7 Feb 2014

Pasifica charter school officially opens

1:56 pm on 7 February 2014

The first Pasifica charter school has officially opened in south Auckland.

About 150 parents, children and community leaders are at the school's temporary premises at a Mangere Church.

The Rise Up Academy has 47 children enrolled, from new entrants to year six, with three places still to fill.

Chief executive Sita Selupe said they offer a Christian-based education, which involves the whole family.

Registered teachers will teach the New Zealand cirriculum from 8:30am to 3pm, with community experts taking sports, arts and culture from 3pm - 5pm.