School students learning Pacific languages in New Zealand

By region, as at 1 July 2018, number of students

Definitions

Pacific medium education is where a Pacific language is the medium of instruction for more than 3 hours a week (12% of typical classroom time). Pacific medium education is measured at four levels: Level 1: 81-100% of the time, Level 2: 51-80% of the time, Level 3: 31-50% of the time, and Level 4: 12-30% of the time.

Pacific language as a separate subject is where students are learning a Pacific language as a separate subject at the Primary level (Years 1-8) for a minimum of 15 hours a year or at secondary level (Years 9-15) for a minimum of 20 hours a year.

Level of Learning describes students being taught at different levels of Pacific instruction. Each level is defined by the proportion of time the student is taught using a Pacific Language.

Level 1: 81-100%: Pacific language is the medium of instruction for 81-100% of the time (20+ hours per week)
Level 2: 51-80%: Pacific language is the medium of instruction for 51-80% of the time (12.5 - 20 hours per week)
Level 3: 31-50%: Pacific language is the medium of instruction for 31-50% of the time (7.5 - 12.5 hours per week)
Level 4: 12-30%: Pacific language is the medium of instruction for 12-30% of the time (3 - 7.5 hours per week)
Level 5: As a separate subject - is where students are learning a Pacific language as a separate subject, at the Primary level (Years 1-8) for a minimum of 15 hours a year or at secondary level (Years 9-15) for a minimum of 20 hours a year.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Pacific Language Learning: Pacific Time Series Tables 2018

Webpage:

https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/statistics/pasifika-education/pasifika-in-schooling/6044

How to find the data

At URL provided, download the file 'Pacific Time Series Tables'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Pacific Language Learning: Pacific Time Series Tables 2018

From the dataset Pacific Language Learning: Pacific Time Series Tables 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 3
  • Range: D5:V71
  • Provided: 1,273 data points

This data forms the table Schooling - Students learning Pacific languages by level and region 2000–2018.

Dataset originally released on:

December 2018

About this dataset

This dataset provides a snapshot of Pacific language in education in New Zealand Schools as at 1 July. It describes two levels of Pacific language learning: Pacific-medium education and Pacific language as a separate subject.