Auckland Farsi School was established in 2014. The goal of the Founder of Auckland Farsi School is to reach more students to teach our culture, language, and heritage.”
Auckland Farsi School is committed to making learning Farsi, Art-Culture, and Life Skills fun and motivating for kids and young adults. Courses are designed for heritage and second language learners with a focus on teaching students to communicate and engage with the language and culture using New Zealand teaching methodology.
Besides teaching Farsi, we also aim to familiarise our students with all aspects of Iranian culture and arts, and the path to realising this goal starts with introducing and incorporating their country's different regional customs and arts into their curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
The knowledge they acquire and the activities they partake in will help them find more self-confidence and gradually discover their hidden talents. In the pursuit of this goal, and for the celebration of our special days such as Yalda and Norouz, the arts and various cultural endeavors, such as music, painting, drama and dance are taught, and traditional dishes, as well as tribal/regional costumes, are introduced and worn by our students and staff.
Auckland Farsi School's highly qualified teachers are trained to use innovative teaching methods to engage students in a rich learning experience. We are determined to create a learning environment that caters to each student's interest, ability, and needs.
Shadi Club supports the language, culture, and identity of Farsi speaking children and their families by providing a fun environment where children play and learn Farsi language and Persian culture. This program was modeled from Early Childhood Education of New Zealand and Australia.
Language has two core roles in child development; first, it is used for understanding and connecting to culture and second, it is used as the foundation of literacy learning.
A child learns through connecting with people, places, and things; that is child development is both a social and cultural process. The term culture is more than ethnicity. Culture embraces language, values, and beliefs which shapes our understanding and influences our practice in our daily life.
Oral Language is considered a literacy foundation. Children who have strong oral language abilities before going to school are more likely to become successful in their school years, especially for learning to read.
Therefore, it is important to give a child an opportunity to develop an understanding of their heritage language and culture to prepare them to live in a multicultural society.
Through fun activities, Shadi club will facilitate young children to learn Farsi and the Persian culture.
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Model of teaching and learning in
Auckland Farsi School
Auckland Farsi School's teaching and learning model is based on the Partnership Model. This model includes three circles of Farsi School, Family, and Iranian community. The partnership and collaboration of these three would be beneficial for young Farsi learners. These circles are described in the following sections.
Auckland Farsi School includes classes, content and context, and a supportive program for parents.
Auckland Farsi School aims to teach Farsi (reading and writing) to young
Farsi learners who live and study in New Zealand.
To support families' busy lifestyles such as easy access to Farsi classes due to COVID- 19 pandemic, the classes are taught in blended formats of face-to-face and online.
In a non-Farsi speaking context, the students' Farsi vocabulary is smaller than students' vocabulary who are living in Iran, even if they usually speak Farsi with their family members. Also, the lack of interaction with Iranian culture makes the Farsi teaching and learning process more challenging for these students. This obstacle has been considered in Auckland Farsi School teaching strategies, and suitable solutions have been developed, such as:
- The teaching team of Auckland Farsi School designed, contextual, and planned Farsi learning material. These teaching contents are multimedia, attractive, and are based on language learning theories.
- The teaching team in Auckland Farsi School are native and fluent Farsi speakers. Teachers have been educated as professional instructors in Iran or New Zealand and are familiar with teaching methodologies and the context of the New Zealand educational Curriculum.
Family & Community
We aim for a brilliant mix of family and the Iranian community to ensure the right environment is available to improve the ability to communicate in Farsi.
Families are supporting their children's Farsi learning by sending them to the Farsi class.
The cultural, emotional, and technical support from the parents to their children is important to extend their Farsi learning.
Auckland Farsi School could be prompted its teaching quality by parents' incorporation to School's activities and events.
Auckland Farsi School always welcomes parents' voices and considers their perspectives into its planning.
Iranian community always respects education and supports Farsi School in teaching children of the community.
Supportive programs for parents are facilitated through various people and organisations via the community.
Iranian Family's needs and interests are accommodated by collaboration between Auckland Farsi School and the community.
Our courses are flexible and customizable. Proudly we are providing our courses in a personalized manner that each child would benefit from them based on their own interest and requirements.