Year 12 Pasifika Studies Level 2

12PAS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Hughes

This course is based on Knowledge and Understanding of Pasifika Traditions, Culture, Knowledge and Development. There is a high degree of student led initiative. 

The course is made up of a combination of research, presentation, cultural practice and performance. Students are able to study Tradition and Culture, Change and Development, Indigenous Knowledge, Arts, Crafts and Music from the Pacific, Cook Islands or Niue.

The skills learned are  valuable in any career that requires leadership, team work communication skills, creativity, taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone. These are all skills that are very sought after in any work place today.

Content: 

  • Research and cultural practice in Arts, Crafts, Music and Storytelling.
  • Investigate and present findings on Cook Islands traditional knowledge and practice within a village.
  • Investigate an aspect of Pacific society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of traditional Nuie dyeing, weaving and tika practice.
  • Opportunity for Duo, Trio, Group Choreography - students who are keen to choreograph dances using dance styles they are familiar with or have learnt recently
  • Perform traditional takalo, tame, meke and lologo mo e koli tuai.
  • Group Performance - students learn, rehearse and share a variety of Pasifika dance works and perform them to audiences. Performances may include Whangarei Pasifika Festival, Fiafia Night, WGHS Concerts and Whangarei Ballet and Dance Teachers Concert.


In this subject there are several Unit Standards to choose from. Students are able to select the standards best suited to their skills and interests.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 17163 v5 Draw a conclusion after an investigation into an aspect of Pacific indigenous knowledge with guidance
2
I
5
U.S. 17164 v5 Draw a conclusion after investigating a hypothesis on an aspect of Pacific indigenous knowledge with consultation
3
I
6
U.S. 17166 v4 Draw a conclusion after an investigation into an aspect of Pacific change and development with guidance
2
I
5
U.S. 17169 v4 Draw a conclusion after an investigation into an aspect of Pacific society with guidance
2
I
5
U.S. 21286 v4 Perform traditional takalo
2
I
3
U.S. 21287 v4 Perform traditional tame
2
I
3
U.S. 21288 v4 Perform traditional meke
2
I
3
U.S. 21289 v4 Perform lologo mo e koli tuai
2
I
3
U.S. 21298 v4 Demonstrate knowledge and skills of traditional Niue dyeing
2
I
3
U.S. 21302 v4 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of traditional Niue weaving
2
I
3
U.S. 21305 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of the tika
2
I
1
U.S. 21310 v4 Play tau leo fakatagi fakamotu
2
I
3
U.S. 26539 v5 Communicate detailed understanding of an aspect of Pacific culture through a planned presentation with guidance
2
I
3
U.S. 26540 v5 Communicate comprehensive understanding of an aspect of Pacific culture through a planned presentation with consultation
3
I
3
U.S. 28041 v2 Investigate and present detailed findings on Cook Islands' traditional knowledge and practice within the village
2
I
8
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 57 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 57 credits.