Papakura High School Papakura High School

Year 10 Samoan - Introduction to Samoan Culture & Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Lauaki.

Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in learning Samoan Language, and trying something new.  A basic knowledge/understanding of the Samoan Language would be beneficial.

Talofa lava and Welcome to Samoa, the heart of the Pacific. In this Semester, we introduce you to Gagana Samoa for different settings i.e. greetings and farewells in Samoan as well as learning some key phrases to use in classrooms and around school. You will also have the chance to experience Polyfest and Samoan Language week through performance and Samoan songs.

Course Overview

Term 1
An introduction to Samoan Language and Culture - (Verbal Skills)

Term 2
Feiloaiga (Greetings)

Term 3
Kalama ole Gagana - Samoan grammar/Tutoatasi o Samoa - Samoan Independence

Term 4
Talanoaga, Faitau ma le Tusitusi - (Verbal, Reading and Writing skills)

Learning Areas:



Level 1 Samoan - Samoan Customs & External

Course Fees


The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.