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

Level 3 Samoan

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Taimalelagi.

Recommended Prior Learning

Demonstrate some fluency in Gagana Samoan

The course continues to develop the skills needed to understand and use everyday written and spoken Gagana Samoan. The focus is being able to communicate in unfamiliar contexts and challenge perspectives. 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.

Subject Overview

Term 1

Term 2
Fa'alavelave/family obligations.

Term 3
Christianity & Fa'asamoa.

Term 4
Revision & preparation for NCEA externals.

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Assessment Information

The assessments are similar than in the previous year

Career Pathways

Historian, Flight Attendant, Minister of Religion, Trainer, Journalist, Interpreter, Editor, Corrections Officer, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Foreign Policy Officer, Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Importer/Exporter, Immigration Officer, Translator, Occupational Therapist, 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


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.