Olathe Taumihau 12IM

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New Media

Club launches

This year we launched a

new media club here at


The aim of the group has been to

learn to create quality media on

a variety of platforms to give our

students the opportunity to share

their stories from their own lens.

Students at Māngere College have

so many different voices to listen

to and options when it comes to

how they consume information.

The stories that they generally

hear about themselves tend to

be told from an outsider and are

often framed negatively. This is

why students at Māngere College

must be the ones to share views

and opinions from their lens, to

change the narrative and to share

the positive stories that they want

to share. The stories about them,

about their school and about their

community of Māngere.

MC Media has been a hive of activity

this year. We have been on a wide

range of trips, including travelling to

Rotorua to attend the launch of the

Child and Youth Wellbeing report

and meet Prime Minister Jacinda

Arden. Through a grant we acquired

some new camera gear which

the students got to choose and

test. And we also got new t-shirts/

hoodies so we can look professional

when filming. We have documented

numerous school events, including

ASB Polyfest and the Performing

Arts Showcase. For the showcase,

MC Media students created videos

which were included as part of the

show. We’ve started a student-run

Facebook page, Instagram account

and Youtube channel. Also during

term 2 we recruited new Sports

Correspondents – who were able to

photograph and report on various

sporting events on social media.

Students have started to build their


in a range of media arts – writing,

videography, and photography and

we hope to develop this further.

We will be carrying on with

MC Media in 2020 so if you are

interested – please come and check

it out!

MC Media would like to

acknowledge Māngere Markets

Trust for the grant we received

for camera equipment. We would

like to thank former MC student

Ernestina Bonsu Maru for her

support during the year and we

would also like to thank Faye Wong

for being a huge support also.

Facebook: @mcmediaclub

Instagram: @Māngerecollege.


Youtube: Māngere College Media

- Ms Latif

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Refugee Activities

Our students attended the

University of Auckland Open

Day this year and travelled

there on a free bus from

Māngere College.

Our bus volunteer ambassador was

a former MC student, Aisha Oziullah.

Aisha is in her second year of studies

at the University of Auckland, so it

was inspiring for our students to see

someone succeeding in University who

has come from a similar background.

It was an awesome and inspiring day

discovering the learning opportunities

that are right for our students.

‘I checked out the lectures and explored

new interests in Drama, Health Studies,

Film and Television. It was interesting

to hear lecturers talk about jobs and

industries that students can work in.’ -

Oumaima Ahmat Abdallah



Ruth Luketina is farewelled by refugee students in term 3.


Refugee Mentoring was

held weekly for 4 weeks

this year by former

Māngere College student

Eh Doh Soe.

Here are some comment from the


‘I set goals every day and I knew how

to achieve them.’

‘Time management. Use it wisely,

use time effectively to meet my


‘There are 84,600 seconds in a day.’

‘Always ask questions,’

‘Take notes, write new words, find

their meanings.’

‘Stick to a timetable.’

‘Learn how to be committed to your

To-Do list.’

‘Never give up as English is our

second language, so this will push

me to my goal.’

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Red Cross Group

Red Cross is an amazing organisation helping people in


One of the ways we supported Red

Cross this year is by our Red Cross

team participating in Red Cross

Journeys. Students were given a

pedometer by Red Cross to record

their steps. They then had to walk

10,000 steps a day to raise funds

with the help of some generous

sponsors. The money raised was

donated to Red Cross.

Our schools Red Cross members

also held regular Sandwich Days.

On Thursdays, a group of students

met at the hot spot to make and

sell sandwiches for a few weeks.

The ingredients on the sandwiches

were butter, mayonnaise, tomato

and grated cheese. At lunchtime,

they sold the sandwiches, along

with muffins, apples and water to

our senior and junior students. All

the vegetables that were put in the

sandwiches are from our school


Students bought the $1 sandwiches

for their friends, and even the

teachers were buying them. The

students enjoyed the teamwork,

learnt customer service, money

handling skills and there was a

beautiful community spirit. It

was so awesome seeing all those

sandwiches sold in record time! This

year we managed to fundraise $365

which was donated to Red Cross.

It was fun because we all worked

very hard to help people in need,

and we also worked well together as

a team.

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Walking in the

‘Wingspan of

those toes’


Stars from New Zealand’s

2019 blockbuster comedy,

Take Home Pay, left their

unmistakeable footprints

on the minds and hearts

of Māngere College’s first

wave of Film Academy


King of comedy, Tofiga Fepuleai

(Laughing Samoans) and Ronnie

“Longi” Taulafo (WHAT Now) were

joined by Director and Producers,

Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa and his

sister Abba-Rose, in an afternoon of

laughter and inspiration.

The MC Film Academy Year 9 and

10 students have been working on

several original short film scripts.

Their mission is to write, film and

produce their short films in time for

a big premiere during Wider Living

Week in Term 4.

From August to October, the film

academy students hosted several

NZ film, television and stage

performers in their Wednesday after

school ‘Wider Talanoa Sessions’,

which included former Māngere

College head boy, Mosese Veaila,

who made his screen debut and

first major acting role on TV3’s

biopic – JONAH; the life and career

of the late NZ Rugby great Jonah


‘It was good to have Mosese come

back to talk to us. If you think about

it, he was just like us. He did Drama

Club when he was here, and he

followed that dream all the way to

the NZ Drama School in Wellington.

We’re doing the same thing in our

Film Academy. Soon, we’ll be out

there doing great things in Film,’

said 10BM student Sallyrita Anthony.

The kaupapa for the Academy

is to create opportunities for our

students to tell their stories.

- Hermann Arp

‘They encouraged us to tell our

stories because that’s what is

needed’ said 10ZA student Manoa


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Outward Bound


Going to Outward Bound

has been the best thing that

has ever happened in my


Outward Bound was an exciting

expedition that was not only physically

and mentally challenging, but you

also had to learn about others and the

outdoor environment. It helped me to

learn that you are stronger and more

valuable than you could ever imagine.

Outward Bound taught me to push

myself beyond all my limitations and

to also step out of my comfort zone.

Through Outward Bound I have been

able to accomplish so much not only

in my course but in my life too. I credit

part of who I am today to Outward

Bound. It was truly life-changing.

- Sylvia Faingaanuku

Spirit of


When I was offered the

opportunity to spend

ten days on the Spirit of

Adventure Trip, my answer

was a simple YAS.

One of my highlights was when

the third mate burst through the

doors to tell us there was a group

of dolphins on the port side. The

ocean was so beautiful, and it was

mesmerising to watch dolphins.

I ignored my deadly fear of dying

at the fins of a shark and dove

into the water. I then found myself

swimming amongst the dolphins. I

never thought I would ever tick that

item off my bucket list.

sailing past remote islands and

I was able to befriend people

from all over New Zealand.

This voyage transformed me in

ways I cannot begin to explain.

- Marietta-Ann Mailo Slade

We also got to see whales, had

bonfires on various beaches, went

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This year was our school’s first time

being a part of the United Nations

Youth group.

I was one of about 60 students in the Auckland

and Waitakere regions to take up the role as a High

School Ambassador. In this role I had to hold a Model

United Nations event, and I did so alongside the

HSAs of Auckland Girls Grammar School, Aorere

College and Wesley College. Our event was held at

Aorere College and was a day full of fun, food and

debates. It was a great way to make connections

and enjoy the company of other indigenous young

people, because often in UN Youth spaces, there isn’t

much of that. I look forward to holding another event

next year.

- Olathe Taumihau 12IM

Young, Free and Pasifika

The Young, Free and

Pasifika Conference

began their National

Launch and Pacific Fono

organised by Affirming

Works on Tuesday 21st

May at the Māngere Arts


The theme was ‘We are more than

you see’ with its focus on young

Pacific women from different high

schools around Auckland, exploring

their identity, embracing their

value and being empowered to be

whatever they want to be.

The event was opened in prayer

by Dr Siautu Alefaio, Educational

Psychologist, before the address

from MP Hon Aupito William Sio

followed by Ann-Helen Nuualiitia,

CEO Affirming Works. Keynote

speakers were Siuea Cocker,

powerlifter and recent police

graduate, Grace Kara, Silver Fern

and Laidlaw College graduate and

Nita Faleasiu, Performing Arts HOD

McAuley High and GenX Founder.

The girls participated in Music,

Dance and Spoken Word workshops

producing a performance at the

end of the event reflecting what

it means to be Pacific. The young,

free, Pacific women from Māngere

College left the conference in high

spirits, having made friends and

feeling inspired by the speakers.

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How Much Does This Cost?

Previous Māngere College student Vinesh Kumaran held an exhibition at the Māngere Arts Centre in

term 2 and invited some Year 12 Art students to come along to view it and have a conversation with the

artist himself.

The exhibition, ‘How Much Does This

Cost’, is a documentary portrait of

business owners in Māngere Town

Centre. The images show the owners

inside or in front of their stores and

brings much more depth to these

stores that people in this community

walk past every day. The students

enjoyed looking at the life-sized

photographs and listening to the

stories behind them. They felt quite

connected to the art as they know

the stores well and it gave everyone

a new perspective to the way they

viewed the Māngere Town Centre


We are grateful to Vinesh for

speaking to our students about

his exhibition and his journey as

an artist. The students were blown

away to hear how successful you can

be as an artist and it all started right

here in the Māngere College Art


We’re Aware

A group of students went to Māngere East

Primary School in term 3 with the STRIVE

community trust to help young students

learn about how to recycle, what to do if you

break an arm and how to fit you have to be to

become a police officer.

The overall experience on this day was fun and

cool seeing what they experience in real-life


- Fetalaiga Mauu

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Year 12 and 13 Art students visited the Waiheke Island Sculpture walk on March 21, going by bus and

ferry, then walking on the coastal trail.

The purpose of this trip was to view large scale outdoor artworks in context, as well as experience the panoramic

ocean distance city views along the Matiatia coastal walkway. All of the students thoroughly enjoyed the journey as

much as the destination. Many of the sculptures were interactive, so students had fun touching, walking through and

even standing on some of the artworks. The ferry ride was equally enjoyable, with perfect weather and a refreshing

sea breeze the gulf harbour never looked so good. It was a great trip.

- Mike Christo

Art Department



Our Head Girl, Julienne Niko, was awarded a Pat Hanly

Creativity Awards 2019 on August 24th at an evening

presentation ceremony at the Auckland Art Gallery.

Nominations for this award were offered to all high schools

in the Auckland region for Year 13 students who have

demonstrated outstanding creativity, imagination and

commitment to the visual arts. All selected recipients were

asked to submit an artist’s statement and an image of their

work to complete the entry.

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During term 2, the refurbishment of the D Block art rooms was completed and we had a blessing of the rooms on

Friday 24th of May from Matua Maehe. Mr Christo, Ms Wade and the Art students are enjoying the new working



This term we’ve been blessed to have Jay Mason visiting us as a

student teacher in the Art Department. Jay was a former student at

MC from 1982-1986 and here he is pictured next to Te Pou Whakairo

- named ‘Te Korowai o te Matauranga’ (the cloak of knowledge)

that he carved for the school in October 2008. The Pou Whakairo is

located outside the Auditorium and is a special icon of mana for our




Nga Hau Māngere Birthing Centre opened in Māngere

in March this year. The building features artwork in the

foyer by some of our Māngere College students. The art

was created in Wider Living Week last year by Year 9 and

10 students.

