Pasifika student success

Find out about all the extra support available to you as a Pasifika student at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

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Talofa lava, kia orana, mālō e lelei, ni sa bula vinaka, faka’alofa lahi atu, fakatalofa atu, kam na mauri, gud de tru, kaselehlie, halo olgeta, ia orana, aloha mai e, kia ora, warm Pasifika greetings and welcome to Trimester 1.

Welcome to the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design, especially if you are from outside Wellington!

The Pasifika Student Success team is your ‘āiga (family) here at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Our team can help you navigate your transition into and through tertiary study. We foster Pasifika learning and teaching communities in an environment that is welcoming, safe, and focused on academic excellence, personal growth, and wellbeing.

Our support includes:

  • the Pasifika Aiga student shared space
  • holistic and pastoral support
  • course-specific workshops
  • advocacy and connection to the University student services
  • holistic and mentoring events
  • academic mentoring.

Keep in the know with COVID-19

Keep up to date with the current situation of COVID-19.

The University has established a contact centre for student enquiries. You can reach them on the main information number 0800 04 04 04 or by emailing

Support for Pasifika student success

Reach out to our team via email or our social media platforms:

Get in touch with Danielle or our Pasifika Student Success team if you have any issues or concerns regarding any of the following:

  • how you will complete your studies from home
  • finances
  • your wellbeing
  • the wellbeing of your whānau
  • academic support.

Fa’afetai lava, Fa’amanuia le Atua ia oe ma lou aiga. Thank you, and bless you and your family.

Staff contacts

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Danielle Endacott

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Academic Office

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Louise Falepau

Learning Adviser
Student Learning

Drop in Wednesday between 1pm and 4pm in VS.128 Whanau/’Aiga Room or via email appointment.

KK004, Kirk Building, Kelburn Campus

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