Takiala Pasifika 2020-2023

"We should not be defined by the smallness of our islands but in the greatness of our oceans. We are the sea, we are the ocean, Oceania is us." Epeli Hau'ofa

On Thursday 24 September 2020, NZQA launched its new Pacific Strategic Action Plan Takiala Pasifika 2020-2023: NZQA's Action Plan for Pacific Learner Success. (PDF, 1.3MB)

The Takiala Pasifika outlines NZQA's commitment to enabling Pacific learners, families and communities to achieve their aspirations. 'Takiala' is the Tokelauan term for 'compass' (pathfinder) and Takiala Pasifika is NZQA's compass for Pacific success.

The world is rapidly changing and is increasingly global, digital, and connected. The world of education and work is no longer as it was for the early Pacific migrants who made New Zealand their home. The aspirations and expectations of Pacific peoples, however, remain steadfast: for their children to achieve in education and successfully contribute to their families, communities, and Aotearoa.

It is essential that the education, training and employment pipeline responds to the needs of Pacific learners and their families, and better prepares them for the cumulative impacts of digitisation, automation and the future of work. Fully realising the potential of Pacific learners will have reciprocal benefits for families, communities, and Aotearoa.

The 30-year education vision

The actions included within the Takiala Pasifika are closely aligned to the 30-year education vision as well as the Action Plan for Pacific Education. The five objectives for education that underpin the 30-year vision are:

  • Learners at the Centre
  • Barrier free Access
  • Quality Teaching and Leadership
  • Future of Learning and Work
  • World-Class Inclusive Public Education


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