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Children and young people are accepted, respected and connected

Lead agency: 
Ministry of Education

Funding has been provided to deliver projects in three regions (South Waikato, Wellington, and Auckland) over four years to support Pacific learners and families from the New Zealand realm countries of Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau, to support competencies in Pacific realm languages and English, and to successfully transition into schooling. This includes brokering access to evidence-based initiatives and developing language resources in te reo Māori Kūki Āirani, gagana Tokelau and vagahau Niue.

The first of two fono with Pacific bilingual teachers have been held to determine the need for and priority order for resource development. Analysis of the feedback is underway to inform further decisions about resource development.