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Vagahau Niue


The Niue storybooks

Teacher support materials accompany the six storybooks developed especially to support the Learning Languages Series resource Haia! An Introduction to Vagahau Niue.

Each story gives students opportunities to extend their language and cultural knowledge and to practise reading the target language of specific units in Haia!
These teacher support materials suggest how teachers can use the six storybooks to foster vagahau Niue learning at levels 1 and 2, particularly in the context of the Haia! programme.

Schools, ECE centres and education providers can order the set of six storybooks from  Down the back of the chair. Enter item number MOE11625 into their search box.

The storybook PDFs are also available for download below.



Links to Haia! An Introduction to Vagahau Niue

Teacher support materials

Fakatai La!

Rangi is going to Sifa’s house for a Niue lunch. But Rangi is such a fussy eater. Can Sifa convince her to try new things?

Unit 1 Fakafeleveia /introductions

Unit 4 Tau Fakafetuiaga he Magafaoa/ family relationships

Unit 5 Tau Mena Kai/ food

Fakatai La! - teacher support material (web page)

Kua Mau Nakai a Koe, ma Maia?

It’s Monday morning, and everyone at Maia’s house is doing chores. Everyone except Maia. She is late for school – again!

Unit 2 Magafaoa/ family

Unit 7 Kaina/ home

Kua Mau Nakai a Koe, ma Maia? - teacher support material (web page)

Taha Foki e Feua Sipote

Lina and her Canadian friend compare their families’ favourite sports as they complete their homework. Unit 8 Feua Sipote/ sports

Taha Foki e Feua Sipote - teacher support material (web page)

Ko e Heigoa e Kai Laā

Tomasi and his friends are looking for seafood for lunch. Tomasi gets teased by his friends for being scared of uga. Could there be uga in Wellington?

Unit 12 Tau Vahā he Tau/ seasons

Unit 13 Kumi e tau Mena/ finding Things

Ko e Heigoa e Kai L- teacher support material (web page)

Fefeua he Pelapela

Taveli is very happy to go to his cousin Siuni’s first birthday celebration. They play happily together, but Siuni is full of mischief.

Unit 11 Foaki Mena Fakaalofa/ gifting

Unit 15 Tau Fiafia Fakamagafaoa/ family celebrations

Fefeua he Pelapela - teacher support material (web page)

Ko e Mataafaga i Avatele

Loi and Iakopo are excited about going swimming at Avatele beach. But when they get there, they find something even more exciting – fishing.

Unit 17 Tau Finagalo/ feelings

Unit 18 Talahauaga ke he tau Matakavi/ describing Places

Ko e Mataafaga i Avatele - teacher support material (web page)