Here are some useful learning resources about engaging Pacific learners and encouraging their success. The resources include some reflection questions about how you can apply this knowledge. Please feel free to share this web page with others.

Learn more about our Pacific Peoples, who make up a significant part of our population. There are over 22 different Pacific communities in New Zealand, each with their own distinctive culture, language and history. The biggest groups by size are from Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, and Niue, with smaller numbers from Fiji, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Papua New Guinea.

Our most recent census, in 2018, showed 381,642 Pacific people living in New Zealand, representing 8.1% of our population. Pacific people are now close to 9% of our population in New Zealand. You may see the term Pasifika or Pasifika people to describe both migrants from the Pacific regions and their descendants. You can view the resources below.


Pacific learners

Discover some key findings that improve the achievement and success of Pacific people.


Pacific model of wellbeing

Find out about the Pacific Peoples worldview, and their values and beliefs important to wellbeing.


Pacific words and greetings

Learn some Pacific greetings and how to pronounce Pacific words and names correctly.