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Commerce Department

It was an exciting year for Accounting, Economics and Business students.

We started the year with the

‘Business is Awesome’ workshop

with other schools where students

created products, marketed them

and sold them within the day. It was

a real-life entrepreneurial experience

for our students which in turn

yielded positive results. The winning

team had one of our Māngere

College students - Herilla Salu.

In March, the Commerce students

went to Wellington for an

educational experience. It was a

very successful trip as students

learnt so many things from

running debates in parliament,

about money, how it works and

also how banks operate. We had a

tour of Parliament and met with

Honourable Aupito William Sio, our

local Māngere MP. We also got the

opportunity to meet the speaker

of the house - Honourable Trevor

Mallard. He took us to his chamber

and showed us around and was

very encouraging and motivating

towards our students. We also

visited the Reserve Bank Museum

and attended a presentation there.

Finally, our visit to Museum of New

Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa was an

eye-opener for our students. They

saw the war memorial display and

were quite overwhelmed by what

they saw. For some students, it was

the first time travelling in a plane

and first time staying in a hotel.

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English: Creative Writing


This activity required students to implement a variety of the skills below in 10 sentences describing a superhero and/or

supervillain without telling who the character is. This is called ‘Show not Tell’.

Students learned about sentence construction;

• simple sentences

• compound sentences

• complex sentences

• conjunctions

• descriptive language; nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, synonyms, similes and metaphors.

I didn’t ask to be the way I am,

but now I have the capabilities to

destroy an entire city in one fit of

anger. I hate the fury that now runs

through my veins with no cure,

but one sees me for myself. They

only see the mutant beast that

causes nothing but destruction.

They recognize me because I glow

a radiant colour. I try not to let the

anger take hold of me, but it’s out

of control. I bleed a profuse green

colour and that’s all they see. I want

to be normal, but it’s too hard for me.

Who am I?

By Lily-Ann Hauraki 9EA

My power is beyond any mortals measure. My

dark soul isn’t written from fate nor destiny.

There’s a fury that ignites inside me. My

birthplace contains an entity of heavenly

power. I am anything but normal, but that’s

what I want to be. I have a demonic form

that takes over my body so I hide it with a

cloak. My father is a soldier of destruction

and I am a titan of light and justice. I have

recently trapped my father inside a crystal

and I wear the crystal around my head. I

consider my allies to be my family and will

do anything to protect them. If I let my

emotions take over I can destroy the whole

world. Who am I?

By Kasey Wehi 9EA

I am a creature of the night and I can be very

sneaky at times. You may never find out my

true identity as I hide behind a black mask

and a skin-tight black suit. I’m well known

for my love-hate relationship with Batman. I

am a villain to some, but from other people’s

points of view, I am considered a hero. Some

people don’t understand me for many reasons.

In my opinion, I think people are just in the

way and also just a waste of time. Be careful,

I could easily fool you as one of my specialities

is trickery. I am swift and very cautious of my

surroundings, which is why you may never see

me at times. The weapon I carry is a whip. I’ve

crossed and recrossed the villain and antiheroine

line. Who am I?

By Jaedyn Farrell

My power is worth more

than a thousand souls on

earth. The monstrosity

inside is fighting to break

free - if so then let me be. I

try my best to control it, but

it feels like I’m strangling

myself. People are my

priority, my power is my

life. Who am I?

By Mairangi Gilbert

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The atmosphere was

thick with emotion, the

air sterile and piercing

my nose as I waited for

the procedure to begin.

As Alicia and I stood by

the observation window,

the door to the room

below swung open and in

stepped John, as pale as

the asylum clothes he wore

and devoid of any emotion.

He was followed by nurses

and a couple of doctors.

His body was an empty

carcass, I saw no soul or

emotion within him. He

walked to the end of the

hospital bed before the

nurses helped him with

his robe and prepared him

for insulin shock therapy.

I proposed a question to

Alicia, one which put the

ordeal of schizophrenia

into perspective. She has

no idea what John is going

through. She thinks this

will help him with his

delusions and she can

have her husband back.

The man that she fell in

love with. How Naive. John

looked up to meet her

gaze and pleaded to her

without saying a word.

He had no need to. His

eyes told the story of pain

and torment he had been

through. He didn’t know

what was going

to happen to

him, and you

could see he

was afraid. Alicia placed

her hand upon the glass

in outreach to him. I’m not

sure if it was for sympathy,

or for the guilt of putting

her husband through

this. Either way, it was

not going to stop the

procedure from going on.

The nurse administered

the insulin, and the

effects of it were almost

immediate. It was

moving through his

bloodstream, decreasing

his blood sugar levels and

causing hypoglycemia.

Falling out of the grip of

consciousness, he looked

up at Alicia for one last

plea for help, but she no

longer had control over

anything. She retracted

her arm from the window

where it had been

comforting John, before

he fell unconscious. The

nurses then connected a

breathing tube through

his nostrils, and placed

sticks into his mouth to

prevent him from biting

down and destroying his

teeth. After some time, he

began his first seizure. The

convulsions were quite

severe and


so much

so that Alicia

could not look. I suppose

no one would enjoy the

view of a loved one going

through such motions,

but nevertheless, it did

not bother me. She asked

how long his treatment

would last, I told her 5

times a week for 10 weeks.

She winced. The thought

of more seizures did not

entertain her mind. It

didn’t affect me the way

it did her. I’ve been head

of this institute for a long

time and seen many a

situation like this. A loved

one kissed by the devil,

tormented every single

day with no end. And a

lover, caught between the

disorder they have, and

the unconditional love

they have for their spouse.

This is easy money for me.

They’ll believe anything I

say, as long as they have

their spouse returned

without the disorder they

had when they were given

to me. Caring for the

patient and making sure

they are comfortable is all a

show. They have no use to

me other than the money

that their family keep

handing to me in order to

make them normal.

John is an extraordinary

man with superior

intelligence. I’m quite

impressed by him, it’s

simply a shame that he

won’t retain his brains after

the therapy. This does not

cure him, but puts him

into a vegetative state

dependant on me for a

constant supply of drugs

to keep him that way. Alicia

won’t think twice about

buying them, she’s fallen

too deeply in love with

John to realise the horror

of my work. But I’m not

complaining. As long as

she is buying my drugs, I

am a happy man.

- Nicholas Ingram

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ESOL Department



These accounts of the trip to the Māngere Bridge Library are written by students from the ESOL

Department. ESOL stands for English as a Second Language and is also known as EAL (English as an

Additional Language). These students are on a journey with their English - beginning from little or no

English at all.

On Monday 27th May 2019, the Year 9 and 10

ESOL class students went to the Māngere

Bridge Library for a trip. We had to meet

Mack at 11:30am. Mack introduced himself

and another man named Shane.

Shane showed us what types of books there

were. There was non fiction, fiction, teen

reading and children books. The trip was fun.

It was good to meet Mack and Shane.

After everything we all ate in the library. We

ate sandwiches and muffins.

- Tani Edwin

Dear Mack and Shane,

Thank you for the opportunity and how you helped

each one of us on Monday. I know you tried to teach

us how to use the computer and find some books to

read to help our English.

I really liked looking for some books and looking

around the library.

My name is Jonathan Iosefa.

I’m from Samoa.

I like playing sports like rugby and basketball.

Once again I hope to come and meet you some time.

Yours sincerely,


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On Wednesday 31st July a group of

senior students from our ESOL classes

took public transport into Eden Park to

see the Nelson Mandela exhibition.

Armed with 21 AT Hop cards, we made

our way on the 309 bus then caught an

outer-link to Dominion Road/Valley road

intersection and walked to Eden Park.

We had lunch outside Eden Park then we

were shown around the exhibition. There

was a lot to learn about this great man’s life

and his achievements. There were photos

from his childhood and his time in prison as

well as the time after he was released.

It was a busy day but it was a great chance

to see the exhibition and how we could get

around easily using public transport.


Here are some photos of the

daffodils which were planted

last year by the Year 9 ESOL

class. This class learnt about

plants as a topic during the


“I learnt how to prepare the pots

ready to sow the seeds, prepare

the ground to plant the seedlings,

weed correctly - making sure I pull

out the root, and also to water the

plants with a fine spray.

Growing your own vegetables is

both satisfying and beneficial as

they taste fresher.

Gardening is a fun physical


Harvesting and being able to

take vegetables home helps our


- Fatima Hussaini, Abigail

Panuve, Mele Tonga and Latai


48 Mangere College - 2019



shelves and hanging up the shoes.

I also learnt great customer service

skills, and I had the added bonus

of getting to know the other

staff members. I started my work

experience on Wednesday 14th of

August 2019, and I worked every

Wednesday during the school term.

This year I had an interesting

work experience at the Airport


This was a great opportunity as

I gained experience in serving

customers, sorting clothes on

The assessments are based on skills

and experience that we learnt from

working in the Warehouse doing

customer service.

It was sad to say goodbye to all the

members that we were working

with. This has been a valuable

experience for me as it will allow me

to gain part-time work in the future.

- Miraclerena Misa


In early March I started

work experience in Civil

Engineering with a company

named Kerry Dines Ltd.

I gained a lot of knowledge, as well

as a stronger understanding of

this career path. This experience

has introduced me to a lot of

hardworking people that were

mentoring me and encouraging

me to do well.

In the beginning, my job was to

observe what the workers were

doing so I would get a better

understanding of the job. I quickly

learned that you must be a

problem-solver and remain alert.

For example, double-checking the

blueprints to see if they’re correct

before using machinery to do the

earthworks. Some of the tasks that

I helped with was taking down

the fences, getting the equipment

ready, spotting – looking out

when people are digging in case a

pipeline was damaged. I observed

and helped with the installation

of cesspit and stormwater drains.

I learned how necessary it is to

calculate and be accurate when

installing a cesspit so there is

no interference with the other

underground services.

This experience has created many

possibilities for me in my future

pathway. I enjoyed my time and

gained experience. I recommend

doing a gateway placement, not just

for the credits but for the journey

that’s ahead.

- Aaron Koiatu

‘I very quickly

learned that

you must be

a problemsolver



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Cook Islands Language Week


Language Week

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2019 began with a stunning and kind educator, Shi 老 师 . The Year 9

class started learning essential Chinese expressions, for example,

Nǐ hǎo and Zàijiàn, which means Hello and Goodbye. While the Year

10 students went over what they learned last year, alongside the

stroke orders.

Term 2 started with a new Chinese

Club on Tuesday lunchtimes, in S7.

We learned about China, watched

films, made paper patterns and

some bracelets. During classes,

we have adapted new vocabulary,

connectives and sentence

structures to improve our selfintroductions.

