Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 Pasifika Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Fry.

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferably an ability in a Pasifika language and/or an interest in Pasifika culture in the Pacific Islands and globally.

Pasifika Studies aims to develop a student’s Pasifika language, critical thinking about different aspects of Pasifika culture(s) as well as performance and written/oral presentation skills. 

Our Pasifika Studies course works as a village: students from Years 11-13 have class together. Graded Pacific Studies Unit Standards are on offer, including an investigation and a presentation standard. Dance standards can be part of the course. Students who are fluent in Samoan, Cook Island Māori and Lea Faka-Tonga can be assessed through Achievement Standards (two external exams, one internal spoken presentation). 

Students will generally choose 3 standards. The Learning Languages standards are additional.

Course endorsement is available for students sitting external Learning Languages standards.

Learning Areas:

Ngā Reo - Learning Languages


Level 3 Pasifika Studies