The A’oga Fa’a Samoa will promote
Samoan Language and Culture so nurturing the positive identity
of the children. The A’oga
will provide a warm caring stimulating environment for children
to learn in a positive way.
A’oga Fa’a Samoa will employ
trained staff and encourage further training of staff so that quality
care and education is provided
at all times.
A’oga Fa’a Samoa encourages a family
atmosphere for parents and children so children will not feel threatened
and loved. The A’oga will give positive guidance towards
promoting appropriate behaviour as set out in our management practices.
emphasis at the A’oga
is on enjoyment of learning through the medium of the Samoan Language.
O le A’oga Fa’a Samoa o le taumafai
e aoaoina le gagana Samoa ina ia tutupu ae tamaiti ma le mitamita
ma fia iloa le
O le a taumafai le A’oga ina ia maua se nofoaga
aoga e vaavaaia ma tausia lelei ai tamiti ile alofa ina ia faafaigofie
ai ona iloa
ma aoaoina i latou a o tuputupu ae.
O le a fa'afaigaluega e le A’oga ni tagata
ua lava lo latau tomai ma ua agava'a i le aoaoina le tausiga ma
le va'ava'aia o tamaiti.
mo'omia e lenei a'oga se faleaoga e fiafia tamaiti ma o latou
matua e o mai ia ai ona pei o se aiga.
O le a fa'aaoao atu foi i tamaiti ni uiga lelei
ma tu e tatau ai e pei o le agaga tonu ma le fa'avae o lenei A’oga.
O le fa'auluuluga lava ma le fa'amoemoe o le A’oga o le faafiafiaina
lea ma le fa'amalosi i tamaiti i aoaoga e ala lea i le fa'aaogaina.
Curriculum & Programme.
curriculum includes all of the activities and events that take
place in the Centre. It promotes the physical, intellectual,
emotional, social, spiritual and cultural development of young
children, and responds
to all the needs of the aiga.
Mataupu uma o lo’o aoaoina i le A’oga. E fa’atauaina le tuputupu
a’e o tamaiti, i le tino, le mafaufau, le loto, o le va feso’ota’i,
ola fa’aleagaga, ma le aganu’u
programme and environment allows for gross and fine motor - play,
encourages cognitive development and language skills
for all children.
Te Whariki is used for all programming, the goals and aims
are incorporated into all activities. Individual programmes
are determined after observations
of the child and consultation at staff meetings. These
are incorporated into the long term and daily plans
The Management Committee consists of a Chairperson, Secretary,
Treasurer, Staff Rep, and three parent representatives. Management
meets on a regular basis.
Parent teacher meetings are held at least once a term where Management
updates parents with current happenings. Notices are sent home on
a regular basis
and are also written on the whiteboard at the A’oga.
O le fa'alapotopotoga a matua ua ai
le Komiti Faafoe e pei: Taitaifono, Failautusi, Teutupe, Sui
e tolu o matua o tamaiti, Licencee / Supervisor, ma le sui o faiaoga
A parent or caregiver is required to
spend time at the Centre with their child before the child may
be left on
enables the parent or caregiver and
to become familiar with Centre routines, staff and children. When the
child is comfortable and confident then he / she can be left. The A’oga
Samoa encourages families to become involved at the Centre and parents
and family are always welcome to stay and participate.
E maua le avanoa mo matua ina
ma faamasani tamiti fou i le A’oga ma Faia’oga
Transition into school.
The A’oga Fa’a Samoa works closely with the Samoan Bilingual Unit at Richmond Road School.
One morning per week the four year old children spend one hour with the Samoan Bilingual
Class, Year 1. A staff member from the A’oga accompanies the group of four year olds.
The A’oga children use the school library and join in weekly assemblies in the school hall.
This ensures children can move easily into the Primary School area and enables Samoan language
continuance into the
Samoan Bilingual Unit..
So'otaga ma le A'oga Tulagalua.
E taua le so’otaga ma le Aoga
Tulagalua, Richmond Road Primary School. E fa'aaogaina malae ta'alo,
fale tusi ma le fale mafutaga a lea lava a'oga. E fa'aauauina
le aoaoina o le Gagana Samoa i se vasega fa'apitoa mo lea fa'amoemoe
i le A'oga Tulagalua. E i ai taimi fa'aavanoaina mo asiasiga i le
vasega Fa'asamoa i Richmond Road Primary School, Mua i Malae.
A'oga Fa'a Samoa Staff.
The A’oga Fa’a Samoa employs
trained staff or staff that are in-training as part of a strategy
to ensure that quality care and education is provided to all children.
ongoing personal development is encouraged. Whole development is done through educational agencies contracted to deliver staff development. As part of their personal development, Aoga
Fa'aSamoa staff are encouraged to extend their qualifications in
Early Childhood Education, and also to participate in national
international professional forums, attend conferences, present
papers and facilitate workshops.
Staff work with small groups of children,
moving with them from when they enter the A'oga through to their
transition out of the A'oga and into the adjacent School, Richmond
Road Primary. This allows a close bond to develop between
staff, child and familty; encouraging security and understanding
both within the child as well as the staff member. Benefits experienced
from this approach include seamless and smooth transition processes
into the over two area and later into primary school, extension of
learning and Samoan language continuance and development.
O Itu Lelei ma le Taua
Ia maua e tamaiti le loto fiafia ma mautinoa o i latou o Samoa
i totonu o Niu Sila.
O faia'oga agava’a
ma saunia lelei, ma le toaititi o tamaiti e fa'atatau mo faiaoga.
Fa'asalalauina o fa'aiuga
ma mea e tutupu e ala i fa'asilasilaga tusitusia.
o le so'otaga ma le Aoga Tulagalua, mo le fa'aauauina o le
A'oa'oina o tamaiti i se tau maualalo.
Parentswhose children attend
the A'oga Fa'a Samoa have an obligation to:
- Recognise that there is a need for parents and
caregivers to learn the Samoan language.
- Ensure that the child is at the A’oga by 9.00am for
- Attend parent-teacher meetings on a regular
- Assist with fund raising for the A’oga.
- Update enrolment forms when any change of
address or phone number occurs.
Children will be supplied with
morning and afternoon tea. Parents are asked to help by bringing
of fruit to share each day. A cooked lunch is provided each
E lua faleaoga. O le fale mo pepe
i lalo ifo o le lua tausaga, ma le fale mo tamaiti i luga atu o le
lua tausaga. E i ai foi le potu fa'apitoa e tu'u ai komipiuta e lima.
E i ai le umukuka ma le kuka e saunia mea ai, o le ti o le taeao
ma le afiafi, ma le aiga tele i le aoauli (12 pm). E i ai le malae
ta'alo tele e tamomoe ai ma fa'amalositino. E i ai le oneone e ta'aalo
ai. E i ai potu e momoe ai, ma le potu e sui ai.