Tapasā – Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Pacific Learners

Workshop 1: 10am - 12pm, Thursday, 10th December 2020 (Auckland - face to face.  Venue TBC).

Workshop 2: 10am - 12pm, Wednesday 20 January 2021 - (online)

Workshop 3: 10am - 12pm, Tuesday 26th January 2021 (Auckland - face-to-face. Venue TBC)


FREE PLD for FLS Facilitators and Reading Recovery Tutors across a series of 3 workshops

Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages invites ALL FLS Facilitators and Reading Recovery Tutors to attend three (FREE) workshops which will introduce you to Tapasā (Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Pacific Learners) - a tool that can be used to enhance your cultural capability and capacity when working with Pacific Learners, parents, families and communities.



  • Explore the key components of Tapasā and consider their implications for practice.
  • Reflect on and evaluate your own learning and identify next steps.


Facilitators and Tutors will:

  • Develop a richer understanding of effective practice for Pasifika Learners.
  • Explore the links between Tapasā, the Action Plan for Pacific Education and key documents informing Pacific education in NZ.


These workshops will help Facilitators and Tutors:

  • Gain an overview of the Tapasā document.
  • Understand latest Pacific research and supporting resources to enhance their effectiveness for working with teachers and leaders of Pacific Learners, parents and communities.
  • Share current ideas about effective teaching and learning for Pacific Learners.
  • Reflect critically on their own practice and consider any relevant next steps.
Who Should Attend

FLS Facilitators and Reading Recovery Tutors.