Samoa Language Week

Talofa Lava! 

Vaiaso o le Gagana  Sāmoa - Samoa Language Week is being held from Sunday 26 May – Saturday 1 June 2019. 

Our theme for this year is: ‘Lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo se lumana’i manuia’ - ‘Weave an environment for a better future’.

Samoa Language Week Poster 

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Help promote Samoa Language Week in your church, workplace, school or your community.

Click here to download the 2019 Samoa Language Week poster

Key proverbs 

Ia ō gatasi le futia ma le umele – May the essential components, be of equal strength

Ia soso’o le fau ma le fau – Allow two of equal strength, follow each other

O le aso ma le filiga, o le aso ma le mata’iga tila – A day to focus on the job at hand, another to reflect

A malu i fale, e malu i fafo – Respect yourself and others will

E tua le fale tele i le faleo’o – Even the mighty, needs others

Helpful resources

We encourage you to speak, use, teach and learn Gagana Sāmoa (Sāmoan Language), below are some helpful resources and links:

Events calendar

We encourage you to find an event happening for Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa in your area and take part in the vibrant celebrations.

If you know of an event taking place in your community, please share those details with us - email contact@mpp.govt.nz 

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

Sunday 26 May

 

SAMOA LANGUAGE WEEK LAUNCH

Fale o Samoa, Mangere Auckland

5 – 7.30pm

Opening Church Service led by Rev Perema Leasi and the mafutaga o faifeau, Wellington.

PIPC Church, Porirua

5.30pm

Monday 27 May

 

 

Year 13 Samoan Language Week Programme

University of Auckland

University of Auckland

To be confirmed

MIT – Launch of Samoan Students Association

MIT Pasifika Community Centre, North Campus, Auckland

11am – 1pm

Victoria University of Wellington – Tatalaina o le Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa. Lotu and Ava Feiloa’iga

Wansolwara – Kelburn Library, Level 2, Victoria University, Wellington

10am – 12pm

Victoria University of Wellington - Library presentations & student reflections

Wansolwara – Kelburn Library, Level 2, Victoria University, Wellington

12 - 1pm

Tuesday 28 May

 

Otahuhu Library Debates

Otahuhu Library

 To be confirmed

Victoria University of Wellington – Samoan student debates

Porirua College vs VUW Samoan students

Wansolwara – Kelburn Library, Level 2, Victoria University, Wellington

12 – 1pm

Wednesday 29 May

 

 

Fa’afiafiaga mo tina ma tama matutua

  • Kia Aroha College
  • Ferguson School
  • Otahuhu Primary School
  • Sutton Park

Fale o Samoa, Mangere - Auckland

10am-2pm

Victoria University of Wellington - Student and class presentations

Wansolwara – Kelburn Library, Level 2, Victoria University, Wellington

10am - 1pm

Thursday 30 May

 

Robertson Road School Umu

Robertson Road School, Auckland

All Day

Victoria University of Wellington - Awards for student and class presentations

Wansolwara – Kelburn Library, Level 2, Victoria University, Wellington

11am - 1pm

Friday 31 May

Robertson Road School Taulaga Lauga, Prizegiving, Fa’afiafiaga

Robertson Road School, Auckland

 All Day