Papakura High School Papakura High School

Year 10 Tongan - Customs & Tradition

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Lauaki.

Recommended Prior Learning

Requirements for Year 10 Tongan: An interest in learning Tongan Language, and trying something new.  A basic knowledge/understanding of the Tongan Language would be beneficial. Students MUST also be willing to stand and present speeches in spoken Lea Faka-Tonga. Students must also be willing to participate/contribute in class discussions. 

Kau mai, lava mai! Join us in Semester 2 to learn about Lea Faka-Tonga through the lens of Tongan history. We will learn about the significance of Tongan food (‘umu), dance and songs in different settings. You will also experience Tongan traditions and customs during Tongan Language Week.

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to Tongan Grammar and Language Structure/Greetings and introductions

Term 2
The Tongan family

Term 3
Tongan legends and folktales

Term 4
Tongan Music and Dance

Learning Areas:



Level 1 Tongan - Lea Faka-Tonga


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