• 23.03.2023


  • 03.04.2021

    ASA speak at NZQA symposium

    Talofa lava, Mālo e lelei, Ni sa bula Vinaka, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālo ni, Fakatalofa atu, Halo olgeta & very warm Pacific greetings! NZQA is hosting a symposium on Thursday 22 April to share successful ways of engaging Māori and Pacific students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The programme
  • 02.04.2021

    UTB, PB Tech and ASA host STEAM Camp in Manawatu

    ASA is humbled to co-host the STEAM Camp in collaboration with 'Using Technology Better (UTB) and PBTechnology. This camp was for children to develop their invention capabilities and let their imaginations run wild as the award- winning tech trainers make it their mission to infuse fun and creativity at every turn. They enjoyed
  • 16.02.2021

    ASA Family day 2021

    On the 6 February 2021 at the Pasifika Center, Bill Brown Park,  Amanaki STEM Academy hosted a family day. It was a time to discuss the exciting events we have in store for our students! ASA Family days are all about regrouping, reconnecting and refocusing - This year we are grateful to welcome more students and watch our ASA family
  • 15.02.2021

    ASA Awards Evening 2020

    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - DR Suli Vunibola The Awards evening is an opportunity to recognise all our students' successes and hard work for 2020. It was also a time for our ASA families to come together, to celebrate and reflect on our journey for 2020. This year ASA had the honour of hosting our special guest speaker Dr Suli Vunibola.
  • 14.02.2021

    COVD-19 in 2020

    2020 was a year everyone just wanted to forget. It was a hard time for all our ASA families. During COVID our ASA weekly study sessions transitioned to Zoom from week3- Alert Level 4 thanks to digital devices provided by Digital Wings New Zealand, Spark Foundation and OMGTech. These devices were distributed to ASA students before the
  • 14.02.2021

    Special Loku for ASA senior students pre-NCEA exams 2020

      Every year ASA conduct a special loku (church) Service for our ASA senior students who are about to sit end of year NCEA Exams. It's been a challenging year with COVID, disruption to our children's learning, changing dynamics with employment and hardships we've had to overcome. The loku was an opportunity for our ASA families
  • 15.03.2020

    ASA Awards Evening 2019

    ASA Awards Evening November 2019. Special guest speaker - Dr Lupe Taumoepeau The Awards evening is an opportunity to recognise all our students' successes and hard work for 2019. It was also a time for our ASA families to come together, to celebrate and reflect on our journey for 2019. This year ASA had the honor of hosting our special
  • 20.02.2020

    ASA Annual General Meeting 2020

    ASA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020 Amanaki STEM Academy will hold its AGM on: Venue: Event Central Library [ground floor of Library] Date: 29th March 2020 Time: 5.00 – 8.00 pm The purpose of the meeting is to elect five (5) trustees to the ASA Governance Board.There will be two motions to consider: The re-election of the
  • 07.10.2019

    ASA School Holiday Program - Term 3/4

    Holiday Program This term holiday the program was run out of Tai Wanaga Tu Toa who kindly provided their facilities for our ASA study holiday program. We are very thankful for all the support Tu Toa provide to ASA. These holidays concentrated on exam preparation. The focus for our ASA students was on examination papers and working on
  • 03.10.2019

    ASA Awards Evening

      Please join us to celebrate our students awards. Our guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Lupe Taumoepeau - NZ's first female vascular surgeon and the only Pacific Island Vascular surgeon across Australasia. Click here to learn more about her inspiring journey  When: Saturday, 23 November 2pm - 5pm Where: Crossroads
  • 04.09.2019

    ASA Talks

    Back by popular demand. Dr. Palatasa Havea will continue on his talk and lead a talanoa session with Pasifika parents across the community about their journey and experience with education development in an NZ Pasifika context. Free island supper to follow the talk.   Please click the video below for more information about our
  • 23.08.2019

