Helping teachers and leaders build cultural capability to accelerate learning outcomes for Pacific learners.
Supporting Pacific Learners
Mālō ni, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, and Warm Pacific Greetings!
We partner across the Pacific Islands with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Pacific Island ministries of education to improve teacher practice and student literacy standards. We believe that cultural heritage, faith, family and service are important values to be passed from generation to generation.
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Our passionate and experienced kaiwhakaruruhau facilitators are dedicated to delivering world class PLD for schools across New Zealand, the Pacific, Australia and internationally. They are supported by our Senior Leadership Team.
To enquire about our Tapasā PLD, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bespoke Tapasā support for schools
- Cultural capability for all organisations
- Regionally-allocated PLD
- Resource development
Tailored support for your school
Tui Tuia ki Tapasā is designed to be flexible, reflective and responsive to the needs of individual schools, Early Learning Services, and educators. We recognise the importance of tailoring our approach to make the greatest impact using relationships, leadership and tools.
Our approach to Tapasā PLD support is about collaboration and partnership. We work alongside schools and Early Learning Services to co-design and deliver bespoke PLD that meets the needs of individuals and groups of teachers and leaders and their learning journeys.
Explore our recent mahi, articles, resources, and more below!
To help schools better support Pacific learners, the Ministry of Education has introduced the Tapasā cultural competencies framework, the product of two decades of research. Read the full article below!Learn more
In this presentation, Jacoba and Tofilau Siliva discuss key features of APPE and the potential for transformative practices to enhance Pacific success within ECE services and schools.
Every month, we connect with all teachers, leaders, centres and schools involved in the Tapasā project to celebrate Pacific success, share effective practices and addresses issues that surface from our mahi (work). If you would like to attend, reach out to us using the button below!Get in touch
Our Programme Manager Dagmar Dyck recently attended the Regional Summit on Advancing Resilience and Inclusion through Sustainable School Leadership in Nadi, Fiji. Learn more about her experience below!Learn more
Making an impact
Hear from educators whose practice have been positively impacted by our innovative approach to learning and professional development.
“Developing cultural responsiveness in our teaching practices empowers our educators to enhance their understanding for our young Pasifika children, families and communities. It’s important for us to be aware of our interactions to empower our Pasifika families to know they have a place”.
Deborah Jones, Head Teacher, Irongate Kindergarten
Tapasā with Farm Cove Intermediate
"Farm Cove Intermediate is loving working on the Tapasā project with the Tui Tuia team! We are inspired by the bespoke programme that is being curated to meet our context. Thank you for the respectful and skilled manner in which you are guiding us on our journey."
Amanda Jaeger, Deputy Principal Tumuaki Tuarua
Tonga Education Support Activity (TESA)
Tonga Education Support Activity (TESA) is a partnership between the Ministry of Education and Training (MET) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade designed to make significant improvements to literacy and numeracy outcomes of primary school children in Tonga.
Leaders and Education Authorities Program (LEAP)
The Leaders and Education Authorities project is an initiative of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), supported by the New Zealand Aid Programme, designed to support Provincial Education Authorities and school leaders to improve students’ opportunities to learn.
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We can create bespoke course offerings to suit you and your school or kura's needs. Get in touch with us today so we can tailor our approach in helping you and your learning community!