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Samoan Language Week

 


Celebrating Samoan Language Week 2016


We're celebrating Samoan Language Week with another Book Sale and our Facebook Phrases of the Day. 


 



 





Celebrating Samoan Language Week 2015


We're celebrating Samoa Language Week with our Facebook Word/Phrase of the Day Memes and another exciting cultural workshop. This year our workshop - entitled 'Tautua Fa'amaoni' is a workshop about serving with integrity. See the poster below.

Phrase of the Day

Tautua matavela -Service through hospitality and catering

Tautua tuvāvae -Reliable and dependable service

Tautua aitaumalele - Serving from afar

Tautua toto - Willingness to sacrifice your life for service

Tautua matalilo -Serving with initiative

Tautua soli muli a’ao -Service through discipleship

Click here to go to our facebook page and download the artwork for each phrase of the day or share off our page.


Workshop Details

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Samoa Language Week 2014


Theme:     ‘Taofi mau i au measina' - 'Hold fast to your cultural treasures’

The 2014 theme is an opportunity for teachers, students and the public to have conversations on what constitute a measina to Samoans.

To celebrate Samoan language week we have a variety of measina to celebrate. This includes the first performance of the NZ Anthem in the Samoan langauge on Sunday 25th May 2014 at 8.00pm on the Le Foafoa o Aotearoa programme on 531PI. This interpretation of the NZ Anthem was consulted with several members of our Samoan community all over New Zealand.

Selected Samoan book titles will also be discounted for the week at 20% off. Our book specials start from NZD$10.00 upwards so visit our Samoan bookstore.

We will have a free 'Samoan Siva' class on Wednesday 27th May 2014 at St Pauls College on 183 Richmond Road, Ponsonby Road. This class starts from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Bring your friends and have some fun.

To encourage younger Samoan learners, we will also be releasing the "Word for the Day" during Samoan language week, as the Samoan langauge is measina for all Samoans everywhere in the world.

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