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

Year 9 Samoan

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Taimalelagi.

Recommended Prior Learning

open entry

Students will learn basic greetings and talking about their family and hobbies. There is an emphasis on cultural understanding. Students will participate in many events across languages and explore the culture of the language they study.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Self introduction

Term 2
My family
My friend
What I like and dislike

Term 3
Cultural research
Activities in town

Term 4
Cultural events and songs
Revision of the year

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Assessment Information

There is no assessment in the junior school in Samoan.


Year 10 Samoan

If we consider the student has a strong prior knowledge, it is possible for students to jump up a year or to be entered straight at NCEA level 1. This needs to be discussed with the teacher, Dean and Head of Learning Area.

Career Pathways

Historian, Flight Attendant, Counsellor, Minister of Religion, Trainer, Journalist, Interpreter, Musician, 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, Kaiwhakaako Māori, 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

- B5 notebook


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.