Samoan Fa’amatai Bi-lingual Programme
This course is designed for people who are New Zealand born and raised, have become matai and would like to know more about understanding and participating in extended family occasions that require a working knowledge of gagana fa’amatai.
The aim is to enrich Samoan matai, both male and female, who are raised in Aotearoa with Samoan values, protocols and practices. The programme also contributes to the building of confidence and uphold certain obligations through service to their communities here in Aotearoa and back in the homeland of Samoa.
Learners/participants will be able to present themselves in accordance with their status in the community and apply specific skills appropriate to community cultural events.