Resources for schools

Explore resources designed to engage and inspire secondary school students.

Samoan Language Week May 24 - May 30

Aso Gafua | Monday 25 May | Warm Pacific Greetings

Manuia le vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa! - Happy Samoan Language Week! To kick off our week-long celebrations here is some of the amazing work our University of Auckland Samoan Students' Association (UASSA) are doing in collaboration with a few of our many Pacific Leaders to share some love with you all.

Discover the history of the Pasifika cultural hub of the University - the Fale Pasifika.

Aso Lua | Tuesday 26 May | Celebrating Samoan Dance

Experience the best of Samoan dance tradition with these performances by University of Auckland students across the years.

Aso Lulu | Wednesday 27 May | Student Engagement Day

Tune in on Wednesday to hear from graduates and participate in a Slam Poetry Breakout Session.

Eric Soakai's poetry

Eric is a performance artist from Manukau in South Auckland. His poetry focuses around his experience of being Samoan / Tongan / really skux in the diaspora, while tying in themes of resistance and the joy of being.

Watch keynote presentation from Tofilau Niulēvāea Siliva Gaugatao as he talks in depth about Tautua and its many aspects:

Tofilau Niulēvāea Siliva Gaugatao is Chairperson of Fotu o Malama Inc. Association for teachers’ of Samoan language in secondary and tertiary sectors and Professional Expert in the Centre for Languages at UniServices.

Hear from our graduates:

Maria Sopoaga is a Game Changer. Former student of Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia, Maria completed her conjoint Bachelor’s degree of Laws and Arts in 2018 and is now working as a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer for the Auckland Council.

Pamata Toleafoa is a humble, creative mind who has recently completed his Honours in Fine Arts and continues to strive for academic excellence at the University of Auckland.

Former student of Mangere College, Salome Wright is a brilliant young mind, recently completing her conjoint degree in Law and Arts majoring in Pacific Studies and Anthropology and is set to complete an Honours degree in Pacific Studies.

Aso Tofi | Thursday 28 May | Celebrating Samoan Music

Celebrate Samoan music with these energetic and emotive performances.

Silika Isaia hails from the villages of Fasito'otai, Satui Malufilufi, Toāmua Upolu, Patamea and Avao Savaii Samoa. A graduate from Papatoetoe High School, she is a lover of all things music, her style ranging from Pacific Funk to R&B Soul.

Aso Faraile | Friday 29 May | Studying Pacific Studies at UoA

Join one of our two live sessions that will give you an insight into what studying Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland is like.

What is Pacific Studies? 

Catch a glimpse of our incredibly talented graduates Salome Wright and Pamata Toleafoa as they give you some insight into Pacific Studies at UoA.

Making the BA work for you

Ainsley O'Connell, Schools Outreach and Recruitment Manager, explains how to get the most out of your Bachelor of Arts.

Global Studies overview

Dr Hilary Chung, Global Studies Director, provides an overview of the programme.

Prospectuses and handbooks

We produce several publications to help guide current and prospective students.