An adventurous journey into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah, his family, friends, teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things.

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 Jonah Takalua (6 episodes, 2014)
Tama Tauali'i ...
 Moses (6 episodes, 2014)
Jason Moleli ...
 Manu (6 episodes, 2014)
Lafaele Tauali'i ...
 Israel (6 episodes, 2014)
Tana Laasia ...
 Sonny (6 episodes, 2014)
Eigaiwe Hunt ...
 Mary (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Mr. Joseph (6 episodes, 2014)
Isaia Noa ...
 Rocky (5 episodes, 2014)
Linda Horan ...
 Aunty Grace (5 episodes, 2014)
Antoine Marsters ...
 Jerome (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Kool Kris (5 episodes, 2014)
Dorothy Adams ...
 Sister Monica (4 episodes, 2014)
Meaghan Butler ...
 Miss Hunt (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Graydon (4 episodes, 2014)
Jane Reupena-Niko ...
 Melody (4 episodes, 2014)
Belinda Sharp ...
 Therese (3 episodes, 2014)
Noah Mountjoy ...
 Kyton (3 episodes, 2014)
Aliki Matangi ...
 George (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Tyler (3 episodes, 2014)
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Jonah From Tonga takes us on an adventurous journey into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah Takalua, his family, friends and the crew of teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things. Written by Anonymous

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The real name of the school Jonah attends is 'The Grange P-12 College' and is located in Hoppers Crossing, Victoria. See more »

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As it is sung by non-Tongan speakers, the series theme song "Tamasi'i Pau'u" (Naughty Boy) is incorrectly pronounced as "Tamasi'i Pa'u". While Pa'u is not an actual Tongan word in itself, it is part of a bigger word, Pa'usi'i, which translates to "molested". See more »

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Spun-off from Summer Heights High (2007) See more »

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Another hit show from Chris Lilley
11 June 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Jonah from Tonga the predecessor to Chris's previous show Ja'mie Private School Girl is a great show, edgy but great. The dark comedy has a slow start as you will wonder what it is leading to but shortly after watching the second episode, you know your in it for the long run; each episode just gets better and better. The show shows light to many issues that are a reality, it very real, but its hilarious at the same time. The character Chris has created has a lot of depth, that will be hard for many people to see, the character Jonah may seem ridiculous to you after watching the series, but he is very real. Ultimate this show is another great representation to the genius Chris Lilley is, to date I find it to be his best work.


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