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Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Talofa ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia ora, Ni sa bula vinaka, Namaste.

We want to express our gratitude to all the parents, teachers, young people and communities who shared their ideas and opinions at our recent fono across the country.

We heard from around 2,000 people on a wide range of issues and opportunities in education and beyond. We hosted eight education fono in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Oamaru and Dunedin, as well as a series of smaller fono across Auckland.

We received over 7,000 comments from participants. Key themes and messages covered:

  • Culture & identity
  • Bias & racism
  • Teaching & learning
  • Access to services
  • Children & young people
  • Parents & communities
  • Wellbeing for Pacific communities
  • Success 
  • Knowledge & lifelong learning

A summary of the first findings from the first six pan-Pacific fono can be found here.

There will be a series of more detailed findings shared as they are completed. If you would like to subscribe to updates, please email Pacific.Educationconversation@education.govt.nz