- Had the privilege of reading "Sina and the Tuna" and "Mt Vaea and the tears of Apa'ula" as invited by their library committee during their library week. I read to a Senior (Year 4 - 6) and Junior group (Years 1 - 3) in the school library and took along my ukulele. In fact, I completed the senior group in record time thinking that I only had 30 mins and then remembered that it was a 60 min period and then had a group work activity that they participated in.
- They gifted me with some lovely gifts and I gifted the school library with copy of "Mt Vaea and the tears of Apa'ula".
22 June 2015: Sutton Park School, Mangere, Auckland, N.Z.
- Read "Sina and the Tuna" and "Mt Vaea and the tears of Apa'ula" to the Samoan Bilingual unit students from Years 1 - Years 8. We also had a question and answer time as well and was presented with a neat gift. Faafetai tele (many thanks).
29 May 2015: Favona Primary school, Mangere, Auckland, N.Z.
- Read during Samoan language week to Year 1 - 6 students who were interested in listening to a guest writer (me) and I was able to read "Sina and the Tuna" with them and answered questions. They presented me with some neat gifts too. Faafetai lava (many thanks).
- I later gifted the book with a copy of "Mt Vaea and the tears of Apa'ula" after the book launch and trip to Sydney.
- Read "Sina and the Tuna" to the Years 2 - 4 year olds outside on the mat with my youngest daughter hanging off me. It was a neat experience as most of them had already had the story read them and they had learnt some of the words and phrases in English.
- Read during Samoan language week to a group of pre-schoolers ranging from 2 - 4 years old. I read "Sina and the Tuna" and it was an enjoyable time with them too. (My youngest's first pre-school)
- Read for Samoan language week "Mt Vaea and the tears of Apa'ula" to 3 classes of: Juniors, Year 1 - 2 students, Years 3 - 4 students and also Years 5 - 8 senior students and also answered their questions.
- Gifted the book "Sina and the Tuna" to the school principal at the school assembly that our middle child attends.