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Action Plan for Pacific Education - video transcript

Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030

Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakatalofa atu, Namaste, Kam na mauri, tēnā koutou and warm Pacific greetings.

Thank you for continuing to share your experiences and the innovation and aspirations of your families and your communities, and thank you for caring and supporting each other during COVID-19.

Through the fono series of 2018 and 2019, Pacific learners, families, teachers, leaders and communities shared what matters to them in education: an education system that is free from racism; that values Pacific children, young people and families as leaders of learning; and supports them to feel safe, valued and equipped to achieve their education aspirations.

We know that some things matter even more now because of COVID-19 like access to education, and meaningful pathways that lead to employment, learner and family wellbeing.

We have great pleasure in sharing with you the Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030.

Please see below the link to download.

Summary version (English) 

Full Action Plan (English) 


Hard copies for early learning centres, schools and tertiary institutions are available now through Down the Back of the chair.

To order go to www.thechair.co.nz or email orders@thechair.minedu.govt.nz.

If you are an individual or community group who would like hard copies, email your request to pacific.educationconversation@education.govt.nz

The Action Plan maps the Government’s commitment to transforming outcomes for Pacific learners and families and signals how early learning services, schools and tertiary providers can achieve change for Pacific learners and their families.

The Action Plan identifies five key shifts and a set of actions that are needed to achieve this vision:

  • work reciprocally with diverse Pacific communities to respond to unmet needs, with an initial focus on needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • confront systemic racism and discrimination in education;
  • enable every teacher, leader and educational professional to take coordinated action to become culturally competent with diverse Pacific learners;
  • partner with families to design education opportunities together with teachers, leaders and educational professionals so aspirations for learning and employment can be met; and
  • grow, retain and value highly competent teachers, leaders and educational professionals with diverse Pacific whakapapa.

The Action Plan was co-designed with Pacific communities through a series of fono in 2018 and 2019. You can find out more about what was shared at the fono, on this webpage, under “What you said: 2018” and “What you said: 2019”

The Action Plan has resources and guidance for early learning services, schools, tertiary providers and families and communities, including planning templates.

You can find a short summary of the Action Plan in English and 10 Pacific languages here:

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te 'gana Tuvalu
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