Establishing a Pacific bilingual or immersion unit in a school
Being bilingual and bi-literate has long term positive effects for children, particularly for the wellbeing and educational success of learners.
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Pacific bilingual or immersion units
Pacific languages have a special role in the education system. For many Pacific communities, having the opportunity to, use and learn through their first, home or community language in schools is really important. Setting up a Pacific bilingual or immersion unit is a way to respond to the needs and aspirations of Pacific families and communities in your school.
Your school can set up a Pacific bilingual or immersion unit or classroom at your school. The fact sheet on this page sets out information on setting up a unit, including:
- What is bilingual and immersion education?
- What is the process for setting up a Pacific bilingual or immersion unit?
- Things to consider in setting up a Pacific bilingual or immersion unit
- Things to consider in running a Pacific bilingual / immersion unit
- Where to get support
- What else do you need to know to set up a unit?
- What will happen when you set up a unit?
For more information see the fact sheet [PDF, 243 KB].
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