• Services for Pasifika Students

    Talofa lava, Kia orana, Bula vinaka, Malo e lelei, Bozu, Taloha ni, Yes Olgeta, Aap Kaise Hai, Fakaalofa lahi atu.

    We want to ensure your success as a Pasifika Student at WelTec, so we provide great staff, support services and resources. Students at the Petone campus are able to call into the Pasifika Centre to get support and connect with other Pasifika students. If you are on another campus Pasifika staff will be there regularly - or you can contact them for a time to meet, or make contact online. 

    Support includes mentoring, advocacy, assistance with enrolment information, pathway planning including employment and cultural and pastoral support. Click on the boxes below to learn more about particular services we offer and our wonderful staff. 

    You can contact us by visiting the Pasifika Centre in the Petone Hub between 8.30am and 4.30 pm Monday-Friday, or: 

                     Phone: 0800 WelTec (935 832), Outside New Zealand: +64 4 9202 400

                     Email: pasifika@weltec.ac.nz

  • The Pasifika Centre

    The Pasifika Centre is a place you can drop into to chill out, relax and network with other students.  The Pasifika student lounge has basic kitchen facilities for your use, so make sure you pop in, have a cup of coffee or tea and get to know our friendly staff. 

    It is open from 8.30 am — 4.30 pm, Monday-Friday and located in the Student Hub, T Block on the Petone Campus.

    Come by and say hi!

    • Meet our staff

      Tavita Filemoni

      Pasifika Manager 
      Tavita oversees the Pasifika strategic development
      at Weltec and leads the team of Pasifika staff who
      work together to ensure that Pasifika students are
      well supported in their learning journey. 




      Windy Sione

      Student Mentor/Pasifika

      Windy is your go to person. You will likely see Windy a lot on campus
      and she is here to make sure our students
      are well oriented and have all the right
      information to get them from A to B!  As a Pasifika
      student mentor, she provides
      support for all your study needs.  
      She can also help provide information
      regarding Pasifika Trades Training Scholarships
      and enrolment enquiries.

      Email: windy.sione@weltec.ac.nz


      Solomon Daniels

      Learning Advisor, Pasifika

      Solomon is also part of the Learning 
      Commons team and is on board to 
      provide learning support to all students.  
      Learning support includes study skills 
      advice, reading, writing, time management, 
      numeracy, oral presentations and CV support.

      Email: solomon.daniel@weltec.ac.nz





      Vei Lotaki

      Pasifika Support.
      Vei is part of the Learning Commons Team who
      contacts Pasifika student's and refers them to the
      right support services like, Mentors, Learning
      Advisors, Financial Hardship, Abilities Resources  

      • What we do

        Our staff are here to help point you in the right direction. Talk to us to find out information about: 


        Learning support services (both individual and group support)

        The team of Learning Advisors can help with study skills, literacy and numeracy and CV support. You will find them located in the Learning Commons which is opposite the Library on the second floor in T Block. 

        Mentoring and pastoral care 

        Our student mentors are driven and enthusiastic about seeing our students succeed. Windy Sione is the first point of contact for Pasifika students and you will find her office in the Pasifika Centre.

        • Pasifika Events

          It is important that our Pasifika students have a strong sense of belonging on campus and know where to go and who to ask for help.  The Pasifika Orientation kicks off the busy calendar schedule and is a great way for students to meet key staff and other Pasifika students.

          We celebrate Pacific Language Weeks, Samoan Independence Day and other similar events that recognise the vibrant Pacific cultures of our students and communities.

          End of year Pasifika celebration

          In October the End of Year Pasifika Celebration is held and celebrates student achievement and progress throughout the year.  This event is a fun evening bringing together staff, students and our local communities to acknowledge student and staff success.

          Click on the links below to see pictures of some of our past events.