pacific learners toolkit


Achieving student success | Unpacking a Pasifika resource kit

Event Details

This is a facilitated online course. 

Webinar one:
2 August, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Webinar two:
9 August, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Webinar three:
16 August, 10:00am - 12:00pm


$210+GST Register

Topics covered

Gain greater understanding of Pacific perspectives and explore a newly developed tool for a range of strategies and resources to assist you with more meaningful engagement with your Pasifika learners.

The understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies as well as effective culturally responsive pastoral care to support Pasifika students at tertiary institutions is critical if educational institutions are to aim for increased Pasifika success within their institutions.

Through active participation, the facilitators will lead attendees through lively, practical exercises as a way of experiencing a multiplicity of Pasifika perspectives.

The Pasifika Resource Kit was developed as a result of the findings from a collaborative research project Change Strategies in enhancing Pasifika Success in three Tertiary Institutions in Canterbury. The collective Pasifika student voice from the three institutions were the building blocks in the development of this resource kit.

Course outline

The course is three weeks in duration, which includes weekly online video conferences providing direct interaction with the facilitator. There is an expected commitment of five hours per week to work on tasks after each video conference – facilitator support will be available if needed. 

About the facilitators

Pauline Luafutu-Simpson
Pauline is a Samoan Kiwi born in Grey Lynn Auckland. Her family moved to Christchurch when she was 9. Pauline has been involved with the Christchurch Pasifika community over a number of years and has an enduring interest and passion in Pasifika education.

Ashalyna Noa
Ashalyna is a New Zealand born Samoan, raised in Auckland and Christchurch. Ashalyna is currently working as Kaiārahi Pasifika (Ako Project) with the UC Pacific Development Team and studying towards her PhD at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.


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