Talanoa Ako radio summer series

From Monday 4 January 2021, parents can tune in to Radio 531pi and the Pacific Media Network for the Talanoa Ako 5-episode radio summer series.

Each week, presenters will share some key back-to-school information to support parents with their children returning to school. The radio sessions will be delivered in 6 Pacific languages and English.

Radio frequencies

Region

Frequency

Auckland

531 AM

Taupo

104.0 FM

Hawke’s Bay

103.9 FM

Taranaki

103.6 FM

Manawatu

103.4 FM

Wellington

103.7 FM and 104.1 FM

Christchurch

104.1 FM

Dunedin

103.8 FM

Invercargill

103.6 FM

Parents can also watch the livestream of each session on the radio station’s Facebook pages:

Radio 531pi Facebook page(external link)

PMN Samoa Facebook page(external link)

PMN Tonga Facebook page(external link)

PMN Niue Facebook page(external link)

PMN Fiji Facebook page(external link)

PMN Cook Islands Facebook page(external link)

PMN Tuvalu Facebook page(external link)

Programme schedule

Week beginning 4 January 2021

Session 1: Getting back into it!

Keep on learning, reading and counting during the break

Day

Time and Station

Language

Primary Teacher

Secondary Teacher

Monday

8.20am – 8.50am

English

Karl Vasau
Principal
Rowandale School 

Natalie Faitala
HOD English
Wesley College

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Cook Island

Terangi Haurua
Teacher
Homai School 

Teokotai Tarai
HOD Languages
and Arts
Tokoroa High School

Tuesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Niue

Mele Nemaia
 Senior Teacher ESOL
Community & Culture
Favona Primary School

David Faitala
Year 11-13 Senior Dean
Wesley College

Wednesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tonga

Susana Nofo’akifolau
Teacher
Otahuhu Primary School

Alisi Tatafu
Y10 Dean
Assistant HoD Social Studies
Mangere College

Thursday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Samoa

Lanna Ali’ifa’alogo
Team Leader Y5 & Y6
Rowandale School

Tipalelupe Lalaosalafai Tuua Teacher
Mangere College

Friday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Fiji

Amelia Tokalauvere
Teacher
Finlayson Park School 

Angela Maisiri
HOL Social Science
Southern Cross Campus

Saturday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tuvalu

Meli Kaveinga
LSC and Teacher
Birdwood School     

Atelaite Puafolau
Learning Assistant
Mount Roskill Grammar School

         

Week beginning 11 January 2021

Session 2: New Experiences

What to expect, preparation, attendance and engagement

Day

Time

Lanaguage

Primary Teacher

Secondary Teacher

Monday

8.20am – 8.50am

English

Karl Vasau
Principal
Rowandale School 

Natalie Faitala
HOD English
Wesley College

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Cook Island

Terangi Haurua
Teacher
Homai School 

Teokotai Tarai
HOD Languages
and Arts
Tokoroa High School

Tuesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Niue

Mele Nemaia
 Senior Teacher ESOL
Community & Culture
Favona Primary School

David Faitala
Year 11-13 Senior Dean
Wesley College

Wednesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tonga

Susana Nofo’akifolau
Teacher
Otahuhu Primary School

Alisi Tatafu
Y10 Dean
Assistant HoD Social Studies
Mangere College

Thursday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Samoa

Lanna Ali’ifa’alogo
Team Leader Y5 & Y6
Rowandale School

Tipalelupe Lalaosalafai Tuua Teacher
Mangere College

Friday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Fiji

Amelia Tokalauvere
Teacher
Finlayson Park School 

Angela Maisiri
HOL Social Science
Southern Cross Campus

Saturday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tuvalu

Meli Kaveinga
LSC and Teacher
Birdwood School     

Atelaite Puafolau
Learning Assitant
Mount Roskill Grammar School

         

