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Teacher exchange to Niue described as invaluable

08 August 2017

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

Rowandale Primary School teachers in Niue with parents of students at Niue Primary School. Photo/ Rowandale's Principal Blog.

A South Auckland primary school principal says Pacific teachers have a lot to contribute to their counterparts in the islands.

Rowandale Primary School Principal Karl Vasau, has just returned from Niue, where he took six of his teachers for a week's attachment at Niue Primary School.

He says the trip to the islands and a corresponding trip by the Niuean school to New Zealand, was invaluable.

"They collaborated on planning and assessment for the children," he says. "My staff provided PLD (Professional Learning and Development) on relationship-based learning, reading and writing programme and also a numeracy evening for parents," says Vasau.

Niue Primary School Principal Moka Vaha, visited Rowandale Primary School in May.

Teachers workshop for Year 7 and 8 at Niue Primary School. Photo/ Rowandale's Principal Blog.

Tags: education, Niue, Rowandale Primary School, Karl Vasau, Niue Primary School, Moka Vaha,