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Engaging with our Pasifika parents, families and communities

Started by Togi Lemanu 19 Aug 2013 10:11pm () Replies (9)

What are schools doing to build relationships and engage with our Pasifika parents?  There are a lot of ideas and strategies that schools are using to work with our Pasifika parents. It will be good if we could all share our ideas and stories to support our colleagues.

Are schools being culturally responsive when connecting our communities?  If so, in what ways. 

Look forward to your responses.  Faafetai lava

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  • Togi Lemanu (View all users posts) 21 Aug 2013 10:29pm ()

    Thank you for your email Anne and I do agree with you with our Pasifika parents attending mainly fundraising gatherings.  This is where I see a possibility of using this as a vehicle to getting out the information of getting our Pasifika parents to things like Parent/Teacher interviews.  Other things such as getting students to write up invitations in their own Pasifika languages is another good way of getting the information out to our parents, families.  

    Have you shared the Pasifika Education plan with your team or school? Because this could be one way of getting parents on board - having a night where Pasifika parents are invited and students share their work with their parents.  This could lead into other ways of how to better engage with our parents.  If you do not have enough copies of the Pasifika Education plan I can drop some off to your school and that we can work something out from there.  What do you think?

    Faafetai lava

  • Togi Lemanu (View all users posts) 22 Aug 2013 9:26pm ()

    Talofa lava Kaine,

    These are great ideas celebrating the different Pasifika nations.  Another one would be the Pasifika language weeks for 2013.  This is posted up on the MPIA website (Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs), they also have really good resources that you can use as well.  

  • Togi Lemanu (View all users posts) 25 Aug 2013 1:20pm ()

    These are fantastic responses and please keep it going.  This would be very useful for schools to get onto VLN and join our group because there are a lot of good things out there in schools.  Keep it going guys and get your colleagues to join the group.

    Have a blessed Sunday everyone.

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