For term 3, the Year 10 Mandarin

Class explored the historical

backdrop of Chinese dress, building

structures and literature from the

past dynasties to the present. The

Year 9 classes had fun attending

a Qi Gong workshop and adapted

a few advantages it can bring to

your wellbeing. During Chinese

Language Week, students made

some Cherry Bloom Blow paintings

on Tuesday in the library. Whilst Year

10 and Year 11 students displayed

some classroom expressions at staff


Year 10 students are looking at

completing NCEA presentation

standards for term 4 while Year 11

students will be sitting their NCEA

Mandarin exams.

- Krizzia Mae Quinones

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Te Reo Māori


Matua John Kingi

Whāia te iti kahurangi

ki te tūohu koe me he

maunga teitei.

Seek the treasure you value most

dearly: if you bow your head, let it be

to a lofty mountain.

This year we had the pleasure of

adding another kaiako reo Māori to

our whānau. Matua John Kingi, also

known as Matua Hone who hails

from Whangarei Terenga Paraoa, in

the north. It has been another busy

year in the Te Reo Māori Classes with

Te Matatini, Polyfest, Matariki, and Te

Wiki o Te reo Māori. Our teina have

been busy learning and building

relationships while also finding new

passions for te Reo Māori. Whereas,

our pakeke have been busy with

internals and preparing themselves

mentally for externals.


It has been a great first year in our

Māori language class with our teina.

Lots of relationship building, fun and

laughter, tears and kōrero, learning

and understanding. This class love

kēmu especially PAKO! The students

can be very hardworking, helping,

and supportive of each other. This

class has really come together nicely

and enjoy learning Te Reo Māori and

are always eager to learn more and

challenge themselves to be better.

The kaupapa that we have learnt

this year have been Ko wai ahau,

Tōku Whanau, Matariki, Huarere

and Hākinakina. Tūwhitia te hopo,

mairangatia te angitū!

TAU 10

Our Year 10 tauira have

been developing their

knowledge and reo a

lot this year. The topics

we have covered are

matariki, marae, powhiri,

whakairo, tangata

rongonui, hākinakina

and most importantly

about themselves, who

they are and where they

come from. They are a

strong bunch of tauira,

a very diverse lot, with very different

interests. We look forward to seeing

them thrive as seniors next year.

Kia kaha rā koutou, ngā rangatira ō


TAU 11

The amount of new experiences

and fun we have had in our NCEA

Level 1 class was exceptional,

bested by the learning we have

achieved in our classroom. The

topics we covered were Ko ahau,

Tōku Whānau, Matariki, Hui Marae,

Tunu kai and many more. The cool

part about this bunch of students

was that they were all ready to learn

but they were all so diverse in how

they needed to learn. It was a great

learning curve for us as teachers but

more importantly, a space for tauira

to grow and to become the young

adults they strive to be. Ehara taku

toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa



TAU 12 & 13

This year for our pakeke in Te Reo

Māori we have worked really hard

to pass our internals and study

for our external NCEA exams. Our

numbers in the class have changed

a lot throughout the year and have

also changed the dynamics of the

class. In saying that, the kaupapa we

have been researching and learning

have helped build the confidence

in our own reo Māori. We have

learnt about our own marae and

goals, Te Matatini, The History of Te

Reo Māori, Purakau, Powhiri and

Tangihanga, Te Ao Torangapū and

Tangata Rongonui. Ahakoa ngā

piki me ngā heke, ka whawhai tonu


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Mau Rakau



This year, Māngere College

has taken an opportunity to

introduce Te Whare Tu Taua

o Aotearoa, who have spread

not only Nationally, but also to

Dubai, Canada, Australia, Japan,

Singapore and to many more


Here at Māngere College for Mau

Rakau, the students are under the

stewardship of Chris Wiremu POU

8, Haven Henare-Heke POU 3 and

Tiahomai Henare-Heke POU 4.

Just like Karate and other Martial

Arts, the Mau Rakau Programme

also have different grades and uses

colours to represent the different

grades. The Māngere College

students have their training during

school on Wednesdays period 4 and

Friday period 5. Mau Rakau teaches

positive qualities like; respect to

the kaupapa, responsibility to

themselves, commitment to their

training and being humble about

what they learn in Te Whare Tu

Taua o Aotearoa. Students have

been able to apply these qualities

to themselves, academics, home

life, whanau and their peers. To

conclude I would like to take this

opportunity to say a big thank you

to Mr Whipp for your unconditional

support and always being there to

fix the little things that are missed.

Nga Mihi Nui

Matua Maehe Nuku

Our Kapa Haka group, along

with Matua Maehe, Whaea

Arihana, Ms Potini and Ms Latif

went to Ihumatāo for the day in

term 3.

The students were able to learn

through the experience of a pohiri

from the kaitiaki of Ihumatāo. We

then had the pleasure of listening to

korero from Qiane Matata-Sipu and

Hake Wilson, who are mana whenua

of Ihumatao. They explained to the

students the troubled history of

Ihumatao, how the land had been

wrongfully confiscated, polluted

multiple times and then explained

the current situation of Fletchers

and the Special Housing Area that

they are wanting to build on sacred


Our students then had the chance

to meet NZ Race Relations Minister

Meng Foon who happened to be

visiting for the day. Next we heard

korero from Annette Morehu who

is a scriptwriter for Shortland Street.

We then sang a few waiata for the

kaitiaki, got to ask a few questions

and then lent a helping hand by

painting planter boxes and moving

some building material. The most

important aspect of the day was

being on the whenua to gain our

understanding and opinions on

what is happening at Ihumatāo.

Kapa Haka group

visits Ihumatāo

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Malaga i Samoa 2019


O se fiafiaga ma se

mitamitaga i loto o fanau

aemaise susuga i alii

ma tama’ita’i faiaoga

sa o matou malaga, le

matamata ma toe va’ava’ai

i si o matou atunuu o


O se malaga ina a matagofie ma

le manaia. Sa matou asiasi i le

tele o mata’aga ma le anoanoa’i

o nisi o nofoaga sa aafia i le tele

o faalavelave sa tutupu i aso ua

mavae. Ua avea lenei malaga e fai

ma molimau i le tele o tala tuu ma

tala o le vavau sa matou a’oa’oina

ma fa’atalatalanoa i totonu o le potu

a’oga. Ae le gata i lea o lenei foii

malaga ua matou te va’ava’ai ai i

nofoaga sa mafua mai ai nei tala.

Sa vaaia lava le fiafia o le fanau i

la matou faigamalaga. Sa iai foi le

avanoa matou te feiloai ai ma nai

o matou aiga sa matou valavala i

le tele o tausaga, ae ua avea lenei

malaga ma avanoa matou te toe

feiloai ai. O le fiafiaga tele lea i o

matou loto ona sa tele lava le aoga i

ai matou le fanau aemaise lava i uso

ma tuagane faato’a asia ma vaai i le

atunuu o Samoa.

The purpose of our trip to Samoa

was to further our understanding

and knowledge of our Samoan

heritage and culture. We left for

Samoa on Friday, 27th of September

and returned to New Zealand on

12th of October.

It was a great experience as we

were able to visit and see some of

the places that we read about and

studied in class. There are a lot of

Samoan legends but this is the

first time we were able to see for

ourselves some of the evidence and

proof of these legends and myths,

We managed to walk up to the top

of Mount Vaea where the wellknown

author and writer Robert

Louis Stevenson is buried. Mt Vaea

is also known in one of the Samoa

legends and the pool is called

“Loimata o Apaula’’.

In Savaii, we were able to enjoy a lot

of famous attractions like CANOPY

WALKWAY in Falealupo Village,

Ana o Nafanua i Falealupo, Ana o

Sa’a i Paia, Ana o Pe’ape’a i Letui

and Swimming with the Turtles

in Satoalepai. There were so many

exciting places in Savaii. Our group

was invited by the Rev Minister of

the Methodist Church, his wife and

the Parish in Asau for lunch. An ‘Ava’

Ceremony was performed and our

group was gifted with leis and laei.

Faafetai Metotisi Asau.

Another exciting island our group

visited was Manono Island. We

travelled by boat from Manono-uta

to Manono-tai. We had an amazing

boat trip around the island before

we were dropped off then had a

walk around the island. Sanele

Ioane’s family kindly prepared for us

a delicious lunch and then we went

back to the mainland.

The final part of our Malaga was

travelling around Upolu. We had

an amazing experience at the Le

Tosua and To Le sua. We spent

an afternoon at the Piula Pools

enjoying the cool and refreshing

water. On our last Sunday we

attended the 10.00am Mass at the

Mulivai Catholic Cathedral, and we

met up with students from other

New Zealand schools.

Our last stop in Upolu was at the

Beach Fales at Tafatafa. We had

great fun cooking Samoan food and

then got to eat with our billets. It

was an enjoyable trip.

We want to thank the teachers, Mrs

Ah Sam, Mr Fesuluai, Ms Tualaulelei,

ex-students, Salome Wright and

Pamata Toleafoa for making this trip

a memorable and exciting one.

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Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa


Ua malumaunu le fogatia aua ua atoa aliiseu ma o latou

soaseu. Oute le toe seu tafilia la le na’a ae o le a ou seu

matatoaga aua le fuifui na toto ifo oa maotaga.

Talofa, talofa, talofa lava.

In Term 2 Week 5 Mangere College

celebrated Samoan Language

week. On the 26 of May 2019, the

Samoan Language classes attended

the Opening Ceremony at De La

Salle. This service was hosted by

the Fotu o Malama Association.

The event was student-driven as

they fulfilled key roles in the service.

Fa’ailuga Leuluai, represented

Mangere College through the

reading of the scriptures. This is an

ideal opportunity for students to

celebrate through our cultural and

traditional performances. It was

good to see the parents’ support

and other schools participating in

this program. Surprisingly it was also

exciting and vibrant because of the

enthusiasm the students displayed

and efforts to improve the use of the

Samoan language in schools and in

this country.

O Samoa o le Atunuu ua uma ona

tofi, ua uma ona tu’umatamaga

mea uma. O lau aganuu ma lau

gagana o lou fa’asinomaga. O lou

fa’asinomaga foi o lou tofi lea mai le


O le Vaiaso lona lima o le Kuata lona

lua sa faamanatuina ai le Vaiaso o

le Gagana Samoa. Sa tatalaina lenei

fa’amoemoe i le Aso Sa 26 o Me 2019

i le Kolisi a tama o De La Salle. Sa

vaaia le faatumulia o lenei nofoaga

i laumua mai i isi Kolisi aemaise o

le lagolago a matua sa faapea ona

auai i lenei faamoemoe. Sa faateia

le vaai, na lagona foi le fiafia ma le

faagaeetia ona o le finafinau a alo

ma fanau ina ia faaolaola le gagana

i totonu o aoga aemaise o lenei


Sa faatinoina e le matou aoga se

pese e faatatau i le saolotoga a

Samoa aemaise se siva faitaga.



I tapenapenaga o le Vaiaso o

le Gagana Samoa i totonu o

le Kolisi o Magele, sa matou

faamanatu lava ma taumafai

e saili se isi ituaiga faatinoga e

faalauiloa ai le vaiaso.

