During 2021 we were privileged to work alongside John and Judy McCaffery of Waka Aotearoa Education, and other partners as members of the Vaka Leo Voices Consortium. Below are some highlights of that work and you can see more about the work of the consortium here.
Blessed with Bilingual Brains
The Vaka Leo Voices mission is to support quality, evidence-based teaching and learning in Pasifika bilingual programmes.
Our vision is all Pasifika learners are bilingual and biliterate.
Work cooperatively to promote, develop and apply greater evidence-based knowledge and expertise about Bilingualism, Bilingual/Immersion Education among parents, communities, educators, and officials.
VLVC is a group of Bilingual/Immersion units/Schools, ECE and Pasifika & Research Educational Organisations, Pasifika Whanau and Church groups that work together to support, develop and enhance the knowledge of bilingual education to:
Long term we will be working with schools and ECE to develop “Realm Language Bilingual Immersion Programmes”
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"A Principal's view on Bilingual Education" - Stephanie Anich, Principal Mangere East School
"Why I put my children in Bilingual Education" - Malama Langioa, Tongan parent
"Simultaneous Biliteracy" John McCaffery, Richmond Road School Bilingualism Conference
Separate underlying proficiency vs Common underlying proficiency animation
Vaka Leo Voice Consortium Blessed with Bilingual Brains Participants and Events help in Phase One: View Full Map
"Developing a Pasifika Languages Policy: Implications for Aotearoa New Zealand and Its Pacific Partners", Professor Stephen May. Read
Pacific languages learning, teaching resources and professional development opportunities Te Kete Ipurangi
Pasifika dual language books View resources
Dual Language Texts Search View all resources
Language Enhancing the Achievement of Pasifika (LEAP) View
Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030 Read
The Lalanga Fou Language and High Tech Fono Report Read
Wellbeing Budget 2020 Pacific Aotearoa Rebuilding Together Read
Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030 Read here