Reo Moana aims to build understanding about bilingual and immersion education in schools’ senior leadership and to increase skills and competencies of teachers in Pacific bilingual and immersion contexts.
Targeted towards Early Childhood Education kaiako and Years 0–2 primary teachers in English medium and bilingual medium spaces, PELP focuses on the benefits of including culturally sustaining literacy practices and home literacy practices within the centre/school environment.
Providing professional learning and development for Teacher Aides/Learning Assistants in English-Medium and Pacific Medium classrooms, this project focuses on effective practice with emergent bilingual tamariki.
A partnership between the NZ Pasifika Principals’ Association, the New Zealand Principals’ Federation and the Ministry of Education, Tautai o le Moana is a professional learning and development (PLD) pathway by Pasifika principals, for principals of Pacific/Pasifika tamariki/rangatahi (children/young people).
In partnership with Moana Research, PCWP is a collaboration between Pasifika communities and Va‘atele Education Consulting to investigate community perceptions of Pacific child health and wellbeing of ‘under-fives’.
Providing a series of modules with guidelines on improving teacher aide/learning assistant/bilingual tutor practice, we have been contracted by the Ministry of Education to review and update the Working with English Language Learners (WELLs) Handbook.
Faiako Maʻa Tonga (FMT), or ‘Teach for Tonga’, was a partnership project between the Institute of Education (IoE) at the University of the South Pacific in Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu and Auckland UniServices, the business arm of The University of Auckland. Vaʻatele’s contribution to this project supported literacy leaders to privilege the linguistic and cultural resources of teachers and children of Tonga