Nerra Lealiifano-Tamarua considers herself blessed.
“I am one of the lucky generation of Pasifika New Zealanders who learned to walk in two worlds. I’m confident and successful as a Samoan and as a Kiwi – and that’s what I want for the students I teach.”
A leai se gagana, ua leai se aganuu … A leai se aganuu ua po le nu‘u.
When you lose your language you lose your culture, and when there is no longer a living culture, darkness descends on the village.
– Samoan proverb
Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC) aims to build a sense of safety in both cultural identity and group problem solving. It is showing extraordinary progress in students.