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Warm Pacific Greetings

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Welcome to the Australian Pasifika Educators Network (APEN). We welcome both Pasifika and non-Pasifika educators who support our mission. We prioritise nurturing our relationship with First Nations peoples, centring our efforts on love and respect. Join us in creating a cohesive and innovative platform for Pasifika education, professional networking, and culturally responsive practices to drive positive change in Australian education.

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Research report:

Pasifika Communities in Australia

APEN's latest report unveils Australia’s rich Pasifika communities, analysing data from the 2021 Australian Bureau of Statistics census. It comprehensively examines the challenges, progress, and unique contributions of these communities in our nation.

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Advancing Pasifika excellence

APEN is also a channel through which community, educational institutions, local and national government and policymakers can access Australian Pasifika perspectives, advice and strategic direction to enhance policies, strategies, and programs that impact Pasifika learners in Australia. 

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APEN Membership

APEN welcomes members living in Australia with Pacific Islander and Māori ancestry and heritage and we seek diverse perspectives working together toward a common goal. The network commits to working collaboratively with Australian Indigenous and Pacific Indigenous peoples locally, regionally and globally. 

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Our vision is to empower Pasifika educators, learners and communities to thrive
in Australian society.

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