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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Awful
8 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw a previous reviewer state that you will like it if you can relate to it, which is entirely true and some others have described Chris Lilley as a writing mastermind. Surely if he were a mastermind in writing he would be able to write a comedy that could be about a certain culture, yet was still accessible to outsiders. I wouldn't even describe this as a comedy because there is nothing to laugh about, not one moment of jest worthy of laughter, absolutely no humour in this sad excuse for a show. It comes across as some weakly written script that was half finished and required the actors to fill in the rest with mundane, clueless ad-lib. Johan, as stated is a somewhat unruly school kid who gets into fights and situations, turns over desks, argues, shouts and all done the most humourless way. To summarise what this programme is like, go to a school and hang around with a load of teenage boys at lunchtime and see if you find they're humour funny and make sure you don't get arrested too. In conclusion, the only way you will relate to this is if you are still at school.


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