Guidance for teachers working with Pasifika students in secondary schools

1. Introduction

Pasifika students make up an increasing proportion of New Zealand's secondary school population. This booklet is intended as a guide for teachers. The NZ Curriculum states the school curriculum will... "ensure that the experiences, cultural traditions, histories, and languages of all New Zealanders are recognised and valued. It will acknowledge the place of Pacific Islands' communities in New Zealand society, and New Zealand's relationships with the peoples of the South Pacific".