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Vaka Leo Voices Consortium

Blessed with Bilingual Brains

Our mission is to support quality, evidence-based teaching and learning in Pasifika bilingual programmes.

Our vision is all Pasifika learners are bilingual and biliterate 

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PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT #

Work cooperatively to promote, develop and apply greater evidence-based knowledge and expertise about Bilingualism, Bilingual/Immersion Education among parents, communities, educators, and officials.

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT #

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:

  • Build closer sustainable links between Pasifika language ECE’s and their Bilingual Primary School units 
  • Create links between Pasifika families and Bilingual programmes so more children enter bilingual /immersion classes in schools. 
  • Develop Bilingual/Immersion programmes to reach the 50% minimum requirement of teacher use as the medium of curriculum instruction.  
  • Explore and report on what needs to happen to support bilingual teaching and programmes in schools. 

Long term we will be working with schools and ECE to develop “Realm Language Bilingual Immersion Programmes”  

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USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES #

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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

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Vaka Leo Voice Consortium Blessed with Bilingual Brains Participants and Events help in Phase One: View Full Map

VLVC 2021 Phase 1 maps

"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

CONTACT OUR TEAM  #

info@wakaaotearoa.co.nz

09 307 21 01


OUR SUPPORTERS #

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