Pasifika – Term 4, 2020

Pacific Languages Resource Cards and Resources

You can find a range of useful language phrases and other information about each Pacific island nation below.

Cook Islands Language Week Resource

Lea Faka Tonga Language Cards

Kiribati Language Cards

Gagana Samoa Language Cards

Tokelau Language Info Sheet

Rotuman Language Cards

Nuie Language Info Sheet

Effective Teaching and Learning with Pasifika Learners

Here is an informative article by Dr Vicki Hargraves - Four strategies to effectively support Pasifika students.

Click here to read the article

Four key messages include:

  • Having high expectations for Pasifika student success
  • Knowing students as individuals, knowing the cultures they identify with and what this means for them 
  • Developing strong relationships with Pasifika students and families 
  • Effective pedagogies which are discursive and collaborative 

Tokelauan Community wants Language as NCEA Subject

Tokelauan is the only one of the three languages not available as an NCEA subject.  The Tokelauan community in Porirua are keen to have it included in the New Zealand school curriculum.

Click here to listen to a report from RNZ on this topic.