    Lalanga Fou Fono

    Lalanga Fou Fono; Tuli takes flight Awapuni Function Centre 02 August 2019, 5:30 pm The Fono was hosted by Ministry of Pacific Peoples(MPP) and the aim was to connect with the Pacific communities in our region. MPP wanted to hear the community concerns and aspirations as well as share what has been achieved since the launch of the
  • 23.08.2019

    Manawatu Science and Technology Fair Manawatu

    The Manawatu Science and Technology Fair The Manawatu Science and Technology fair is about encouraging students from year 0 to year 13 to think about the world around them. With a love for Science and Technology at the heart of most projects, students learn valuable skills in data collection, critical thinking, problem solving and
  • 18.07.2019

    ASA study holiday program - Term 2/3

    The school holiday program was run over the school holiday period 08 to 19 July 2019. Click here for more information
  • 13.07.2019

    ASA Parents discussion

    Parental involvement not only enhances academic performance, but it also has a positive influence on student attitude and behavior. Part of our ASA program focuses on bringing our parents together and on Sunday we held our second ASA parents dinner and get together. It was an opportunity to bring the parents, staff and Board
  • 13.07.2019

    Radio Interview

  • 10.06.2019

    Super 8 Cultural Festival

      What: Super 8 Cultural Festival Date: Friday 17th May Time: 530pm cultural performances kick off Our ASA family were invited to be part of Palmerston North Boys High School Super 8 cultural festival. Three of our ASA parents were judges for the Pasifika cultural performances tonight - Tanya Koro, Osaiasi
  • 06.06.2019

    ASA Talk

    We are proud to host our guest speaker Dr. Siautu Alefaio.Experienced Educational Psychologist Dr. Siautu Alefaio grew up in Otara and Papakura South Auckland to Samoan parents who established the PIC church in Papakura. Her parent's villages in Samoa are Matautu-Tai, Sasina, Manunu ma Fagamalo. She is married to Wesley Tugia and their
  • 29.05.2018

    Meeting the Minister

    We were fortunate to be invited to meet with Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Courts and Justice - Aupito Tofae Su'a William Sio. Optimistic conversations flowed in particular around strategies and pathways for our Pasifika people in STEM related careers and how the Minister can help to influence at policy level. Good
  • 26.05.2018

    Meet Leaniva

    Talofa Lava. My name is Leaniva Sa’u but I am known by most as Niva. I am a New Zealand born Samoan, raised by a New Zealand born Samoan mother and a Samoan born father. I was raised in a small town just out of Palmerston North called Ashhurst along with three of my four siblings. I completed high school at the end of 2016 and
  • 14.05.2018

    Congratulations Heki

    Congratulations to one of our ASA tutors Heki. Thank you for continuing to inspire our students and families.
  • 24.04.2018

    Happy ANZAC Day

    Happy ANZAC day everyone! blessed to have Second Lieutenant Heki Tauli as one of our voluntary teaching staff who dedicates his time to helping our ASA children succeed academically in STEM! Heki has a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mechatronics and a Business degree majoring in Accounting from Massey University. Serving our country
  • 17.03.2018

    Getting young Pasifika people engaged

    We need to encourage our children to undertake STEM related subjects - the future will revolve around technology and STEM related careers. The gap today for pasifika is a problem, if we don't look to close it then in the future our children will lose out.
  • 12.03.2018

    Meet Georgia

    Kia orana! My name is Georgia Tiaono Whitta but most people call me George. I’m of Cook Island Māōri descent from my father’s side and come from the island of Rarotonga. I grew up just outside of Ashhurst on a small farm, in the picture you can see me with my sheepdog, Ace. My hobbies include snowboarding, netball, hip-hop,
  • 06.03.2018

    Proud moment for ASA

    At the launch of Suffrage 125 today at Government House, we heard from these powerful young wāhine. As we look back on the achievements of the past and express gratitude for the women whose shoulders we stand on, we also look forward to the mahi that is yet to be done. Especially for Māori and Pasifika women, for trans women, for