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MOE Learning Languages Newsletter – Samoan Language Week 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talofa, talofa, talofa lava.
O le viiga ma le fa’afetai i le Atua e le fa’aitiitia ona o mea matagofie
ma le matalasi ua ia faia. Ae fa’aagatonu se tautalaga i le autu ma le
manulauti o lenei tusitusiga.
E ese le matagofie o tapenapenaga a alo ma fanau mai aoga
maualuluga eseese i totonu nei i Aukilani. Sa fa’ate’ia le va’ai, na
lagona f’o’i le fiafia ma le fa’agae’etia ona o le finafinau o alo ma
fanau ia ina ia fa’aolaola le gagana i totonu o aoga aemaise o lenei
atunu’u.
I le Aso Sa 27 Me, na tatala aloa’ia ai le vaiaso o le gagana Samoa i
le Kolisi o Southern Cross. Na fa’atumulia i aoga eseese, aemaise o
matua i le latou pitola’au o le lagolagosua. Sa matagofie le vaaiga i
lea aso, sa fa’agaeetia foi le to’atele ona o le maualuga o le tulaga na
o’o iai le fa’asoa a alo ma fanau. E moni lava na tutupu ma fananau
a’e i Aotearoa nei, peita’i olo’o tumau pea ia te’i latou le loto o le
finafinau ma le sogasoga ina ia mautu le gagana.
I tapenapenaga o le vaiaso, i totonu o si o’u laumua nei, matou
te fa’amanatu lava ma taumafai e saili se isi ituaiga fa’atinoga e
fa’alauiloa ai le vaiaso. Sa matou tapenaina mea’ai Samoa mo le
malu taeao mai le Aso Gafua seia paia le Aso Faraile, ae le gata i lea
o le fa’amatalaina o nisi o vaega o le aganu’u mo le fa’alauteleina o
le malamalama o nisi o faiaoga mai isi atunu’u.
Ao le aso Faraile 1 Iuni, na tapuni aloaia ai le vaiaso o le gagana
Samoa, ma fa’ailogaina fo’i i le aoga a
teine o le Kalama. Sa va’aia foi le tumu ma
ese fo’i le tapenaga o lea aso. Sa vaevae
i kulupu ma faia ai ni galuega fa’atino
aua le fa’alauteleina o le malamalama o
tamaiti i le oa o le gagana. O se tasi foi
o sui mai le kolisi o Magele sa fa’atino se
solo faitaga e fa’atatau i le autu o le aso e
fa’apea “ Alofa atu nei, alofa mai taeao”
By Jane Malauulu, Mangere College
Alofa atu nei, alofa mai taeao.
Se’eane laia i ou se’etaga malu,
Ae se’i ou tautala e fa’ailo ma toe fa’amanatu.
Le autu po’o le manulauti lele ua fa’ata’atia
O sou manatu ma so’u lagona o le’a folasia.
Le upu alofa e talalasi lona fa’amatalaina,
Le faasamoa, o fa’alapotopotoga, aoga aemaise o aiga.
Ae e fa’amamafa la’u talanoa i le alofa fa’atino i totonu o a’oga,
Le tomai ma le poto salalau lele ua saoasaoa lona fa’aaogaina.
Le alofa fa’aali i totonu o aoga, o le a lona uiga,
Lima foa’i, tautua punoua’i ma lou alofa le fa’atuaoia.
E moni lava o alo ma fanau mai atu motu eseese o le pasefika,
Peita’i o le alofa fa’asamoa e le fa’apito lona fa’atinoina.
O lou alofa fa’aali ma se mea lelei e te faia i totonu o lou
si’osi’omaga,
O le’a le galo lea i o matou loto ma agaga.
I totonu o aoga o se siosiomaga malu puipuia ma toe saogalemu,
O faiaoga i le latou matafaioi o le a’oa’o, ina ia maua le poto e
tautua ai atunu’u.
Alofa atu nei,alofa mai taeao,
Le vaiaso o le gagana Samoa ina ia uli ma sao.
Tama a tagata e fafaga i upu ma tala,
Aua o le Samoa moni lava e tauama i ana tu ma ana aga.
A’o se upu ua le tautamali’i i lau fa’afofogaaga,
Fa’amagalo se leo vaivai o le auauna.
Talosia ia maua se ai o lenei fa’atasiga,
Aua tupulaga fai a’e, ae tainane o nuu, ekalesia ma aiga.
E ese lota mimita ae vaai atu o sagisagi fiafia fanau e fia iloa le ta
gagana, aua fai mai upu a le atunu’u, “A leai se gagana, ua po le
nu’u. O se fa’amatalaga pu’upu’u lena e tusa foi ma lea fa’amoemoe
taua na feagai ai nisi o aoga maualuluga i totonu nei i Aukilani. Ou
te fa’amoemoe i le Tama o i le lagi na te fa’amatala ma fa’apupula
le aoga ma le taua o lea vaiaso i alo ma
fanau i totonu o Niu Sila nei i o outou loto
ma finagalo. Se fai mai e iloa lava le Samoa
i ana tu ma ana aga, a lea na fa’atino e alo
ma fanau ia i lea aso.
Se upu ua le tautamali’i i sau silasila,
fa’amagalo le auauna, leaga fai mai e poto
lava le tautai, ae iai lava le taimi e sasi ai.
Soifua ma ia manuia.
By Hannah Pio, Mangere College

 

 

NCEA Have your say

The Government has extended consultation on the NCEA Review until 19 October. We are particularly interested in hearing your views and working with teachers and leaders.

