The Pacific Way Podcast - S04 - E08: Creating the winds of change in Pacific Education

In early September 2022, the fourth cycle report of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) was launched in Suva Fiji. Administered through the Pacific Community, over 40,000 students sat for PILNA in 15 pacific island countries and…

Soil for Livelihoods: Meet Dr. Uta Stockmann, lead on soil sampling in response to the 2022 Tonga volcano eruption

Meet Dr Uta Stockmann, Team Leader Proximal Sensing, at the Commonwealth

Pacific’s largest literacy and numeracy assessment identifies room for further improvement

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75 Years of Partnerships - The Pacific Community at 75

Photo: May 1948 - SPC's First session   When SPC was founded in Canberra, Australia, in 1947 there was no concept of cooperation between Pacific Island countries and territories and no regional organisation to support the well-being of their people. In…

Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2021: Meet Asnath Tasale, PILNA National Coordinator 2021 – Vanuatu

PILNA, being the region’s largest assessment, focusses on the literacy and numeracy proficiency skills of Year 4 and Year 6 students. These are required skills that children need to progress through school and life, including literacy skills in reading…

Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2021: Meet John Liliu, PILNA National Coordinator 2021 – Solomon Islands

PILNA, being the region’s largest assessment, focusses on the literacy and numeracy proficiency skills of Year 4 and Year 6 students. These are required skills that children need to progress through school and life, including literacy skills in reading…

Remarks by SPC’s Representative to the Launch of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Report 2021, Miles Young

Noting that all protocols have been observed, may I begin by adding my own congratulations for the launch of the 2021 PILNA report, recognising in particular that the field research for the report was undertaken during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Remarks by SPC’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) Director Dr Michelle Belisle at the Launch of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) Report 2021

Remarks by SPC’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) Director Dr Michelle Belisle at the Launch of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) Report 2021

Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2021: Meet Marcellino Yang, PILNA National Coordinator 2021 – Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

PILNA, being the region’s largest assessment, focusses on the literacy and numeracy proficiency skills of Year 4 and Year 6 students. These are required skills that children need to progress through school and life, including literacy skills in reading…

Guardians of the Pacific: Meet Matuavao from Samoa

“We keep our ocean clean as we keep our house clean. [...] Because this is our whole future to worry about. For the next generations.” Anzac Day Aliielua, Matai of Salamumu Village, Samoa Across the region, governments and communities are working…
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