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Samoan Language Week ‘Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga’ – ‘Prepare yourself a gift for your travels’

Manuia le vaiaso o gagana Samoa”

‘Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga’ which in English means ‘Prepare yourself a gift for your travels’.

Talofa Lava everyone and happy samoan language week.

Today marks the end of Samoan language week at Rutherford College, and as a minority culture within the school, we were able to embrace our culture through traditional island clothing. The importance behind Samoan language week helps Pacifica Students express their identity and incorporate the language in many ways possible. The theme for this year’s Samoan language week is “Tapena sou oso mo lau malaga”, which means “Prepare yourself a gift for your travels”.
As a Samoan, we have faced  many challenges along our journey as a Pasifika Student and  without facing these challenges, we  would have not become the person we are today. So to all my Pasifica brothers and sisters, as we prepare for the journey ahead, we carry our traditions, share our blessings and gifts with the rest of Rutherford College.

Fa’afetai Lava, God Bless and Stay Safe.

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