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Salaindoloas Wilson mainSalainaoloa Wilson


  • BA, BA(Hons), MA

Job Title/Role

  • Administration Assistant - Pacific

Research Areas

  • Samoan language maintenance and teaching

Recent Conference, seminar presentations

  • 2011, May “Going Forward in our Va’a – Building on the Present” Keynote speech with Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop at the National F.A.G.A.S.A Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 2010, Sep “Le Tofi Nei Valetuulima – A research on the Samoan language in New Zealand” Paper presented at the Fetufa’iga o le poto su’esu’e Samoan Research in New Zealand Colloquium, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • 2010, Oct “Teaching Samoan in New Zealand: The Context for a Bilingual Programme in New Zealand today – A Case Study from Secondary Schooling” Paper presented at the L’École plurilingue dans les communautés du Pacifique/The Plurilingual School in the Communities of the Pacific Séminaire international/International Seminar, Noumea, New Caledonia.
  • 2010, June “Le Tofi Nei Valetuulima – O manatu faaalia a tamaiti Samoa, faiaoga Samoa, ma matua Samoa, i le tulaga o le Gagana Samoa i Niu Sila i le taimi nei”Paper presented at the 21st celebrations of Samoan Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington.
  • 2010, June “Pasifika Education” Keynote speech at the Hawkes Bay Spacifically Pacific Leadership Day, Hastings Girl’s High School, Hastings, New Zealand 2010, June “Gagana Samoa i Niu Sila”Paper presented via Access Grid for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa/Samoan Language Week, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • 2010, April “Carrying the Tapa – My experiences as a Samoan Girl in the New Zealand Education System” Paper presented at the TRCC Carrying the Tapa National Teachers’ Refresher Course, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2009, Oct “Teaching Samoan in New Zealand – perceptions of Samoan students, teachers and parents”Paper presented at the TRCC Teaching Samoan in New Zealand Refresher Course, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2009, Oct “Le Tofi Nei Valetuulima”Presentation via Access Grid for BRCSS National Pacific Postgraduate Talanoa Seminar Series, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • 2009, August “The Pacific Postgraduate Talanoa Network” Presentation with Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop, National BRCSS Conference, Wellington, New Zealand


  • 2009 Ministry of Education Study in Pasifika Education Award
  • 2008 New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Master’s By Thesis Scholarship
Last updated: 04 Oct 2011 2:00pm

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