|RFx ID :||21809748|
|Tender Name :||Pasifika Early Literacy Project & Realm languages project delivery|
|Reference # :||MOE06502|
|Open Date :||Monday, 21 October 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 15 November 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Department/Business Unit :||Early Learning and Student Achievement|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Ministry of Education is seeking to appoint a provider to deliver the Pasifika Early Literacy Project (PELP) and the Realm Languages Project. The PELP and the Realm Languages Project help to support the early language and literacy learning of Pacific children in early learning services (ECE) so they have a smooth transition into English-medium classrooms.
Both projects focus on the utilisation of Pasifika Dual Language resources for Pacific children at school and at home and work with ECE’s/schools, teachers, and families with Cook Island Māori, Niuean, Samoan, Tokelauan and Tongan students, to support young Pacific children and teachers in classrooms with Pacific heritage languages to connect their linguistic and cultural knowledge in the schooling environment.
This RFP seeks a specialised and expert provider to work with 10 early childhood services and 10 primary schools per year over four years to deliver projects in three regions - Auckland, South Waikato and Wellington to develop:
• Pasifika parent, family/āiga, community engagement
• Systemic school processes that underpin successful utilisation of the dual language Pacific/English texts for ECEs and new entrant – Year 2 children with teachers and parents
• Principles, knowledge and practice by teachers and parents of Pacific learners through the professional learning and development programme in Pacific second language acquisition, literacy, and cultural competencies.
This is part of a Pacific education package of initiatives to ensure that Pacific learners and their families have their identities, languages and cultures valued and respected, and have the skills, knowledge, and equitable opportunities to pursue any education pathway. The package will fund the extension of the PELP to ECEs and English medium schools outside of Auckland to support Pacific learners from the New Zealand-realm countries of Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau.