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Articles from the Education Gazette that look at Pasifika issues, achievement, and success across primary and secondary schools.

Articles from the Education Gazette that look at Pasifika issues, achievement, and success across primary and secondary schools.

100% effort at Aranui High (published May 2015)
Aranui High School recently celebrated a special achievement among their Pasifika students: a 100 per cent pass rate in NCEA Level 1 and Level 2. Principal John Rohs explains how the effort to create cultural connections has brought the Aranui community together, and is fostering results, of both the measurable and more abstract kind.

The Taro Patch: Pasifika success at Westlake Boys’ High School (published Dec 2014)
A community focus has successfully lifted achievement and integration among Pasifika students at Westlake.

Call for more Pasifika educators in special education (published June 2013)
There is a need for more Pasifika teachers in inclusive and special education contexts. This article features two teachers pursuing a career in this field, and looks at the importance of Pasifika teachers in special education.

Mangere East students can’t get enough of "Bobbie" maths (published July 2013)
Massey University researcher Dr Bobbie Hunter and the leadership team at Mangere East Primary School talk about the community of mathematical inquiry there that has students and their families fizzing.

Engaging Pasifika parents contributes to strong results (published Sept 2012)
Lifting Pasifika educational achievement is a priority for all New Zealand schools. The Pasifika Education Plan emphasises the importance of effective engagement between Pasifika parents, families, and teachers. This secondary focus is for secondary teachers working with Pasifika learners and their families.


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