Preparing our children for the 21st century [video] - Karen Sewell at ULearn Conference, Christchurch. 2008.


Hekia Parata - 26 November, 2013 Pasifika education profile released



Pasifika Education (MOE)

Resources for effective teaching for Pasifika students

Pasifika Research - Education Counts

Progress against Pasifika Education Plan targets

Working with Pacific Peoples: Child, Youth & Family (NZ)

Pacific Profiles: 2006 CENSUS

Tula-i-Mai!-Making a difference to Pasifika student achievement in literacy

Understanding Special Education from the Perspectives of Pasifika Families - REPORT

Pacific Achievers project - VIDEOS

With the help of a production company, 76 students were sent from 19 schools out into their community with a camera to film someone who inspired them. The project led to stories about future doctors, teachers, writers, scientists and other interesting role models.

Pasifika Power Up for NCEA

Welcome to A virtual island homeland to explore and interact with the global Pacific village. Share, chat and upload your own experiences of living the Pacific way, no matter where you stay...


Ministry of Education websites

Te Kete Ipurangi
Also called TKI. A bilingual portal for school teachers and principals.
New Zealand Education Gazette
The Education Gazette is the Ministry of Education's official newsletter for the education sector.
Educational Leaders
Website for principals and school leaders.
Education Counts
Education Counts is the Ministry of Education's education statistics and research resource.
Early Childhood Education
Advice, support and information about early childhood education.

Links to Government websites
New Zealand Government website.
Education portal that is a gateway to New Zealand education information.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Website for the government agency that coordinates qualifications and maintains national standards.
Education Review Office
Website for the government agency that reports publicly on the quality of education in schools.
Career Services Rapuara
Website for the government agency that provides career advice, planning and information.
New Zealand Teachers Council
Website for the council that provides teacher licensing in New Zealand.
Tertiary Education Commission
Website for the agency that provides strategic advice to government on tertiary education.
Website offering information to help young people decide what to do when they leave school.

Pasifika Resources
David Riley at Tangaroa school has alerted me to his website: We Are the Rock! – a collection of inspirational profiles of achievers who have Niuean ancestry. It includes legends, historical figures and the life stories of contemporary achievers like Che Fu, Pero Cameron and Stephanie Tauevihi. It is written by David Riley, a teacher at Tangaroa College in Otara, South Auckland. For more info
You can also download free reading comprehension skill activities based on the All Blacks and the Warriors.
This project uncovers and documents the teaching strategies at Whitireia New Zealand which have been successful with Māori, Pacific and youth learners. It includes a full report and a resource booklet which will be useful for any tertiary teacher.
Reading Warrior - David Riley
Improving Boys' Literacy

Other education sector websites

New Zealand School Trustees Association
Website for the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA). NZSTA supports and provides information to boards of trustees in the compulsory education sector.
New Zealand Principals’ Federation
Website for the New Zealand Principals’ Federation, Ngā Tumuaki O Aotearoa.
New Zealand Educational Institute
Website for the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa (NZEI) is New Zealand's largest education union.
Post Primary Teachers’ Association
Website of the Post Primary Teachers' Association, Te Wehengarua (PPTA).