St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 1 Samoan

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Taimalelagi.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have prior knowledge or studied at least one year of Samoan at school. (Curriculum level 4 expected)

This course is working towards NCEA level 1. Students will consolidate their knowledge about the culture and the language to be able to communicate in Samoan related to everyday contexts.

NB. Assessments are subject to change as per NZQA changes.


Subject Overview

Term 1
Cultural ceremonies

Term 2
"Let's meet up"
Interactions and conversations

Term 3
Be prepared for exams.

Term 4
Revision for NCEA externals

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Assessment Information

Student have the opportunity to gain 20 credits. There two internal assessments and two externals.
Most of the assessment have a cultural knowledge required about Fa a Samoa. We will explore this in class.


Level 2 Samoan

Career Pathways

Historian, Flight Attendant, Minister of Religion, Trainer, Journalist, Interpreter, Foreign Policy Officer, Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Importer/Exporter, Immigration Officer, Translator, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Court Registry Officer, Career Consultant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Notebook size b5


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.