Commitment to High Quality.
NZCA Premium Quality Centre.
The A’oga Fa'a Samoa recently took part in a trial to be assessed as
a quality Centre by N.Z.C.A. completing all aspects and so have
as a ‘Premium Quality Centre.’ The A’oga also
receives quality funding from the Ministry of Education.
A Centre of Innovation
In 2003, the A'oga Fa'a Samoa was chosen by the Ministry of Education
as one of six Centres of Innovation nationwide. Follow this
link to find our more about the A'oga Fa'a Samoa's
COI involvement .
Professional and Qualified Staff.
The A’oga Fa’a Samoa is committed to providing quality care and education for the children
that attend and so have supported the staff to become fully trained. There are currently
twelve teachers registered, seven with degrees in teaching ECE and one with a postgraduate
qualification. Staff train through Te Tari Puna Ora / NZCA as the field-based training that
they provide best suits the philosophy of the centre.
of the A’oga Fa’a Samoa is to promote Samoan
language and culture so as to nurture positive identity of the
A’oa’oina o le gagana ma aganu’u a Samoa,
ina ia tuputupu a’e le tamaititi e mautinoa lona fa'asinomaga.
E fa’amalosia le fa'alauteleina o le a’oa’oga
o faia'oga ina ia lelei le a'oa'oina o tamaiti. E lagolagoina le
mafutaga fa’ale’aiga i totonu
o le A'oga mo matua ma fanau, e ala i le tausia lelei ma le alofagia
o tamaiti. E fa'amamafaina le fiafia o tamaiti e a'oa'oina, e ala
i le fa'aaogaina o le gagana Samoa
The A’oga Fa’a Samoa works closely with
Mua i Malae, the Samoan Bilingual Unit of Richmond
Road School, sharing in school assemblies, extension activities with A'oga four year olds,
using the school library. This allows for easy transition into Richmond Road Primary School
as they become familiar with staff, children and thus feel secure in the whole school environment.
reputation of the A’oga Fa'a Samoa for providing quality
standards and knowledge of language and culture to the children
widely known and reinforced by the Educational
fact that the children are able to carry their language
School is very desirable to parents. This is also important
to the Primary School as they are then able to maintain roll
involve the older students in caring for younger children,
which is part of the Richmond Road Primary School philosophy
Partnerships with Community & Health Services.
The A’oga Fa’a Samoa works closely with the Samoan Community in resourcing both staff and
parents in health and social issues. Health Professionals used include Plunket and District
nurses, Asthma advisers, Cervical screening, Immunisation and sexual abuse advisers, plus
ear and dental nurses. The A’oga occasionally provides Samoan language classes for adults,
and/or work experience training and Job Plus schemes.
License and Hours of Operation.
The A’oga Fa'a Samoa is currently
Licenced for fifty children: Thrity-four over-two, and sixteen under
The centre opens for attendance
at 8.00 am and closes at 5.00 pm.
Aso ma Itula le A'oga Fa'a
Aso Gafua e tau i le aso Faraile.Taimi amata: 8.00 i le taeao.
Taimi fa'aiu: 5.00.
Children must attend for a minimum
of two days so that language and learning needs can be catered for.
must be reported
to the Supervisor
before 8.30 am.
Children who are booked on a regular
basis will be charged for statutory holidays.
subsidy forms are available at the Centre for fee assistance
from Work & Income New Zealand.
20 hours fee is offered to all three and four year old children.