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The Tautai ole Moana – Strengthening the capability of Principals to improve outcomes for Pasifika Learners programme is aimed at creating opportunities for Pasifika learners through strengthening their school leadership.
National coordinator Helen Varney says the programme, spearheaded by the New Zealand Pasifika Principals Association, the New Zealand Principals Association and the Ministry of Education, was designed to improve outcomes for Pasifika learners.
Tapasā seeks to guide and support teachers and Pacific learners, their parents, and families towards their ‘destination’ – a shared vision and aspiration of educational achievement and success for Pacific learners. This diagram outlines the steps to understanding the main principles of Tapasā under the three competencies or Turu.
Karl Vasau, our very own Facilitator blogs about the very first Residential fono held in Wellington to launch a new initiative that the Ministry of Education has commissioned and was codeveloped alongside our NZ Pasifika Principals Association (NZPPA). The programme is called “Tautai o le Moana.' The Vision is to “Strengthen the capability of leaders to improve outcomes for Pasifika learners and contribute to culturally sustainable practices across Aotearoa New Zealand”.
The Government announces a new ‘Action Plan’ to better support Pacific learners in education.
Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa, who launched the initiative at Ōtāhuhu Primary School states “It will drive systemic change in and across the education system to support the education and wellbeing of our Pacific children and young people.”
The Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030 maps the Government’s commitment to transforming outcomes for Pacific learners and families and includes $80.2m to protect Pacific learners and families from the education impacts of COVID-19. It signals how early learning services, schools and tertiary providers can achieve change for Pacific learners and their families.