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Niue Language Week
October 13 - October 19
Fakaalofa lahi atu!
We celebrate Niue Language Week from Sunday 13 October – Saturday 19 October 2019. This special week gives speakers of Vagahau Niue the chance to be experts in the classroom, and allows whānau and the wider Niue community to see their language and culture being treasured. This resource page offers ideas and resources to help you celebrate Vagahau Niue Week with your students and school community.
Did you know?
Niue is one of the smallest countries on earth and the largest raised coral atoll.
Niue peoples are the fourth largest Pacific community living in Aotearoa New Zealand with 23,883 people, 77% of whom live in Auckland. (2013 Census)
Most Niue peoples in the world (74 percent) were born in New Zealand.
Links to The New Zealand Curriculum
Vagahau Niue Week supports the curriculum principles of cultural diversity and inclusion, and provides an opportunity for students to:
demonstrate the vision of connection to a global community
explore the values of diversity, community, and respect
achieve learning outcomes described in the learning languages area
make use of key competencies, especially using language, symbols and texts, and relating to others.