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Pasifika Education

Summary

This topic page considers Pasifika education. It provides links to material on Education Counts and other websites that may be of interest to those interested in Pasifika Education.

Pasifika education is a priority area of work for government and the Ministry of Education.  Accordingly there is much work going on in this area affecting Pasifika children, students and communities.  This theme page provides access to research and statistical information on Education Counts.

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Pasifika Education: Ministry of Education website
Want different Pasifika education material? On the Ministry of Education's Pasifika index page you will be able to access more pasifika education material, including the Talanoa Ako newsletter, the Pasifika Eduducation plan and other interesting policy and strategic information.
 

Pasifika Education Plan and its Monitoring Reports

Pasifika Education Plan

The Pasifika Education Plan provides the Ministry of Education with strategic direction for improving education outcomes for Pasifika peoples in New Zealand.

The original plan (Pasifika Education Plan 2001-2005) saw significant progress in meeting participation targets, however, making gains on achievement targets proved challenging.

In June 2006 the Pasifika Education Plan 2006-2010 was released.  This plan built on the strengths of the previous plan while signalling areas where extra effort is required to make significant lifts in Pasifika student achievement. The Pasifika Education Plan 2008-2012 was relaunched in 2008. The main focus here was a concerted effort to "step up" the plan to ensure Pasfika education enrolments confirmed to improve. And to extend the timeframe of the plan to 2012 to align it to other key education strategies, such as Ka Hikitia, the Early Childhood Education Strategic Plan, and the Tertiary Education Strategy.

The revised Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012 focuses on raising achievement among Pasifika students. Government asked for the Pasifika Education Plan to be revised, to concentrate on those areas which will make the greatest difference for students, The revised Plan incorporates key Government initiatives such as National Standards in literacy and numeracy, which will help to raise achievement in reading, writing and maths. There is also a strong emphasis on the need for schools to promote and respect all Pasifika languages, cultures and identities.

The revised Plan concentrates on areas with high Pasifika populations, focusing on:

  • participation and quality in early childhood education
  • strong literacy and numeracy foundations in schooling, and making sure students are engaged in learning
  • more effective engagement with parents
  • transitioning students into higher levels of learning and achievement in tertiary education.

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Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012
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This publication reports on the Government's priorities for Pasifika education and the goals and actions to improve Pasifika student outcomes.

Author: Office of the Minister of Education
Date Published: November 2009


Pasifika Education Plan Monitoring Reports

The Pasifika Education Plan Monitoring Report brings together information from the early childhood education, schooling and tertiary sectors to assess improvements in Pasifika education and forecast the likelihood of achieving the targets established in the Pasifika Education Plan.

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Pasifika Education Plan: Monitoring Report 2010
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This monitoring report provides a national and regional picture of how Pasifika learners are progressing as the Plan is implemented in schools and communities. It gives us an idea of what level of progress is needed to achieve the Plan’s goals and targets by 2012.

Author: Ministry of Education
Date Published: May 2012


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Pasifika Education Plan: Monitoring Report 2009
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This monitoring report provides a national and regional picture of how Pasifika learners are progressing as the Plan is implemented in Schools and Communities. It gives us an idea of what level of progress is needed to achieve the Plan's goals and targets for 2012.

Author: Ministry of Education
Date Published: January 2010



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Mid-Term Review of the Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012
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This paper sets out the key findings of a mid-term review of the Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012 (the Plan).  It outlines the next steps to be taken to accelerate progress including future areas of focus that will form the basis of a new Plan to be developed in 2012.

Author: Office of the Minister of Education
Date Published: August 2011

Progress against Pasifika Education Plan targets

The Progress on Pasifika Education Plan Targets page provides the latest data on the targets from the Pasifka Education Plan 2013-2017. This page is updated as new data is made available.
 

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      The latest progress on the targets from Pasifika Education Plan.

Education Sector Indicators on Education Counts

A set of education sector indicators has been developed to help assess and monitor the 'health' of education in New Zealand. The indicators focus on the outcomes of education and training, and the important influences on those outcomes.

Indicators assist us to identify key strengths and weaknesses in the education sector and monitor the progress, or lack of progress, being made towards key educational goals.

A fundamental principle of our approach to monitoring is that where an indicator is thought to be worthy of monitoring, it should be monitored by separate ethnic groups as well as the total population. Two-thirds of the indicators have information on Pasifika, including tables of information.

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      The latest education sector indicators on Education Counts.

Pasifika Research Publications on Education Counts

The Ministry undertakes and commissions a considerable amount of research, much of which is being utilised in the development of Pasifika education policies.

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      The latest Pasifika research education publications on Education Counts.
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      The latest education research publications on Education Counts.

Pasifika Statistics on Education Counts

The Ministry of Education holds various collections of statistical information obtained through Ministry of Education processes, including data on student participation and achievement, and sector performance across a range of educational and financial criteria.

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      The latest Pasifika education statistics on Education Counts.
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      The latest education statistics on Education Counts.

New Zealand Government Sites of Interest


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Ministry of Education
A link to the Pasifika education index page on the Ministry of Education website. 
From here you will be able to access more Pasifika education material.


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Pasific Island Affairs
The Ministry of Pasific Island Affairs provides high quality policy advice to Government and other agencies.



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Statistics New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand is a Government department and New Zealand's national statistical office. 
It is the country's major source of statistics.

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