Applying Pacific Cultural Capability 2


What is cultural social distancing: Le Va?

Event Details

This is a one-hour online session.

21 April 2021

12:15 - 1:15pm


$50 +GST Register

Explore the meaning and importance of Le Va, (the space between things), and why the observance of this is crucial for Pacific Island communities of learning. 

Topics covered

The workshop covers 

  • What is Le Va? 
  • Why is it so important in Pacific Island cultures? 
  • How can I observe Le Va in my teaching? 

The learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop participants will:  

  • have a good awareness of Le Va and its observance 
  • understand its importance in Pacific Island cultures 
  • have some strategies for observing Le Va in their practice.

Who is it for?

This workshop is recommended for all educators working with or supporting Pacific learners; especially those in vocational or foundation-level education. (Tapatoru Papa Rua Level 2)  

About the facilitators

Pale Sauni is a senior Pacific Samoan educator who has been delivering workshops on financial wellbeing for over 15 years. He has critical insights on how we can engage with our Pacific learning communities by and through the understanding of how money works. Pale will facilitate a discussion around how tools and strategies can unlock learning success. 

Saylene is a Pacific educator and facilitator who specialises in engaging workshop participants in understanding how to better engage with Pacific teaching and learning, and how to support Pacific learners. She has contributed to the development of the Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway and continues to work with different audiences to share effective use of this tool. 

Ako Aotearoa Badges 

Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of workshop participation.