Sa matou tapenaina se tautalaga

(presentation) e faailoa ai le

mafuaaga e taua ai le Tutoatasi,

aemaise tagata taua sa latou

taumafai mo se tatou saolotoga ae

le gata i lea o le faamatalaina o nisi

o vaega o le aganuu Samoa. O lenei

faamoemoe, ina ia faalauaiteleina

le malamalama ma le silafia o nisi o

faiaoga mai isi atunuu. Sa tapenaina

o meaai Samoa mo le malu taeao

mai lava le Aso Gafua seia paia le

Aso Faraile.

Ao le Aso Faraile 31 o Me, na tapunia

aloai ai le Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa,

lea sa faafoeina foi e le aoga a Teine

o le Kalama i Aukilani. E moi lava e

lei toetele ni aoga sa auai ae sa vaaia

foi le sogasoga a alo ma fanau i a

latou tapenaga i lea aso. Sa faia foi

ni polokalame, sa vaevaeina i vaega

ma faia ai ni galuega faatino aua le

faalauteleina o le malamalama o

tamaiti i le oa ma le aoga tele o le

gagana Samoa. Sa faapea foi ona auai

atu nisi o sui o le Vasega 13 Samoa

latou te fesoasoani i le taitaiina o nisi

o vaega sa faia i lea aso. Sa tele se

aoga sa latou maua mai ai aua ua

latou filogia ma isi o tamaiti, mai isi

aoga latou te le masani. E ui lava i le

to’agaogao ae sa vaaia le fiafia ma

le finafinau o alo ma fanau ina ia

faamanatuina pea le tapuniina o le

vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa.

E ese lota mimita ae vaai atu o

sagisagi fiafia le fanau e fia iloa le ta

gagana, aemaise foi o a tatou tu ma

aga masani ai aua fai mai upu a le


Aso muamua Ianuari le masina,

1962 lona tausaga.

Samoa lou aso soifua lena.

Mai le tele o tausaga sa e nofo


I lalo le vaavaaiga a Atunuu tetele,

O Siamani, Niu Sila ma Peretania.

Viia Leatua i lana tausiga,

Ua e aulia manuia.

Tele nei tausaga o lou olaga,

Ua e saoloto mai i aga faapologa.

Ua e fiafia, ma ua e ataata.

Ua e fiafia, ma ua e ataata.

Talu ai Malietoa Tanumafili,

Tupua Tamasese, Mataafa Iosefo.

Sa latou saili mo se Tutoatasi.

O ai?


atunuu, “a leai se gagana, ua leai se

aganuu. A leai se aganuu, ona po ai

lea o le nuu.” O le mea lea ia tatou

faataua le ta gagana aua o fea ma

fea o lenei lalolagi oloo e nofo ai

ae sisi ifo lava lou faamalama e te

mitamita lava i lau gagana ma lau


O se faamatalaga puupuu lena e

tusa foi ma le faamoemoe taua

sa feagai ai nisi o aoga maluluga

i totonu o Aukilani aemaise si

ou laumua nei o Magele. Oute

faamoemoe ma faalagolago i le

tama o i le lagi na te faamatala ma

faamalamalama atili le aoga ma le

taua o lea vaiaso i tama ma teine i

totonu o Niu Sila nei.

Afai ua sipa le lamaga faamagalo

mai le auauna aua e poto le tautai

ae iai lava le taimi e sasi ai. Soifua ma

ia Manuia.

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This year was an exciting year for the Maths

Department as they were involved in running the

South Auckland Mathematics Competition (SAMC)

for the first time.

The Head of Mathematics, Katalina Ma, was a co-ordinator

of the event and involved our students in the SAMC events

this year.

The final event for the South Auckland Mathematics

Challenge was held here at Māngere College where we

hosted 7 other schools in the area. Our Year 9 and 10 teams

represented our school well and used the opportunity to

prepare for the regional competition. Newshub came along

to the event and interviewed Ms Ma.

“We want them to enjoy maths, I want them to know it’s

cool to do maths, and it’s cool for girls to do it,” Katalina Ma,

SAMC co-ordinator, says.

Math Week for 2019 was held in term 3. This year showed an

increase in participation of staff and students for questions

of the day as well as participating teams for the first

Teachers vs Students mini Mathex competition. The Year 10

team, consisting of 10TI students came out victorious over

the undercover mathematically able PE teachers.

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Hoparonee, Jordan and Sallyrita with ACE Brass Ensemble

Throughout the course

of 2019, our junior music

students were treated

to interactive workshops

and a concert outing

thanks to the Auckland

Philharmonia Orchestra

(APO) Connecting



MONTH 2019:



Our music students were

invited to perform for a special

NZ Music Month Showcase

Concert at Māngere East

Library, on Tuesday 28 March.

These events were an opportunity

for students to explore classical

music, the orchestra and orchestral

instruments and be inspired by these

professional full-time musicians. The

interactive workshops with ACE Brass,

Mousika Ensemble and Associate

Concertmaster Liu-yi Rettallick were

thoroughly enjoyed by all as well as

the Discovery Concert at the Auckland

Town Hall, broadening our students’

musical horizons.


Vera Wilson (Yr 13), Adyhana Urika

Filifilia (Yr 11) and Caylis Masinamua

(Yr 9), along with Reupena Kilipati

(Yr 12) on percussion, were invited

to perform at ‘Soul Lounge 2’

on Saturday 30 March, which

showcased outstanding musical

talent in our community. It was an

honour for VIA to perform at the

Māngere Arts Centre alongside

many incredible musicians such as

Ministry of Tone, Tommy Nee, Emily

Muli and Summer Vaha’akolo.

Martha and Kiana with the Mousika


It was a fantastic performance goal

for our music students to work

towards. It was a fun and supportive

platform for them to let their talents

shine. And of course, what better

way to celebrate NZ Music Month

than by seeing and hearing from

the next generation of young NZ


Performers before and after the concert

The audience was treated to a

variety of performances by both

junior and senior music students,

including the ‘Dolce’ and ‘Local

Vocals’ Vocal Quartets, VIA Trio,

VIA trio performing

Noteworthy Choir and a beautiful

guitar duo by Agnes Talataina and

Esther Andrews.

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In the last two weeks of April,

Year 11 student Adyhana Urika

Filifilia performed as a part of

the Sinarella Production at the

Māngere Arts Centre.

Sinarella was a heartfelt twist on the

fairytale story, Cinderella, performed

with a South Auckland flavour.

Not only was Adyhana a part of

the ensemble cast, she also was

featured as a vocal soloist in a pivotal

part of the production, performing

a stunning rendition of the Andra

Day song, “Rise Up”. Despite a

demanding rehearsal schedule and

a total of 15 public shows, Adyhana

thrived in the spotlight and

thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Adyhana was also chosen as the

Māngere College Wayfinder for

the final instalment of Southside

Rise: Revolution – an uplifting

theatrical show that challenged

South Auckland stereotypes

and celebrated the strength of

community, unity and self-worth.

Rounding off the year, Adyhana

auditioned alongside hundreds of

other young performing artists for a

chance to be mentored by, and work

alongside Parris Goebel. GIRL, was

featured at the 2019 Tempo Festival

with three sold out shows. The show,

created by Parris, looked into the

journey females take to discover

their inner power.

Adyhana was also honoured in a

select group of highly commended

nominations at the 2019 Girl Boss

Awards - awards that celebrate

young leaders who defy stereotypes

and create change in their


There is also a standing invitation

for Adyhana to represent NZ as a

vocalist at the phenomenal World

Champions of Performing Arts

Competition, held in Los Angeles.

Congratulations to Adyhana on a

successful year – MC is so proud of

all your achievements.




A group of our music students

had the amazing opportunity

of appearing on PMN Niu

FM as part of a promotional

interview with Sia Petelo for

our upcoming Performing Arts

Showcases at Māngere Arts


Sinarella: Performing “Rise Up”

Sinarella: With some young fans after

the show

Two members of our VIA trio (Caylis

Masinamua and Vera Wilson) and

junior girls quartet ‘Dolce’ (Lexus

Walters, Loreal Urika Filifilia, Mele

Lelenoa & Pypher Tohilima-Franklin)

talked about what audiences could

Sinarella Cast

Southside Rise Wayfinder

look forward to at the Showcase

shows. Sia also invited the groups to

perform live on air for the lunchtime

listeners, with Pypher having the

opportunity to perform her original

song, ‘Missing You’.

Lexus, Vera, Loreal, Mele, Pypher and Caylis

during their interview

Thanks to Niu Fm host, Sia, for having our

students on air

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It was an awesome experience for all of our Performing

Arts students and we are looking forward to doing it all

again next year!

In week 9 of term 2, our Performing

Arts students came together to

perform at our Performing Arts

Showcase, this year, for the first time

at the Māngere Arts Centre – Nga

Tohu o Uenuku. On Wednesday

26th June, over a hundred students

descended on the Arts Centre;

dancers, singers, student leaders

and media club members – all

eager to get to work and put

together a successful show. By

Thursday midday, they were ready

to perform their first full show. Both

Thursday shows were an incredible

introduction to performing in a

professional setting for our students.

By Friday, our performers were ready

to hone their skills even further as

they closed off their final show on

Friday night with a truly spectacular


We also had the opportunity to

perform for four local schools;

Māngere Central School, Viscount

School, Waatea School and Koru

School. It was encouraging to

see these intermediate students

engaged and excited to meet our

performers after the shows.

We showcased a mix of dance and

music items from a wide variety of

both junior and senior students. It

was inspiring to see dance students

exploring and representing their

Pacific & Māori heritage with pride

through their original choreography.

It was evident that important

stories were being told through

all the dance items, each with a

unique flavour and perspective.

The MegaSchools Dance crew

performed with heart, with their

item being a true celebration of Hip

Hop Dance in Aotearoa.

Our choir and vocal groups had

the opportunity to showcase their

wonderful arrangements and

harmonies through a range of both

upbeat and also reflective songs.

They were accompanied by talented

young instrumentalists who held a

strong musical foundation.

Between each item, our media club

students had prepared amazing

video introductions. These added

another important dimension to

our showcase that set the scene for

each act.

We couldn’t have done it without

our stagehands, lighting and sound

techs, student leaders and cooks

who kept the production running

smoothly each day and were the

backbone of our show.

Our final show on Friday night

saw us perform to a packed crowd,

including some special guests who

have supported our Performing

Arts Department over the past year.

These incredible supporters were

honoured in our ‘Friends of MC’

presentation, and included in this

group of supporters was our special

guest MC for the night, Russell

Harrison. Friday night also saw our

MC Performing Arts Teachers take

to the stage for a final performance

number during the last curtain call.

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Our MCB Crew competed in

the Street Dance New Zealand

competition and entered into the

MEGASCHOOLS division on the 17th

of April.

There were 19 other schools competing

and it is the first time that our school has

put through a team. Our team was led by

Jeffery Taulanga, Patricia Beazley, Sylvia

Faingaanuku, Otila Niko, Unaloto Leleifi,

and Mele Lelenoa. These students had

less than 3 weeks to learn and prepare

their set. The atmosphere at the event

was energising and our team of dancers

had an enjoyable experience meeting,

jamming and dancing with teams from

other schools. With a small team of 25

dancers, we left the stage proud of our

performance and it was an amazing

experience to build on for years to come.