Please click on this link here to have your say:

https://conversation.education.govt.nz/conversations/ncea-have-your-say/

 

 

 

Parent/Student/Teacher Meeting – 8 & 9 September 2016

We are holding our Parent/Student/Teacher meetings on Thursday and Friday this week.  
On Thursday 8 September the school will finish at 1:30pm to allow the meetings to begin at 3pm, and students will only need to attend school on Friday 9 September at the times of their PST meeting.

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Visiting Author – Daryl Brougham

We were honored to have Daryl Brougham, author of the book “Through the eyes of a foster child” visit our library on 11th May, 2016.  Our students were amazed and captivated as he retold his experiences.

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Manukau Institute of Technology Trades Academy Prize Giving

Congratulation to the following Mangere College students that received top awards at the Manukau Institute of Technology Trades Academy prize-giving.  These students received these Vocational Pathways awards.

Simon Chand                     Excellence Award in Electrical

Maria Sagisagi                    Excellence Award in Plumbing

Terongo Daniels                Diligence Award in Plumbing

Vocational Pathway Health Pathways Award We would also like to congratulate Adrienne Siloi for receiving an award at the NZ Career College/Academy of Vocational Studies award ceremony.

 

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BIG Thank You – Cavalier Bremworth

The staff and students of Mangere College would like to thank Cavalier Bremworth for kindly donating carpet for our Senior Common Room. They also offered their services to fit and install the carpet which was greatly appreciated. The new carpet has given the room a real ‘lift’ and the students will certainly enjoy using the room and its facilities.

 

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Community invitation to fare well Mr Heyes

Staff and Students of Mangere College would like to extend an invitation to our school community; families, former students and friends, to join us in fare welling long-serving Principal, Mr John Heyes, on Monday the 2nd of November at 1.30pm in the school auditorium. We would appreciate it if guests could be seated by 1.15pm.

LEMOA HENRY SEVESI FESULUAI

Was awarded the ‘Educator of the Year Tangata Tiriti Award’ at the ACE (Adult & Community Education Aotearoa) Conference which was held on Wednesday, 17 June at Te Papa in Wellington.
This award recognises an individual for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development and delivery of adult and community education. It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in teaching, training, administration, or a combination of these.

To the Mangere College community

Many of you will have seen the article on UE in the Saturday’s Herald. Below is the full text of the statement that I sent to the reporter:

 

While an article on UE vs L1 may be an interesting statistical exercise I would like to sound a word of caution.

As the Education Reporter you will know that nationally about 30% of school leavers each year head off to university. For this cohort of students an article on UE vs L1 may be of academic interest.

However for the majority of school leavers and their families a comparison of L2 vs L1 will be of more use, as the Government’s emphasis on the BPS targets clearly state that L2 is the desired entrance qualification for further tertiary study, training or for entering the work force.

Consequently I find it perplexing in 2015 that UE should still be seen as a desirable target for all senior secondary school students. Along with other educational administrations in the OECD New Zealand made a mistake in the 1980s and 90s in downplaying the vitality and importance of trades training and apprenticeships and it is well and truly time for this perceived primacy of UE to be placed in its proper perspective as the necessary qualification for only the 30% of our school leavers who are heading off to university.

At Mangere College we place a great deal of emphasis on ensuring that each student is clear about their academic pathway through secondary school and also that each student is aware of the necessary qualifications that they need to attain to allow their particular pathway to be achieved.

 

John Heyes

NCEA: Shining examples

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11429705

But for schools such as Mangere College, where this year level one results have improved by 70 per cent – seeing 65 per cent of students pass – it is the result of a long campaign.

Mangere College principal John Heyes said its improvement had been tracking upwards for 12 years.

He said the school had actively sought external support in its staff pedagogical development and also enlisted focused help for its students from outside mentors including the University of Auckland.

“Since 2010, we have worked with the University of Auckland in the Starpath Project, which has seen us place increased emphasis on the academic counselling work that we provide our students,” Mr Heyes said.

The Starpath Project was launched in 2005 to help secondary school students who were not meeting the criteria to get into university. The initiative has a particular focus on improving results among Maori and Pasifika pupils and students from poorer backgrounds.

Mr Heyes said: “We’ve also revised the way we report to our parental community – holding parent/ student/ teacher conferences led by our form teachers.”

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