Postgate School

(04) 235 9358 Staithes Drive North, Whitby, Porirua 5024
"Ma te mahi ngatahi, ka tu pakari te matauranga"
"Together, We Learn and Achieve"

Nau mai, haere mai

Welcome to Postgate School - 2021

To Create Life-Long Learners

Supporting statement:

We will promote life-long learning in our children by developing their social, intellectual, emotional, and physical skills in a creative and caring environment.

Cultural Concert 2021

Crows Nest Camp 2021 - 

Teapot Valley, Nelson

Maori Language Week 

Cook Island Language Week

Samoan Language Week 2021

Whole School Flag Raising

Crows Nest School Assembly Performance

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa Aso Sa 30 Me – Aso To’ona’i  5 Iuni  

 Samoan Language Week Sunday 30th May – Saturday 5th June

This year’s theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa - Samoa Language Week 2021 is Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale which means Strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive.

When you’re building a foundation for afale (house) it can’t have a weak foundation or posts. This is the same for the foundations of our families, schools, and churches that play an important role in strengthening Gagana Sāmoa (the Samoan Language). Language is important for the foundations of our overall wellbeing.

Posts from 2020 below 

Tokelau Language Week

Te vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau

Mālo ni

The 2020 Tokelau Language theme is ‘Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea i te galutau. Ke mau mai, ke mau mai’ which in English translates to, 'Never give up hope, even amidst chaos and much uncertainty. Stay united, stay strong'.

The theme “Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea i te galutau” is part of traditional Tokelauan prayer, asking the people rowing a canoe to hold on dearly to the paddles and row in unison so we are not washed away by the tidal/big waves. “Ke mau mai, ke mau mai” is an encouragement to be strong and maintain rowing consistently/non-stop. This year's theme was influenced by the events of 2020 and how the COVID-19 outbreak has shaped a new normal for the Tokelau community and everyone worldwide.

2020 Tokelau Language Week Poster

Final Tokelau LW poster 2022

Niue Language Week

Fakaalofa Atu


2020 Fijian Language Week

Our Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate the start of Fijian Language Week.  Please click on the link:


Nau mai, haere mai, 

ki te wiki o Te Reo Maori

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori


Tongan Language Week.MOV

Seat of Remembrance

“Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou”

We will remember them

Samoan Language Week

Our Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate the start of Samoan Language Week.  Please click on the link: 

The theme for Samoa Language week is 'Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga' which in English means 'Prepare yourself a gift for your travels'.

This year's theme urges us to prepare for the journey ahead. It highlights the need to honour, respect and share the gifts of our life's journey.

As Pacific Peoples when we prepare for travel, we take our traditions with us, allowing us to share our ōso (gifts/food) with everyone we meet along the way. And with these gifts we build, nurture and strengthen our language, culture and identity.

Te Tai O Nga Tipuna


Postgate Community Garden

Here are just a few pictures of our Enviro Group planting some vegetables and flowers with Alison.