On Friday 5 July, our VIA and

Dolce vocal groups headed out

to Pukekohe for SAPACS (South

Auckland Performing Arts


Despite some fierce competition,

our groups came away with four

awards on the night, ribbons and

prize money. The two judges on

the night commented on our girls

commanding stage presence,

delivery, and strong harmonies.

Both VIA and Dolce received a

huge amount of encouraging

feedback from the audience with

many commenting on being truly

touched by the ‘heart’ of their

performances. One audience

member even stating he was

brought to tears by the beauty of

their vocals. Congratulations to VIA

and Dolce on a wonderful night of


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This year we took

our largest group of

Performing Arts students

to compete at the annual

Stand Up, Stand Out


Competing in the Solo Vocal

Category were Lexus, Adyhana,

Loreal, Vera and Caylis. In the Group

Vocal Category were VIA, Dolce

and Noteworthy Choir and in the

Dance category, Sisterhood – a new

junior girls dance crew. All of our

performers loved the high energy

and supportive environment of this

competition held at OMAC. In both

the Solo Vocal and Group Vocal

categories. Judges Cherie Matheson

and Bella Kalolo commented on

how our students really made their

performances shine through their

unique take on popular songs. The

resounding feedback for our vocal

groups ‘showcased a unified spirit

and strong harmonies and leads’.

They pinpointed Nothworthy’s

Jordan Mauu’s ‘resonant’ tenor

vocals as well as Dolce’s stunning

Te Reo portion of Pypher’s original

song, ‘Missing You’. Sisterhood

Dance Crew were the first crew to

perform for the Dance heats, kicking

off proceedings in style with their

original hip-hop choreography.

The judges commended them

on a ‘great performance’ and

were impressed by their smooth

transitions and promising skill

level, stating they had all the right

ingredients to be a successful group.

Adyhana progressed to Solo Vocal



VIA Trio

Dolce Quartet

Noteworthy Choir

Dolce Quartet

Sisterhood Dance Crew

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The MC Performing Arts

Department 2019



Vera was invited to perform on TVNZ’s iconic TV Show, What

Now! on August 11. This was an incredible opportunity for

Vera to share her talents not only with a large live audience

on the day but also the nation! She sang a special mashup

of Justin Bieber’s ‘I Don’t Care’ and the classic, ‘Stand By Me’.

Congratulations on a wonderful performance, Vera.

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Physical Education

and Health Department 2019

It was a busy and fun-filled year for the

PE Department. Here are just some of our

highlights from this year.


Our Junior PE programme focussed

on improving and developing skills

while learning to work with each

other. We had an emphasis on using

and developing our interpersonal

skills and understanding the

importance of physical activity to

better our self and others.

Throughout the year, our students

have participated in a variety of

different sports and activities

including athletics, general fitness,

games, gymnastics and swimming.


In Health we look at our own

personal wellbeing and how to

improve it through good nutrition,

making positive choices and

knowing ourselves better.


We are very pleased to have

started our Level 1 Health pathway

this year, and it was great to see

so many students choosing this

option. This has proved to be a very

popular subject and Ms Potini and

Ms Tualaulelei have made it very

interesting and thought-provoking.

It is also great to see Level 2 Health

starting up in 2020.


This year, our Sports Leadership

classes took the Year 9 students

for the Big Day In at the start of

the year. This involved planning

activities and running the whole

day. This was a great fun-filled day.

Well done to all of our leaders.



On October 17th, Level 2 Sports

Science classes went to Woodhill

Forest to participate in high ropes

courses. This was part of our risk

management assessment and the

students looked at what some of

the risks were for this activity, how to

manage these risks and what to do

in an emergency.

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To kickstart the new year, 17 student leaders headed out to

Tongariro to embark on a week-long trip with Hillary outdoors staff

to build their leadership abilities.

The week consisted of activities to

work on their communication and

trust with each other, but also to

teach them about what qualities

a truly outstanding leader has.

During the day they went into

the outdoors accompanied by Ms

Ward and Mr Darragh, learning

to work together as a team and

to compromise to complete a

challenge efficiently and effectively.

During the evening they were

spoken to by members of different

groups on being an effective leader

and having the mental strength

to overcome obstacles that will

inevitably come their way. Halfway

through the week, the students got

a well-deserved trip to the local Hot

Springs Spa, where they got to enjoy

the soothing hot spring waters after

all their hard work. That did not

last long, however, as the students

decided to have a game of tag,

which soon had everybody in the

pool playing.

The final 2 days saw the students

go on an overnight trip through the

mountains. During this time they

had to navigate their own path, find

a suitable spot to pitch a tent and

cook dinner for themselves. They

pitched near a hidden river, which

waters flowed directly from Mt.

Ruapehu. This was a warm welcome

to the students after their long day

of hiking.

They have represented themselves

and their school very well and we

cannot wait to see what the future

holds for our leaders.

- Caleb Chan Ting




In July, one of our PE teachers Mr Tu’itupo, went

to Samoa to represent Tonga at the 2019 Pacific

Games in Weightlifting.

He was extremely successful and came away with 3 gold

medals. Congratulations to Aisake, he represented both

Tonga and Māngere College very well!

Here are the results.

Pacific Games:

Snatch - Bronze

Clean and Jerk - Gold

Total - Gold

Oceania Championship:

Total - Gold

Commonwealth Championship:

Total - Gold

Aisake pictured on the far left with his fellow winners from Papatoetoe

Weightlifting Club.

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This year in 10DGT has

taught me a lot of things.

Like how to edit and make a

music video using multiple

audio and video clips.

It has helped me to improve my

computer skills. For instance, it has

taught me how to type correctly

on a keyboard and how to store

applications into a file. It has helped

me make my whole desktop more

efficient. 10DGT has helped me

gain an idea of what I want to be

when I grow up. It has also helped

me to make better decisions about

what I am going to do when I


finish school at Year 13. We have

learnt many useful skills during

our one year in 10DGT, and we look

forward to learning more of it. I have

enjoyed my time this year learning

and increasing my knowledge of

computers and how to operate

them properly.

- Payton Golotoa 10ZA

Welding the dice.

Preparing the metal for cutting.



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U17 Girls Lily-Ann Hauraki 9EA Lily-Ann Hauraki 9EA Savannah Vaifale 12HA

U19 Boys Likaan Davis-Ratumu 11RE Likaan Davis-Ratumu 11RE Lincoln Wehi 10BF


Senior Wednesday

Tarleaa Grant Te Ruahanga


Alexis Fenton 11SI

Pesi Tevaga 11CO

Senior Matauranga Sepi 'Alofi 13DA Chynna Tohilima 13WD Amragayle Toluono 13ND

Senior Poutama Patricia Beazley 12SA Herilla Salu 12IM Sara-Lee Sigglekow 13DA


Junior Polly Henry 9TU Kaufoou Mafi 10BM Kaufoou Mafi 10BM


1st XV Nathan Taufahema 11CO Mauroa Arama 13WD Wayne Magalogo 13SH

Girls Ilaisaane Taufa 11RE Rosielina Ariki 9SE Cassandra Tere 12FI

Tag Football

Senior Boys Wayne Magalogo 13SH Hosking Viniki 9WG Hosking Viniki 9WG

Senior Girls Patricia Beazley 12SA Cassandra Tere 12FI Kairangi Tekena 9FR

Table Tennis

Senior Abdul Ahmadi 13SH Kwae Reh 11CO


Senior Boys Blessing Tanu Talapa 12IM Blessing Tanu Talapa 12IM Wayne Magalogo 13SH

Senior Girls Victory Tilo 13ND Josephine Fa'asisilia 13MI Julienne Niko 13DA

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Rugby Boys

U14 Auckland Rugby

U16 Auckland Rugby

Omani Nofogatotoa 9TE

LB Tuaeu 11RE

Rugby Girls

U18 Auckland Rugby

Ilaisaane Taufa 11RE

Volleyball Girls

Auckland Secondary

School Representative

Victory Tilo 13ND

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Chynna Tohilima 13WD


Victory Tilo 13ND


Wayne Magalogo 13SH




Sasa Lelenoa 13WD



Likaan Davis-Ratumu 11RE



Kathleen Beazley

Poutama Netball Team


Will Poil

U19 Boys Basketball Coach


Matauranga Netball team


Julienne Niko 13DA

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Basketball Girls Carolyn Cossey TIC

Mara Maumeasagisagi

Donna Vaifale

Basketball Boys Frances McIntosh TIC

Will Poil

Teacher In Charge, Manager Or






Netball Year 11 Emma McCosh TIC/coach

Netball All Teams Tai Uamaki Support staff /coach

Netball Poutama Kathleen Beazeley Manager


Rugby Girls Nathan Samu Coach/TIC

Rugby 1st XV Parwati Reddy TIC

Rugby 1st XV Willie Marsters Coach

Rugby 1st XV Jay Tongia Manager/Community

Rugby 1st XV Ken Fale Manager


Volleyball Boys Nathan Samu Coach/TIC

Volleyball Boys Aisake Tuitupou Coach/TIC

Volleyball Girls Nancy Palelei Coach

Volleyball Girls Melissa Tualaulelei TIC

Tag Football

Senior Boys & Girls – Maehe Nuku Support staff/Coach

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Paul Campbell Manager

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Mālō e lelei, and greetings to you all.

Competing weekly, the U19 Boys & U17 Girls Counties Manukau Basketball teams

played a tremendous season this year. Each player represented our school with pride

and played with heart every time they hit the court.



The U17 Girls Basketball team

were fierce. They played 8

matches, 3 were lost and they

had 5 successful wins.

The girls were devoted during the season,

committed to playing every game.

Back Row (L-R): Mara Vaifale, Ramona Mafileo.

Front Row (L-R): Ngaire Biddle, Savannah Vaifale, Ruth Williams.

For 2 matches they had only 5 players and no

subs, but built strong relationships with each

other and some became leaders within the


A quote from one of the girls in the team:

“Throughout this year’s basketball season,

I’ve gained leadership skills. And I am willing

to take that with me into 2020. This season

allowed our players to step up.”

We’d like to thank our Coach - Mara

Maumeasagisagi, Donna Vaifale, Mrs Cossey

and Mr Campbell. Thank you for taking time

to coach, train and support the girls.

Thank you, to all the players who represented

our school this year. You all played amazingly

and you should be proud of yourselves.

- Emalata Kiole

Our U19 Boys’ Basketball team

entered late into the season

and played 10 matches.

It was a tough season for them, but they

gave it their all. We had a dedicated bunch

of players who played hard to the very end.

Throughout this season, the boys built a

strong bond with each other and gained

trust in one another. Our boys placed

8th in the Counties Manukau Basketball


We’d like to thank our Coach - Will Pouli,

Manager -Terisa Leaula and Mrs McIntosh.

Thank you for all your hard work, dedication

and for supporting our boys.


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We started out with a

promising beginning,

unfortunately declining

as the season continued.

We had small numbers at training,

small numbers at games with

results of being second at every


On a positive note, it was rewarding

watching the development of

players. We had huge whanau

support at the games which was

much appreciated. Congratulations

to team Manager, Kathleen Beazley

who won ‘Manager of the Year’ at

the annual Sports Awards. Well

done to Patricia, Herilla and Sara

from the team for their deserved

awards also.

