Wednesday, 26 September 2012

PASIFIKA WORKSHOP

KIA ORA....TALOFA...FAKALOFA ATU...NISA BULA VINAKA...TALOHA NI...MALO E LELEI AND A WARM PASIFIKA GREETING TO YOU ALL :)

For the last few months once a Friday if you haven't noticed that the T.A's and Learning Support are not on site once a month its because we've all scarpered off to our PASIFIKA Course and loving it all. 
There are so many things we have learnt and learnt from other Teacher Aides bringing their resources to share.  Words like scaffolding, front loading, sentence starters, semantics ... to name a few.
Rae Si'ilata
Rae Si'ilata
Rae Si'ilata (left) leads our PASIFIKA workshops and she started her teaching career in Porirua and is helped by Group Facilitator Fisiena Lupo (right) who is also a teacher at Holy Family School.
We have used this phrase within our Language Assistance groups and wanted to share it with all our readers as its being used in our workshops too.  It relates to scaffolding and reading to and by the teacher to the student then the student in turn does the same.  AWESOME !!!
               Here are some of our pictures from one of our workshops.
Andrew reads "Sione and the Talo" book.
Rachel looks over the pictures ...
Kirsty and Helaina discuss different ways of communicating

...and starts translating and writing the story in NIUEAN.

"Now what's the word for ..."
We have and continue to learn from these workshops especially from each other.  Thanks goes out to our fellow TEACHER AIDES from Rangikura, Corinna, Cannons Creek, Natone, Brandon Int, Glenview and Holy Family schools.

Happy reading until next term  :)

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