Week beginning 18 January 2021

Session 3: Learning Support

What is it, how to access it, it is a normal service

Day

Time

Lanaguage

Primary Teacher

Secondary Teacher

Monday

8.20am – 8.50am

English

Karl Vasau
Principal
Rowandale School 

Natalie Faitala
HOD English
Wesley College

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Cook Island

Terangi Haurua
Teacher
Homai School 

Teokotai Tarai
HOD Languages
and Arts
Tokoroa High School

Tuesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Niue

Mele Nemaia
 Senior Teacher ESOL
Community & Culture
Favona Primary School

David Faitala
Year 11-13 Senior Dean
Wesley College

Wednesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tonga

Susana Nofo’akifolau
Teacher
Otahuhu Primary School

Alisi Tatafu
Y10 Dean
Assistant HoD Social Studies
Mangere College

Thursday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Samoa

Lanna Ali’ifa’alogo
Team Leader Y5 & Y6
Rowandale School

Tipalelupe Lalaosalafai Tuua Teacher
Mangere College

Friday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Fiji

Amelia Tokalauvere
Teacher
Finlayson Park School 

Angela Maisiri
HOL Social Science
Southern Cross Campus

Saturday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tuvalu

Meli Kaveinga
LSC and Teacher
Birdwood School     

Atelaite Puafolau
Learning Assitant
Mount Roskill Grammar School

         

Week beginning 25 January 2021

Session 4: Transitions

How to support your children through transitions and pathways

Day

Time

Lanaguage

Primary Teacher

Secondary Teacher

Monday

8.20am – 8.50am

English

Karl Vasau
Principal
Rowandale School 

Natalie Faitala
HOD English
Wesley College

 

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Cook Island

Terangi Haurua
Teacher
Homai School 

Teokotai Tarai
HOD Languages
and Arts
Tokoroa High School

Tuesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Niue

Mele Nemaia
 Senior Teacher ESOL
Community & Culture
Favona Primary School

David Faitala
Year 11-13 Senior Dean
Wesley College

Wednesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tonga

Susana Nofo’akifolau
Teacher
Otahuhu Primary School

Alisi Tatafu
Y10 Dean
Assistant HoD Social Studies
Mangere College

Thursday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Samoa

Lanna Ali’ifa’alogo
Team Leader Y5 & Y6
Rowandale School

Tipalelupe Lalaosalafai Tuua Teacher
Mangere College

Friday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Fiji

Amelia Tokalauvere
Teacher
Finlayson Park School 

Angela Maisiri
HOL Social Science
Southern Cross Campus

Saturday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tuvalu

Meli Kaveinga
LSC and Teacher
Birdwood School     

Atelaite Puafolau
Learning Assitant
Mount Roskill Grammar School

         

Week beginning 1 February 2021

Session 5: Talanoa Ako Programme

What is the programme, who is it for, how do I access?

Day

Time

Lanaguage

Primary Teacher

Secondary Teacher

Monday

8.20am – 8.50am

English

Karl Vasau
Principal
Rowandale School 

Natalie Faitala
HOD English
Wesley College

 

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Cook Island

Terangi Haurua
Teacher
Homai School 

Teokotai Tarai
HOD Languages
and Arts
Tokoroa High School

Tuesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Niue

Mele Nemaia
 Senior Teacher ESOL
Community & Culture
Favona Primary School

David Faitala
Year 11-13 Senior Dean
Wesley College

Wednesday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tonga

Susana Nofo’akifolau
Teacher
Otahuhu Primary School

Alisi Tatafu
Y10 Dean
Assistant HoD Social Studies
Mangere College

Thursday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Samoa

Lanna Ali’ifa’alogo
Team Leader Y5 & Y6
Rowandale School

Tipalelupe Lalaosalafai Tuua Teacher
Mangere College

Friday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Fiji

Amelia Tokalauvere
Teacher
Finlayson Park School 

Angela Maisiri
HOL Social Science
Southern Cross Campus

Saturday

7.00pm – 7.30pm

Tuvalu

Meli Kaveinga
LSC and Teacher
Birdwood School     

Atelaite Puafolau
Learning Assitant
Mount Roskill Grammar School

 

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