Front Row (L-R): Patricia Beazley, Pairi Enua

Back Row (L-R): TeAmorangi Nuku, Sara-Lee Sigglekow,

Ella Yipouli


Well done to all of our

netball teams who

represented our school

well this year.

We had the Junior Netball team

and the Year 11 team entered into

the Wednesday night tournament

and the senior teams, Matauranga

and Poutama in the Friday night


A big thank you to Ta’i for her

unwavering support for all of our

teams, we appreciate all you do for




Back Row (L-R): Pulotu Kaifa, Kaufoou Mafi,

Merita-Jade Tuakore, Suaesi Vui

Front Row (L-R): Sela Mafi, Polly Henry, Mereanna

Hopoi, Tymeah Amopiu-Baker

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Back Row (L-R): Sepi Alofi, Pypher Tohilima-Franklin, Jasmarie

Tohilima-Franklin, Cassandra Tere, Sasa Lelenoa, Gayle Toluono

Front Row (L-R): Lealofi Sanelivi, Chynna Tohilima, Julienne


This year we had entered the

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Netball Club

competition as a school team, MC


Our team was a mixture of experienced

netballers as well as players who had never

played before. Every week we trained hard as

a team, teaching each other new techniques.

We learnt a variety of skills and drills which

helped enhance our stamina, speed and agility -

helping us become great netball players! During

grading rounds, we managed to fight our way

up to B grade. This was a very overwhelming

moment for my teammates and I because we

had new players going up against skilful club

players. Unfortunately during the season we

had dropped down to C grade due to losses.

But despite this, we had continued to give it our

all and managed to take out first place for our


After all my years of playing netball at Mangere

College, I would recommend for MC students to

join as it is such a great experience.

Congratulations to our team for winning Team

of the Year at the MC Sports Awards Evening.

- Chynna Tohilima



Back Row (L-R): Anne Tupou, Loti

Fehoko, Noelani Mataki

Front Row (L-R): Faith Tanu Talapa,

Julia Ofisa, Alexis Fenton

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Girls Rugby

Well done to our Girls-10-a-side Rugby team who played

hard this season, games were on Monday afternoons.

Well done to Iliasaane Taufa for her success in being selected

for the U18 Auckland South/East Rugby team. A huge thank you

to Nathan Samu who coached the team. We’d

also like to thank the support and attendance of

parents, ex-MC students and current ones at all of

the games.

Back Row (L-R): ‘Alamoni Matangi, Tiri Atiau, Cassandra

Tere, Mara Vaifale, Jahriena Maybir, Elizabeth Lavea

Front Row (L-R): Kairangi Tekena, Agnes Magalogo, Tame

Tau Taupau, Julienne Niko, Roselina Ariki

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1 st XV Boys Rugby

The team always aimed to

maintain the vision of our

school motto ‘Seek the Heights’

in their approach to their


This year we had a great start to the season

as we beat Mt Roskill Grammar. Our results

suffered later in the year due to the loss of

a few experienced senior players. Although

we did not reach our winning goals, we

were able to build a strong team spirit, great

friendships, respect for each other, goodwill

and a determination to improve.

We are extremely grateful to Coach Willie

Masters our Coach, Manager Parwati Reddy

and a committed team of parents and

supporters who were there to encourage

and cheer for our boys. Without these

strong pillars, we would not have been able

to achieve and function as a successful

team. They stood by the team and gave

invaluable moral and financial support

during the last two years even in the rain,

cold and difficult conditions.

We are grateful to our parents, families,

teachers and supporters who came to

watch and support us during the games.

- Manager Parwati Reddy

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Sports Council 2019

This year we have had a

committed group of almost 20

junior and senior students in

our Sports Council. Our aim was

to get more students playing

and accessing high-quality

sports at Māngere College.

This year the Sports Council have

produced a survey for the whole

school asking what sports they

would like to play and what we

can do better in the delivery of

Sports at MC. From that survey,

the Sports Council have organised

and run Badminton sessions every

Wednesday and Friday. This has

proved to be extremely popular with

over 30 students participating.

competitive game and the teachers

won in the end.

The Sports Council have also hosted

the Black Ferns Rugby team here

at Māngere College, helped to

organise the Sports Awards Evening

in term 3 and have organised a

Sports Exchange with Birkenhead

College during term 4.

The Sports Council organised a

Volleyball competition in term

4. It was the Sports Council vs

Teachers. It was a fun, yet seriously

Black Ferns with Sports Council members.

Sports Council members.

Teachers and the Sports Council after their volleyball game.

Table Tennis

Many students took the

opportunity to compete against

each other at lunchtimes twice

a week during the year. Included

was a competition at the start of

the year where Abdul Ahmadi beat

Kwae Reh in the final and therefore

is our Mangere College Table Tennis

Champion. We ended the Table

Tennis season with a Students vs

Staff competition.

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Our Senior Girls Volleyball team had an outstanding

experience of volleyball throughout the year. We played

in the premier grade and placed 4th. We then played

at the Auckland Championships, held at the Bruce

Pulman Arena where we placed 11th overall. We also

competed at the Secondary Schools Volleyball Nationals

held in Palmerston North for a week where we came

home with 3rd place in Division 3. As captain, I am proud

of the outcome we had this year from all the effort and

commitment shown from each team member on the

court and on the bench. Shot for the season girls!

A huge thanks to our coach Nancy Palelei for being one

of the best coaches by supporting us and providing for

our team.

- Victory Tilo

Back Row (L-R): Elizabeth Lavea, Theresa

Maluatoga, Joyce Tiolata, Josephine Fa’asisilia

Front Row (L-R): Victory Tilo, Sasa Lelenoa, Julienne




Back Row (L-R): Ethan Purcell, Abdul Ahmadi,

Spencer Moli

Front Row (L-R): Tava Roberts, Wayne

Magalogo, Blessing Tanu Talapa

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Year 13 Students

Back Row: Hser Doh Shwe, Toto Moeai’a Toleafoa, Vera Wilson, Lealofi Sanelivi Pio, Te Rehu Karaka, Fa’ailuga Leulaua, Marietta Mailo Slade, Ethan Purcell, Mauroa

Arama, Rosealy Akatere, Irene Luaftasaga, Amragayle Toluono, Veronica Moeroa Akama, Hetary Aimasi

5th Row: Tennessee Jackson, Tana Nelson, Spencer Moli, Isiyah Aitogi, Suliasi Tupou, Makusi Kulitapa, John Veamatahau, Tonorio Tokotini, Shannan Tofilau, Tony

Iremia, Sofia Leaupepe, Faith Samasoni, Jesse Apineru, Simati Isaako, Dimetrious Tumai

4th Row: Lopi Paupau, Raymond Vea, Kamehameha Anae, Tauvela Sauni, Sioeli Tonga, Abdul Ahmadi, Lennox Tangiaere, Marklin Ikimaka, Jacob Leleifi,

Alexander Va’a, Jason Taufa, Maika Taufahema, Sara-Lee Sigglekow, Campbell Tapuosi

3rd Row: Sinai Nukunuku, Tina Faumalo, ‘Anakava Talakai, Ina Ariki, Ritia Viniki, Mavianee Folasaitu, Grace Mataafa, Tram Nguyen, Tatiana Ng Chok, Veronica

‘Ahomana, Chynna Tohilima, Soana Afu, Tumema Soti, Cynthia Misi Tuitamai

Front Row: Saviour Shee, Ruanjua Lau, Malianne Folasaitu, Adrienne Lavea, Fuli Mau’u, Heseti Tasi Apineru, Victory Tilo, Rehia Patuwai, Lisa Crowther, ‘Asinate

Sinani, Urau William, Liaina Mikaele

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School LeaversCLASS OF 2019


I’ve never been

heartbroken I am

the heartbreaker.

- Ms Ma



Comeback is

much stronger

than setback.

Rise above the

the storm to see

the sunshine.



Baby mama with

an attitude.



I wanna have a

gap year but the

gap in my teeth

will be all that I




Believe in

yourself before

you believe in




God is Light - He

shows me the




You’re a cutie

with a booty.



Let us make

our future now,

and let us make

our dreams

tomorrow a




I’d rather stand

tall than live on

my knees, ‘cause

I’m a conqueror,

and I won’t

accept defeat.



With God all

things are

possible. - Mat




Keep your face

always, towards

the sunshine -

and shadows will

fall behind you.



Any friend that

turns into an

enemy has been

hating since day

one. - 2Pac





The beautiful

thing about

learning is that

no one can take

it away from you.




to always be

yourself, unless

you suck. Then

pretend to be

someone else.



Chynna was




Do what you can

with all you have,

where ever you




Food makes me

happy, all the


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Dream it. Wish it.

Do it.



The bigger her

forehead, the

bigger her heart.



Salute the Real

Never Fold.



“School does not

teach life!!” CYA



We are bad

brothers so don’t




Keep it 685. No




The roots of

education are

bitter, but the

fruit is sweet. -




I am my own


You ain’t it. -



Doing simple

and little things

in life can lead

to sucess in the




I need a new




Always making

progress man

thats how I keep

my sanity.



Don’t let


interfere with

your education. -

Mark Twain



The harder

you work for

something, the

greater you’ll

feel when you

achieve it.




Your limitation—

it’s only your




Waking up in the

morning is the

second hardest




Maturity is a

mindset, not




Change your

thoughts and

you change the




Do something

today that your

future self will

thank you for.



It’s not practice

makes perfect,



makes perfect.




purpose is to

replace an empty

mind with an open

one. - Malcolm




I would like to thank

my arms for always

being by my side.

My legs for always

supporting me and

finally my fingers;

because I could

always count on









BEST. Never let

it rest, until your

Good is Better

and your Better

is Best.

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Dream bigger.

Do bigger.



You can only

spell my name

right if you know




Don’t be the

same. Be better.




If your goals

don’t scare you,

they aren’t big




They say good

things come

with timing,

thats why I





Boom boom

boom boom

(lyktyk )



Jealousy is the

ugliest trait.



I am the way and

the truth and the

life, no one comes

to the father

except through

me. John 14:6



Light tomorrow

with today.



I would like to

thank God for

always being

with me when i

need help and

also my family for

supporting me.



The crap you hear

about me may

be true, but then

again... It might

be as fake as the

person who told




Happiness is

found when you

stop comparing

yourself to other




I can do all

things through

Christ who

strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13



Y’all ever cried

over a math

problem? That’s

a different type

of hurt right




Self love is the

best love!



Fainu Tereda has

been officially

released from

her 5 year




Be the better




If a classroom

isn’t a place to

sleep, a house

isn’t a place to




Love you Rika.



I didn’t pass level

3 so don’t bother.



No matter what

you face in life

dont let go of

GOD’S hand.


The time is

always right, to

do whats right.



5 years later

and I’m still an

idiot, Thanks for



Chasing flights

not feelings.

