2016 Achievements

2015 Achievements


Polyfest 2015


Samoan Stage:


Y9 – Fanuarae Fata 9JN

Y10 – Tautiagaosalafai Laga’aia 10KN 1st Place

Y11 – Maria Moeaia Toleafoa 1St Place

Y12 – Fili Burgess 12RM 1st Place

Y13 – Pamata Toleafoa 13WK 3rd Place  Impromptu – Diana Laga’aia 13NA

Samoan group

1st – Ulufale / Entrance

1st – Mauluulu / Action song

1st – Sasa

1st – Pese o le Aso

2nd = – Fuataimi

2nd – Ulufafo / Exit

2nd – Togiga / Uniform









Tongan Stage:

The Mangere College Tongan Group 2015 came away from the 40th Anniversary of the ASB Polyfest Tongan stage with triumphant results, they eclipsed everyone’s expectations.


  • 1st Place in Mauluulu
  • 1st in Soke
  • 1st Y13 Tongan Speeches –Bennie Tonga
  • 3rd Y12 Tongan Speeches-Vera Tonga



What differentiated the successful Mangere College Tongan group this year? the team effort and faith of the student leadership of the group, 2015 Head Boy Fakaanga Uasike, Popilini Loamanu, student leader Bennie Tonga and Danielle Funaki. Their positive and compassionate approach to the whole group and respect to parents and teachers was encouraging. It also reflected the shared relationship between the Tongan students and their guardian’s ongoing support of the Mangere College Tongan group this year.


From Year 9 to Year 13, the students conducted themselves with respect and responsibility during practices. The group involved not only Tongan students but was opened to all students who wanted to participate in the 2015 Tongan group. Thank you to all our dedicated Tongan fa’e (mothers) who willingly made extra costumes for our honorary Tongan students.


The Punake (tutor) this year was Mr Pa’ane Alofi who composed and choreographed the Ma’ulu’ulu. He was also supported by Mr Viliami Paea with Soke and Paane’s young son Taliai Alofi at the drums. Their efforts and passion reflected how they successfully implemented the theme of the Tongan stage this year “Enlightenment through Education” “Koe ako ko e maama’anga


The preparation leading up to Polyfest was Fakamafana (joyful) and the students families were extremely supportive of the groups Dress Rehearsal on Saturday 14th March 2015. They also supported the schools Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday 17th March 2015. The spectators witnessed the collective effort of the Tongan group, parents and former student leader’s support.


Mangere College pride and respect according to community onlookers, the Mangere College Group leaders and students demonstrated humility and respect when receiving their awards.


Relationships between the Tongan students, parents and staff of the Mangere College, have been enhanced with a very positive vibe and appreciable goodwill displayed at the Polyfest this year. The desire to continue to strengthen the relationship with our wider community will be ongoing. Having a bilingual delivery from staff and student leaders ensured that the practices were better understood by the parents, supporters.  This helped to keep our parents informed.

Malo e Ngaue lahi & Thank you Mr Tevita Lotulelei who was the Teacher in Charge of the Tongan group this year and together with his fellow Tongan colleagues scheduled, supervision times for the vigorous practices. Malo ‘aupito to Mr V.Bloomfield, Ms F.McIntosh, Mr H.Fifita, Ms F.Bloomfield, Mrs M.Puloka, Mr V.Tupou and Miss A.Tatafu for ensuring practices ran accordingly. Despite the intense practices, from Monday to Saturday the students were dedicated and achieved Excellent results at Polyfest 2015 Tongan stage. Seek the Heights!


‘Ofa mo e lotu 2015 Mangere College Tongan Group




Indian Stage:

This year we had 17 students of different ethnicities taking part in the Indian group. It was a huge challenge at first to get the group working but in the end they all worked together as a team and made us proud with their stunning performance at the Diversity stage on Thursday 19th March.

They looked absolutely beautiful in their costume and danced gracefully with full of energy and passion. They indeed rocked the stage. Well done to our Indian group.


















Maori Stage:

Ngā mihi atu ki ā mātou ākonga me ō rātou kaha, ki te tū (ahakoa ngā pūrerehua i te puku) i runga i te atamira Maori whakangahau atu ai. Tēnā koutou katoa.

Salutations to our students and their expended efforts at Polyfest this year.

The calibre of this year’s Division 3 performances was far superior than we have seen in earlier years. The MC Kapahaka group was the second group on Thursday morning; this allowed us to see some awe inspiring performances from some of the top Kapahaka schools. Watching the pros go at it allowed our students to reflect on their own performance and dream about what may happen next year and how we go about it.

Now, as a teacher, I couldn’t be more proud of our students and the performance they delivered on that morning. This would be the best Kapahaka group we have fielded in the last ten years, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the sisters Tayla-Shaye and Brooklyn Williams and whaea Eleishcia and whaea Dee.

Whaea Eleishcia and whaea Dee are ex-students of MC and we have always had their unfailing support in all ways shapes and forms. It is a privilege to have you all in our corner every year, so on behalf of the group and Māngere College we would like to thank you all for still caring about our School. Last but not least, it is also necessary to thank Matua Maihe and Whaea Ane for their awesome haka and the nurturing, support and encouragement that came with it.

E kore e taea te whakapau mihi ki a kōrua, tēnā rawa atu kōrua.

He oi anō, tēnā tātou katoa.








Sports 2015

Student Sports Representatives

Tag Football

Auckland South                       U21 Tag team             Nofoaiga Limoni         13Wk

Auckland South                       U16 Boys team            Cameron Tairea          10Th

Auckland South                       Open Mixed team       Samuel Nati                 11Fa

Auckland South                       Open Mixed team       Karlos Sionetali           12Rm

Auckland South                       Open Mixed team       Daley Cassin                11Za


Touch Rugby

Auckland                                 U17 Mixed team         Salote Mahe                11Fa

Counties Manukau                  U15 Boys team            Cameron Tairea          10Th

Counties Manukau                  U17 Boys team            Daley Cassin                11Za



Auckland                                 Senior Boys team                    Toma Tia                     13Da

Auckland                                 Senior Girls team                    Ruta Urika Filifilia       12Rm


Auckland                                 Senior Girls team                    Gloria Aiono                13Da

N.Z                                           Secondary School referee Award for referring the finals

N.Z                                           U21 team

N.Z                                           Secondary School Girls Tournament team

N.Z Oceania                            Secondary School Girls team

N.Z Oceania                            Secondary School Girls Captain

N.Z Oceania                            Secondary School Girls MVP of the Tournament

N.Z Oceania                            Women’s team



Auckland         Secondary Schools Boys U18 Divisional team

Blues U18 team

Afioga Ielemia             13Br


Auckland         Secondary Schools Boys U18 Divisional team

Blues U18 team

Tom Tia                       13Da


Auckland         Secondary Schools Boys U18 Divisional team

Blues U18 team

Mene Paisami             12Ni

Auckland         Secondary Schools BoysU18 Divisional team

Peter Tusa                   13Im


Auckland         Secondary Schools Boys U18 Divisional team

Seleti Tuungafasi         12Rm


Auckland         Secondary Schools Girls U18 South/East team

Matapo Nipu               12Rm


Auckland         Secondary Schools Girls U18 South/East team

Debra Va’atiuola         11Za



Academic 2014

Congratulations to Salome Wright who has been named as the top scholar of Samoan in the 2013 Samoan Scholarship exam.