Papakura High School Papakura High School

Level 1 Tongan - Culture / Heritage - External

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Lauaki.

Recommended Prior Learning

Requirements for Level 1 Tongan: 

It would be beneficial if you have also taken the Semester 1 - 1TNGL course.

Students will ideally have a basic understanding of the Tongan language and can demonstrate some spoken and written competency in the language. Students MUST be willing to stand and present speeches in spoken Lea Faka-Tonga. Students MUST be willing to participate/contribute in class discussions.

Kau mai, lava mai! Join us in learning how our Pacific people navigated the moana (ocean) through a field trip to the Maritime museum and ending it with great me’akai. You will explore and learn of the different roles and responsibilities of Tongan people particularly when making food and dance movement.  The learning that will take place in this course is in preparation for the TWO EXTERNAL Assessments that you will be sitting at the end of the Semester.  

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