Pasifika Playgroup

Talofa, Kia Ora, Malo lelei, Bula Vinaka, Mauri, Kia Orana, Fakalofa lahi atu,
Taloha Ni...

and Warm Pacific Greetings!

Pasifika Playgroup originally started as The Aute Samoa Playgroup and over time many of the parents and children that started attending and participating in playgroup were of Māori or Pasifika origins, hence the name change to Pasifika Playgroup in 2005. 

Pasifika Playgroup provides both play, social and learning opportunities for children from 0-5 years of age.

Our playgroup celebrates the various Pasifika language weeks in line with New Zealand. 

Pasifika Playgroup aims to preserve Maori and Pacific culture, through song, dance and language. 

Pasifika Playgroup is facilitated by one of our Pasifika mums, and is parent-led. 

Playgroup is for 2 hours once a week. There is a strong focus on culture, parent education, as well as children’s learning.

Parents are encouraged to support our Pasifika facilitator by leading in play, or familiar songs, reading a story book for the children, helping with morning tea and encouraging the children to assist in packing up the playgroup room after the session ends.

Pasifika Playgroup is NOT a babysitting service – parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s learning by engaging in activities set out by the facilitator, building those parent and child bonds. 

The focus of Pasifika Playgroup is always about supporting our children to develop the capabilities that they need as confident and competent learners thereby empowering them as lifelong learners.

We are located at:

Deception Bay North State School

33-49 Old Bay Rd, Deception Bay
(playgroup building is BLUE, and is near special school classrooms, ask at reception if you cannot find us.)

Every Friday during school term

Time: 10am – 12pm 

Morning Tea blessing of food (Kai).

We strive to include other cultural blessings in other languages to be shared here on our website and other social media pages.


Malie pule le tama 

Ua matou maua ai mea lelei 

O’oe matou fiafia i ai 

A ua tumau le ola nei (sung) 


Faafetai Iesu ie foa’i mai o meaai 

tausi ai matou le fanau Amene 

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia ō tātou māhi

Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work
(Māori quote)