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‘OUR HERITAGE, THE OCEAN’

‘Our Heritage, The Ocean’ is a compilation of the top stories from the 2015 Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition.

Summary

What’s life like in the beautiful Pacific? 556 more words

Pacific Literature

Death is only the beginning: A memorable event in Gisborne

Imagine if you will, a backdrop of soft whispering waterfalls, sun-kissed cornfields, and baked grassy hills.  At night, you hear the hissing spray of waves and the roaring of the sea, with the haunting light of the moon in the dark of the sky.  639 more words

Indigenous

French Polynesia: Island of Shattered Dreams by Chantal T Spitz

One of my reading goals for 2017 was to read more books by indigenous authors and because of that project I had the pleasure of picking up Island of Shattered Dreams. 645 more words

Review

TOWER OF BABEL IN THE SOUTH SEAS

Can you imagine a world where people speak the same language? Can you imagine yourself always understanding what foreigners say and being able to express your thoughts no matter where you are? 687 more words

Language

Where do you come from?

“Where do you come from?”  “Where were you born?”  

Yes, I have been asked these questions many times over the years.  On the surface it appears innocuous, but for me personally, I grow tired of such questions as it poses an underlying sense of prejudice and an assumption that I am not originally from New Zealand.   665 more words

Reflection

Put some PEP in our step

Post Links to PTC5– show leadership that contributes to effective teaching and learning

At the end of Term 4, 2016 I attended a Core Education Workshop on how implementing Pasifika Education Plan in your school. 340 more words

PTC5

MARIA screens at Pollywood

MARIA premieres at Pollywood Pasifika Film festival in Auckland in a programme of short films by Pacific Islander filmmakers. Now in its 14th year, Pollywood 2016 includes eight Pasifika films in an eclectic mix of multi-genre work with a family theme. 108 more words

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