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Ball Prizes:

King - Mauroa Arama

Queen - Julia Kilipati

Prince - Kamehameha Anae

Princess - Toto Toleafoa

Best female dancer - Hetary Aimasi

Best male dancer - Spencer Moli

Best gown - Zahra Habbibi

Best suit - Antonio Manapori-Tongia

Cutest couple - Lopi Papau and Victory Tilo

MC’s Baddest - Marcus Kulitapa


Ball Committee:

Sofia Leaupepe

Marietta Slade

Taylah Robinson

Sepi ‘Alofi

Wayne Magalogo

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Form Group Photos


Back Row:

Teeu Koiatu, Jaedyn Farrell,

Francois Peni, Xavier Tanu,

‘Anaseini Vuki, Silia Palenapa,

Jeremiah Tapuosi

2nd Row:

Ruth Williams, Antonio Tanginoa,

Adrienne Faamausili, ‘Supileo

Tongotongo, Christopher Havili,

Bradley Ah Sam, Kasey Wehi,

Laurence Earl (teacher)

Front Row:

Serenay Geros, Fitililitonga

Graham, Priya-Tiare Toa, Lily-Ann

Hauraki, Nelly Green, Jewls Riki-

Rotohiko, Zhijaya Ahotaha


Mairangi Gilbert


Back Row:

Marianda Rani, Tydus McIvor

3rd Row:

Joseph Gray, Andre Tangata-Poto,

Martin Pulemau, Meliame Funaki,

Mounga Palu, Pauliasi Tu’akalau,

Carlito Sitenitu

2nd Row:

Jasmine Lemoa, Sunnah Te

Korakorako Thompson, Vela

Peaufa, Kaleb Tongotongo

Samuelu, Yetshi Oleko, Rimoni

Moananu, Amera Franso (Teacher)

Front Row:

Kairangi Tekena, Shriti Chandra,

Sandra Kakapu, Sela Alofaki,

Monday Ayak John, Emma Tupou,

Esther Soti


Tylah Manusina, Tisharna Tarapipipi


Back Row:

Jacob Mokalei, Leahana Teritua,

Preston Ngawhika, George Akaiti

2nd Row:

Taufahema Manu, Alex Tapatu

Lui, Paris Martin-Dehar, William

Tolutau, Esther Moli, Sakimi Vailoa,

Mohammed Sameem (Teacher)

Front Row:

Natalee Murphy, Margaret Keniseli,

Norina Paulo, Rosielina Ariki,

Miracle Ikahihifo, Belina Aneterea,

Almeera Shah


Zivana Hafoka, Katarena Heta-

Nelson, Sisi Lua, Rawiri Toe Toe

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Back Row:

Lilio Vea, Kayla Wong, Ngatuaine

Edwin, Hunter Houltham, Sharon

La’ai Lee Chee

2nd Row:

Deja Ropati, Tupou Tonga, Tavake

Kamana, Omani Nofoagatotoa,

Dameighn Tuakore, Trinity Manuel,

To’asavili Telea (Teacher)

Front Row:

Joe Seiuli, Mikayle Babulal, Barbara

Etuale, Nargis Hussaini, Elizabeth

Magele, Dorian Sao-Mafiti, Eh

Htaw Kue Wah


Pearl Afitu, AJ King, Siala Salaikeni,

Timenata Sitione Luuga, Lionel

Tafa, Sela Tapaitau


Back Row:

Majik Moreland, Eutakio Tauia,

Tyrese Baker-Amopiu, Latai Tonga,

Naima Tariau, Seti Savele, Sione


2nd Row:

Frederick Kata, Zackriah Albert,

Josiah Ah-Lam, Caylis Masinamua,

Dee Teariki-Mana, Honehina Leleifi,

Jectofer Finau, Melissa Tualaulelei


Front Row:

Hserku Hser, Rangimarie Marsters,

Fetalaiga Mauu, Polly Henry, Tia

Isaako, Nancy Mataio, Roanna Wah


CJ Mahe, Upulasi Sauni, Angela

Kuo-Yu Yen (Teacher)


Back Row:

Tyler Baker, Mele Kata, Lupemu’a

Kaufusi, Pati Luka, Simione

‘Ahomana, Joshua Siulangapo

2nd Row:

Taeoalii Anae, Sela Mafi, Vailea

Filipine, Azriel Henry, Cleveland

Riki-Rotohiko, Joseph Ulisese,

Daniel Wong (Teacher)

Front Row:

Asi Halauafu, Katarina Singh, Josie

Siaosi Ah Wong, Azariah Fuamatu,

Nila Tupou, Manaia Graham,

Abygale Matamua


Shakila Faraji, Zyrus Jenkins,

Tevina Manapori-Rikiau, Winston

Ngawhika, Hosking Viniki

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Back Row:

Nelly Tongotongo, Lex Ah Wong Walker,

Kerriose-Apolimafou Folasaitu, April


3rd Row:

Taylor Kahaki, Vaine Katuke,

Tapuarorangi Koiatu, Kylie Taunga,

Gideon Faiane, Zac Ieremia

2nd Row:

Lincoln Wehi, Atunaisa Tupou, Alofa

Ieriko Sepu, Ethan Funaki, Mathew

Tonga, Uasi Tulikihakau, Viliami

Bloomfield (Teacher)

Front Row:

Lilyan Kaufusi, D’nadcyn Matia, Skye

Kaweroa, Marion Ford, Keri Harris Riwhi-

Moihi, Vaoa Lagaaia, Pulotu Kaifa


Trent Lafaele, Bonnie-Ray Osman,

Brandon Reid, Hayley Solomon, Grace



Back Row:

Sallyrita Anthony, Kaufoou Mafi, Crystal

Fineaso, Ernest Davida, James Dean,

Brandon Baker, Susana Tooala

2nd Row:

Troy Filipine, Benjamin ‘Ahomana,

Christian Angaa’elangi, Glassie Fabian

Thomas, Merita-Jade Tuakore, Sylas

Wilson, Jordan Vaatiuola, Fisiitotoa

Bloomfield (Teacher)

Front Row:

Hinemoa Ah Chong, Hoparonee Aleni,

Tymeah Amopiu-Baker, Oumaima

Ahmat Abdallah, Elizabeth Apineru,

Grace Terepai, Francesca Fuimaono


Amanaki Filimoehala, Max Hunia, Ofa

Lalahi, Devyn Thomas, Paul Tovio, Tepa

Vaatofu, Monique Webster


Back Row:

Cornelius Julius Daniels, Maruata

Pekepo, Lana Avauli, Tautiare Tonorio

3rd Row:

Lua Omoregie, Rihari Scrivener,

Folauhola Tongotongo, Isaleli Neria,

Kadara Poaru Raki,

2nd Row:

Demitrious McIvor, Makarini Puiri,

Genesis Poko, Lza Opai, Lolo Faiva, Sifila

Palu, Siosaia Folau (Teacher)

Front Row:

Noah Finau-Mose, Katherine Pio,

TeAmorangi Nuku, Doreen Lavea, Lucy

Iona, Lilly-Anne Ikiua, Martha Peo


Daniel Finau, Lani Mulipola, Aravi

Nimeti, Solomon Spence, Mele

Tafengatoto, Selui Waa

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Back Row:

Tai Puiri, Siobahn Mafileo, Lexus Walters,

Mereanna Hopoi

3rd Row:

Kaloni Manuel, Gardenia Lemoa, Jason

Lal, Will Leleifi, Xavier Tumai, Makel Puiri-


2nd Row:

Suli Petaia, John Hala’ufia, Lakai Maea,

Dangel-Rae Miri, Hamyoni Amituanai,

Loseti Masi, Alex Upokokeu-Henry


Front Row:

Charlotte Vili, Anna-Tetapu George,

Raylanny Taufa, Aaliyah Leilua, Te-Mauri

Tokotini Nanua, Alosina Moeai’a Toleafoa,

Te Mahara Taylor


Kalos Kiel, Nelio Mateo, Tiara Ormsby,


Back Row:

Metuangaro Rio, Neomai Tamo’ua, Fatima

Hussaini, Tuhi Baker

3rd Row:

‘Alamoni Matangi, Temaleti Sinani, Soolua

Soolua, Samuel Goodwin, Anthony

Kirisimasi, Pandora Rani, Ngatokorua


2nd Row:

‘Aki Fonise, Tehillah Siamomua, Edgar

Schaumkel, Daniel Selu, Tavailau Roberts,

Makarios Siuoalii Lelemia, Aisake Tuitupou


Front Row:

Emanuel Faasavalu, Krizzia Mae

Quinones, Roselyn Tafa, Ngaire Biddle,

Tamera Sale, Saleha Sameem, Indi



Lua Anae, Joshua Havili, Vani Kaufusi,

Kuini Manu, Alofasau Pene, Keilani Siloi


Back Row:

Mara Dawson, Suaesi Vui, Peniamina

Siaki, Janet Taukiri, Tereapii Mani, Ashley

Toiu, Marcel Tere

2nd Row:

James Wilson, Johnathan Iosefa, Ceasor

Vili, Manoa Teata, Siaosi Unga, Izaiah Maki

Front Row:

Payton Golotoa, Kimotea Tereda, Honora

Lynch, Pypher Tohilima-Franklin, Loreal

Urika Filifilia, Mele Lelenoa, Ausage Tusi


Feloko Faiva, Pamata Iosua, Lui Joseph-

Kaitani, Tony Pulemau, Harold Utaatu,

Kiana Webster

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Back Row:

Eedi Muliau, Bobbie Sue Sood,

Peter Moukite, Sa’i Ah Mann,

Sonny Scrivener, Brian Aubrey


Front Row:

Tarleaa Grant-Te Ruahanga,

Vaimanino Luamanuvae, Tru Kingi,

Talita Atu, Katherine Pairama


Ondre Campbell, Rueben

Funaki, Lagi Mikaele, Jennifer

Prescott, Leylane Rako, Harry Taia,

Ngametua Tarai, Mythayus Tawhi,

Cleo Tiavaasue, Paul Wehi, Ruby

Winter, Noah Takiaho Fuahetau


Back Row:

Thomas Williams, Salealii Mau’u,

Tarial Seuteni, Jas Tere, Mele Tonga,

Louisa Faireka, Kwae Reh

2nd Row:

Nathan Taufahema, Pesi Tevaga,

Me Reh, Junior Fredrick, Mark

Siaki, Shaun Ah Chong, Carolyn

Cossey (Teacher)

Front Row:

Hser Chri, Phuong Nguyen,

Jahriena Maybir, Nuulelei Tinei

Fili, Faye Tapuosi, Esther Andrew,

Jeaniro Muavae


Teresa Ngauamo


Back Row:

Veronica Teinaki, Alec Ah-Lam,

Tererei Aneterea, Xaviar Rehu,

Mason Chan-Ting, Tasi Limoni,

Aaron Enua

2nd Row:

Sandy Lui, Nofoaiga Sefulu, Suli

Kaho, Sebit Ayak John, Nuhaka

Maitai, Jerimiah Tufuga, Jeremaiah

Falanaipupu, Asariah Potini


Front Row:

Prettisha-Mei Atonio-Seiuli,

Danielle Niutao Tafale, Jorjane

Aerenga, Leleo Toomata, Miita

Salaikeni, Agnes Talataina, Daisy

Rahui Tepaano


Jordyn-Nirel Manusina, Te Aroha

Marsters, Izzy Poha, Sharday Wong

90 Mangere College - 2019


Back Row:

