allowed to wear Pacific attire
Students at Christ's College in Christchurch can now finally wear ie faitaga to school instead of grey trousers.
It is described as a more formal version of a lava lava. The garment is called ie faitaga in Samoan, tupenu in Tongan and sulu in Fijian.
The school's principal said the addition to the official College uniform could be worn by Pasifika students in place of their trousers throughout the year.
Student Jayden Sa, 17, grew up in a hard-working Samoan family; he is a New Zealander but is proud of his Samoan culture.
For him, the ie faitaga represents more than just a uniform.
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