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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Didn't get it
10 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw the entry on the Dish program guide the other night. I'd been to Tonga a few years back, so I thought it might be interesting to see a bit more of their culture. Didn't realize it was a mockumentary.

It wasn't offensive, or shocking, or whatever they were trying to go for. Just stupid. No coherence to what was going on. Didn't feel as if there was anything authentic about the performance. Even 14 year old boys can come up with more clever dick jokes than were given here.

As jp said above, maybe it just doesn't translate well to America, and it's a riot for those in Australia. I remember thinking afterward that might've been the worst half-hour of television I'd ever witnessed.


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