PASIFIKA PROJECT (PSCPL) Update
The Roskill Schools and May Rd Primary have been working together for two years building stronger relationships with our Pasifika families and supporting our Pasifika students in their learning. We were very fortunate to employ Pete Leilua as our Parent Liaison Officer. Pete works hard in our schools and communities, building relationships with our Pasifika children and families. He is involved in the homework centres and helps to facilitate our Young Leaders programme.
May Rd, Mt Roskill Intermediate and Mt Roskill Grammar have well established homework centres. These attract high numbers of Pasifika students and provide opportunities for our students to receive extra support and guidance with their learning. Mt Roskill Grammar also runs a Tongan Homework Centre for both students and parents.
All four schools run regular fono for Pasifika families. These sessions focus on ways we can work together to support our Pasifika students with their learning. The fono are well attended by families and the feedback from parents has been very positive.
Goals for 2012
- To increase parent attendance at fono
- To spread the Young Leaders initiative to all schools (Y6 and Y8)
- To involve more teachers in Pasifika events
- To develop co-operative learning strategies in order to better engage Pasifika students.
Reading Together Programme at MRP and MRI; Regular fono at all schools.
Work collaboratively with local Pastors; Support families with low school attendance (Pasifika Parent Liaison);Homework centres; Set up a Young Leaders programme at MRI, MRP and May Rd; Establish a group who will focus on co-operative learning strategies and engaging Pasifika students.