Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 3 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 presentation skills. 

Our Pasifika Studies course works as a village: students from Years 11-13 have class together. Students do not need to be fluent in a Pasifika language. Level 3 graded Pacific Studies Unit Standards are on offer, including an investigation and a presentation standard. A dance standard can be part of the course.  

Students have 3 standards (15 credits total) available to them in the Pasifika Studies course. Learning Languages standards in presentation skills (internal), listening skills (external) and reading skills (external) will be available for those who are building their Pasifika language capability at home and in the community. 

Not a UE approved subject - but this depends on standards selected.

Learning Areas:

Ngā Reo - Learning Languages

Career Pathways

Actor, Paramedic, Statistician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Biosecurity Officer, Deckhand, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Historian, Audiologist/Audiometrist, 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