Pasifika Symposium 2019

Hastings Girls’ High School, Friday 27 September 2019, 9.00am - 2.30pm 

Report to the school office on arrival for registration

Our aim is to provide inspiration and practical ideas for teachers of Pacific learners. This year we will run two themes for workshops; Pathways and Wellbeing and Pasifika Education.

Keynote Speakers:

Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa. Pro Vice-Chancellor – Pacific, The University of Auckland.

Dr Michelle Johansson, Programme Director, Teach First NZ

We have limited spaces available

$50 per person (including a Pacific banquet lunch)

9.00 - 9.10amWelcome and prayer by Minister Iosefo
9.10 - 9.55am Presentation by keynote speaker Dr Michelle Johansson, Programme Director, Teach First NZ
10.00 - 10.45am Workshop One
aJosephina Ah Sam – Workshop Title – “Empowering and informing mathematical educators”. Josephina Ah Sam is a lecturer in Maths at the University of Auckland. With experience in teaching Maths both in high school and university settings, she has pedagogical and research interests in teaching young Pacific peoples’ Maths. She graduated with a Masters in Maths education in 2016, and is currently completing a research project called “Seeding Māori and Pasifika Success in Tertiary Mathematics”.
bAmy Moli -  Hastings Girls' High School, CoL Pasifika Lead. Developing a school wide Pasifika Education Plan
cPacific Youth Project overview + Engaging effectively with Pacific training 
Tofilau Talalelei Taufale (Pacific Health Development Manager, Pacific Health Team, HBDHB)Amataga Iuli (Pasifika Health Promoter, Pacific Health Team, HBDHB) Dr. Diane Mara (Pacific Consultant)Tumema Faioso (Pacific Community Leader)
dMichelle Johanssen, Programme Director of Teach First, Spoken Word poet - 'growing Polynesian leaders'
10.45 – 11.00am Morning tea
11.00 – 11.50amPresentation by keynote speaker Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa. Pro Vice-Chancellor – Pacific, The University of Auckland
11.50 - 12.35pm Workshop Two
aJosephina Ah Sam – Workshop Title – “Empowering and informing mathematical educators”. Josephina Ah Sam is a lecturer in Maths at the University of Auckland. With experience in teaching Maths both in high school and university settings, she has pedagogical and research interests in teaching young Pacific peoples’ Maths. She graduated with a Masters in Maths education in 2016, and is currently completing a research project called “Seeding Māori and Pasifika Success in Tertiary Mathematics”.
bAmy Moli -  Hastings Girls’ High School, CoL Pasifika Lead. Developing a school wide Pasifika Education Plan
cPacific Youth Project overview + Engaging effectively with Pacific training Tofilau Talalelei Taufale (Pacific Health Development Manager, Pacific Health Team, HBDHB)Amataga Iuli (Pasifika Health Promoter, Pacific Health Team, HBDHB)Dr. Diane Mara (Pacific Consultant)Tumema Faioso (Pacific Community Leader)
dMichelle Johanssen, Programme Director of Teach First, Spoken Word poet - ‘growing Polynesian leaders’
12.45 - 1.45pm 
Pasifika Lunch and entertainment
1.45 - 2.30pm Panel of young Pasifika students 
2.30 - 2.40pmThank you and closing prayer

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