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

Level 2 Samoan

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Taimalelagi.

Recommended Prior Learning

Demonstrate strong knowledge of Gagana Samoan and be able to speak beyond the immediate context

The course continues to develop the skills needed to understand and use every day written and spoken Gagana Samoan. The course is being able to communicate effectively in less familiar contexts. Students have to be committed to learning vocabulary and language features, and to preparing their portfolios for internal assessments. Cultural studies are integrated into the course. All standards are at Level 2. (level 7 of the curriculum)

Subject Overview

Term 1
Lo'u uo/My friend.
Grammar & speech.
Gagana fa'aaloalo & gagana o aso uma.

Term 2
"Olaga talavou"

Term 3
Current events.
Tala o vavau. Myths & legends.

Term 4
Preparation for NCEA externals.

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Assessment Information

The assessments are similar from the previous year


Level 3 Samoan

Career Pathways

Historian, Flight Attendant, Counsellor, Minister of Religion, Trainer, Journalist, Interpreter, Editor, Corrections Officer, 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, Probation Officer, 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.