Register here – Loop Breakfast – Celebrating Different Cultures

Come and join us for the next Loop Breakfast, 18 May, 7.30am – 9.00am at St Patrick’s College, Kilbirnie.  This event is free of charge for staff of Loop schools.

Registration Form: 18 May Loop Breakfast – Celebrating Different Cultures

The session will be a series of short presentations with time for questions, answers and discussion.  At this session, we will hear from:

Hutt Valley High School – initiatives to raise engagement and reduce isolation for young Māori men: an activity programme developed around key te Ao Maori concepts and whakatauki involving both traditional and non-traditional activities (e.g. carving and graffiti), with a tuakana teina model for mentoring junior boys running alongside.

Tawa College – to mark Samoan Independence Day, and in conjunction with the Northern Polyfest, senior Samoan students (supported by staff) initiated, developed and organised a day of celebration involving music, performance and food.  A story of student agency, cooperation across levels, and celebration.

St Patrick’s Collegewhat does effective engagement of Pasifika families & communities look like? A teacher and a former student will share how St Pats is working to engage Pasifika families, including a home-school partnership initiative and reflections on how to build positive relationships with Pasifika parents to support them to help their sons with learning and achievement.