Ali Ibrahim, Leon Terekia, Sefo

Felauai, Mahdieh Ahmadi, Tame

Tau Taupau, Janet Su’a, Vai Havea

2nd Row:

Tupou Filipine, Jordan Mauu,

Vincent Ah Sue, Ethan Sigglekow,

Teina Akama, Adam Isitolo Lui,

Samer Hormes (Teacher)

Front Row:

Gwen Liuanga, Mele Asolelei

Fretton, Bryniah Petersen, Mara

Vaifale, Adyhana Urika Filifilia, Faith

Tanu Talapa, Vaevae Tariau


Abraham Utaatu


Back Row:

Hermon Mani, Abigail Panuve,

Romeo Fidow, Vaokaho Fuimaono,

Vi Viniki

2nd Row:

Levi Tavai, James Leaupepe, Likaan

Davis-Ratumu, Detroit Stewart,

David Tavita Hall, Lb Tuaeu,

Parwati Reddy (Teacher)

Front Row:

Agnes Magalogo, Mele Tu’akalau,

To’o Moananu, Ilaisaane Taufa, Julia

Ofisa, Elizabeth Lavea, Lealofisa



Harold Fuimaono, Bella Ikinepule,

Sam Johnson, Devaan Thomson



Back Row:

Wisdom Baker, Theresa Kumar-Lui,

Luseane Taumalolo

2nd Row:

Nalini Singh (Teacher), Afu’alo

Fonise, Felea Maluatoga, Ruapani

Tuahine, Henry Ah Sam, Junior

Ngakiau, Dave Siulangapo,

Nicholas Chan (Teacher)

Front Row:

O-Shay Murphy, Eirene Teofilo, Tala

Senitofo, Makeleta Alofaki, Anne

Tupou, Noelani Mataki, Moses

Taione Motuliki


Loti Fehoko, Alexis Fenton,

De’Vante Terry, Poini Lutui

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Back Row:

Caela Thompson, Jenney Tau, ‘Ofa

Ahomana, ‘Etina Kaliopasi

2nd Row:

Oikoumene Futi, ‘Unaloto Leleifi,

Sanele Ioane, Tererei Samuel,

Benjamin Tuilaepa, Ben Euden


Front Row:

Chu Moo Paw, Eneleata Pulemau,

To’oa Faasisila, Tiri Atiau, Tiulipe

Palenapa, Diana Pio


Amelia Fehoko, Christian Filipo,

Cecilia Mafi, Juliette Mauala,

Memory Taia, Sai John Toluono,

Christian Williams


Back Row:

Makaila Ben, Monalisa Selu,

Cassandra Tere, Petissa Leha’uli,

Ngatokorima Epi Mana

2nd Row:

Leo Akeripa Sa, Aunuua Lagaaia,

Kalavite Fukofuka, Levy Aigaalii,

Huni Fifita (Teacher)

Front Row:

Joyce Tiotala, ‘Emalata Kiole, Apii

Tavioni, Pairi Enua, Tiare Marsters


Donavan Avauli, Taitusi Hafoka,

Kayleb Himone Henry, Taylor

Manuel, Brendalee Pouwhare, Felise

Siaki, Maui Tereapii, Parani Toetoe,

Te Aroha Tokotini Nanua, Teava

Tonitara, Tina Vaihu


Back Row:

Madina Salam Khel, Esther Siaki,

Zabiullah Salam Khel, Rosemary


3rd Row:

Poe Myar, Natalie Nguyen, Logopati

Mataafa, Peter-John Fosita, Asena

Panuve, Joell Fuimaono

2nd Row:

Rosalie Kwan (Teacher), Daniel Esera,

Euangelion Pasa, Aaron James, Suia

Samuelu, Reupena Kilipati, Younis

Ahmat Abdallah, Sally Hay (Teacher)

Front Row:

Grace Ah Chong, Thu Nguyen, Sylvia

Faingaanuku, Blessing Taituave

Fuimaono, Savannah Vaifale,

Anahera Heta, Samuel Faasavalu


Briannah Clarke Terekia, Isaako

Isaako, Kristina Levi, Siaosi Pohahau,

Folau Taufahema

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Back Row:

Olathe Taumihau, Aaron Koiatu,

Blessing Tanu Talapa, Malachi

Karika-Lole, Benjamin Akaiti

2nd Row:

Isaiah Taualai, Kalepo Asai, Lee

Afualo, Ene Faleapa, Nehemiah

Mafi, Josh Kavana, Raselin Imraan


Front Row:

Rozlyn Tikinau, Siti Pio, Herilla Salu,

Atalia Ueni, Joela Napaa, Marc

Chand, Ella Yipouli


Shyanne Brown, John Bureta,

Noelle Eteuati, Ilisapeti

Filimoehala, Quileena Henry,

Jamiroquai Hepi, Lucy Ru, Logan



Back Row:

Theresa Maluatoga, Marcel Teinaki,

Abdirizak Abdulmanan Ahmed,

Maka Nehoa

2nd Row:

Sweetie Neria, Sonny Maki, Shalom

Maro, Tyrone Tavita Hall, Oliva

Perenise, Patalione Filipine

Front Row:

Jasmarie Tohilima-Franklin, Teina

Whakatane, Tauiai Falanai, Vinia

Anae, Ferila Falanai, Kahdel Leilua,

Christina Soosemea


George Aleki Su’emai, Shakwon

Aria, Vaioleti Leiataua, Afe

Pailegutu, Saphire Robson, Temera

Teingoa, Kilisitina Vaka’uta, Joelian



Back Row:

Nickayla Manuel, Otila Niko, Tevita

Aleluia, Alex Angaa’elangi, John

Rimatuu, Anasta Manukuo, Cecilia


2nd Row:

Kaisa Faamausili, Johnathon

Lemalu, Kiwi-Tamaki Thompson,

Cezanne Ratumu-Wharton,

Faamanu Sanerivi, Ofa Ulunga,

Nathan Samu (Teacher)

Front Row:

Abigail Andrew, Nika Taufa, Ane

Filimoehala, Lupe Fisiiahi, Ramona

Mafileo, Sokoau Marama Tautu,

Patricia Beazley


Jeffery Taulanga, Sapela Tiavaasue,

Sitiveni Tongotongo, Epenesa

Vaatofu, Mackie Wehi

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Back Row:

Tatiana Ng Chok, Ruanjua Lau,

Vera Wilson, Lealofi Sanelivi Pio

2nd Row:

Sinai Nukunuku, Alexander

Va’a, Lennox Tangiaere, Maika

Taufahema, Michael Darragh


Front Row:

Veronica ‘Ahomana, Simati Isaako,

Julienne Niko, Sara-Lee Sigglekow,

Mavianne Folasaitu


Sepiuta ‘Alofi, Paulo Aria, Isikeli

Filimoehala, Antonio Manapori-

Tongia, Karauria Pirihi, Miracle

Tonga, Sateki Tuitupou


Back Row:

Ritia Viniki, Lisa Crowther, Liaina

Mikaele, Malianne Folasaitu,

Rosealy Akatere

2nd Row:

Tennessee Jackson, Suliasi Tupou,

Shannan Tofilau, Isiyah Aitogi

Front Row:

Ina Ariki, Soana Afu, Urau William,

Marietta Mailo Slade, Aaliyah



Mate’aki ‘Ufi, John Bocoran, Zion

Dixon-Stowers, Katie Fa’avae, Ioane

Ioane, Kulai John, Ofila Nau, Ru



Back Row:

Fa’ailuga Leuluai, Evelyn Lamese

2nd Row:

Te Rehu Karaka, Marklin Ikimaka,

Tonorio Tokotini, Hetary Aimasi,

Frances McIntosh (Teacher)

Front Row:

Pauline Kavana, Josephine

Fa’asisila, Tumema Soti, Cynthia

Misi Tuitamai, Wairata Tahana


Langcree Harrison, ‘Uluaki

Lavulavu, Mai-Rose Lesa, Tauta

Matita, Epalahame Palu, Todd

Pullen-Burry, Ailima Rimoni,

Tarepeta Rio, Folau Ta’ufo’ou, Isalily

Tulilo, Benjamin Tutai-Amiri

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Back Row:

Naomi Gasu, Amragayle Toluono,

Spencer Moli, Tana Nelson,

Adrienne Lavea

2nd Row:

Nicholas Ingram, Tony Ieremia,

John Veamatahau, Lopi Papau,

Lyrikal Tumai, Ethan Purcell, Savitri

Nadan (Teacher)

Front Row:

‘Anakava Talakai, Heseti Tasi

Apineru, Faith Samasoni, Victory

Tilo, Taylah Robinson


Nga John, Cicilia Kaufusi, Dominic

Little, Vae Ratumu, Leiona Sisifa,

Tama Tekeu, Fainu Tereda,

Marukore Wuatai


Back Row:

Saviour Shee, Fuli Mau’u, Irene

Luafatasaga, Toto Moeai’a Toleafoa,

Hser Doh Shwe

2nd Row:

Tram Nguyen, Kamehameha Anae,

Abdul Ahmadi, Raymond Vea,

Sioeli Tonga, Sauni Limoni, Jesse

Apineru, Satend Sharma (Teacher)

Front Row:

Grace Mataafa, Wayne Magalogo,

Zahra Hussaini, Julia Luamanu

Kilipati, Aniket Chand, Jacob

Leleifi, Tina Faumalo


Haris Ahmed, Mercy Makisi


Back Row:

Rehia Patuwai, Sofia Leaupepe,

Makusi Kulitapa, Jean Enua,

Chynna Tohilima

2nd Row:

Jason Taufa, Dimetrious Tumai,

Tauvela Sauni, Campbell Tapuosi,

Mauroa Arama, Rapuani Wade


Front Row:

Veronica Moeroa Akama, Caleb

Chan-Ting, Sasa Lelenoa, Zahra

Ibrahim, ‘Asinate Sinani


Naisa Fetokai, Amerika Ma Chee,

Unique McDonald, Kara Puaavase,

Amaamalele Roberts, Fusi Tupou

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Māngere College


Māngere College continues to be very grateful to our local businesses and individuals who provide

financial support to our students. This commitment helps Māngere College students achieve to their


The artistic talents of Māngere College students continue to be used to help recognise our major

sponsors. Framed artworks are gifted to our major sponsors each year. The artworks, which now hang

in boardrooms, foyers and the offices of leading businesses, give clear recognition to the support

provided to Māngere College students.

Financial support allows us to provide three groups of scholarships each year:

• The Māngere College Entrance Scholarships cover most of the costs associated with starting as

a Year 9 student at Māngere College.

• The Māngere College Senior Scholarships are awarded to deserving Year 10 students. These are

worth $500 and are used by the recipients to cover the cost of NZQA fees, uniform and other

school costs over their senior years.

• Year 13 students can apply for the Māngere College Leavers' Scholarships. These awards are

valued at up to $1500 to assist students to meet the costs of tertiary study.


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Te KĀreti O MĀngere

Seek the Heights

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