For the second episode in the 2019 season of Teaching Today we visited Toru Fetū Kindergarten in Porirua – the first purpose-built Pacifica kindergarten in the country.

Last year they won a Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award because of strong links with three Pacific communities: Cook Islands, Tuvalu, and Niue. Find out how the teachers nurture strong language and cultural identity in their learners and became the heart of the local community.

A transcript is available here: https://teachingcouncil.nz/sites/default/files/Episode%202%20transcript_1.pdf

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Tapasā is a resources for all teachers of Pacific learners: it is designed to support teachers to become more culturally aware, confident and competent when engaging with Pacific learners and their parents, families and communities: https://teachingcouncil.nz/content/tapas%C4%81-cultural-competencies-framework-teachers-of-pacific-learners

Background music:

COOK ISLAND DRUM BEAT - Drums of Araura with Ru

Red Sails / E Tai Roimata - Apiti Nicholas

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