Our Visit to Samoa Primary School in Vailele.

Samoa Primary School is a private school in Apia with the total of 400+ students from Years 1-8.

Weaving ma’ilo (Samoan plates) wasn’t that hard for the students.  They worked in small groups and follow simple instructions given by other students in the group.    It didn’t take long to make new friends.

Well done to the Masina Va’aia students for showing perseverance and respect the whole time. Awesome behaviour.

Trip Photo Leilua making ma'ilo       Trip Photo angela ma'ilo 2 Trip Photo Angela complete her ma'iloTrip Photo - weaving ma'ilo


Photo weaving Samoa Primary Photo weaving Samoa Primary 2


The process of cooking taro with coconut cream.

  1. Peel the taros first. Half and dice them into pieces.
  2. Boil the water in a medium size pot. Once boiled, put diced taros in and cook until tender.
  3. Husk and scrape the coconut using a grater.
  4. Squeeze out the milk from the desiccated coconut using a tauaga.
  5. Once the taros’ cooked, tip out the water then pour in the coconut milk.
  6.  Put it back on the heat for a few seconds.
  7. Your taros are now ready.

Photo Samoa Primary 1 Photo Samoa Primary 2 Photo Samoa Primary 3 Photo Samoa Primary 4 Photo Samoa Primary lunch 2


For lunch, we had chop suey, soup, taro with coconut cream, pawpaw and fruit drinks.  Fa’afetai atu ia Junior mo le folafolaina o taumafa i lea aso.

Photo Samoa Primary lunch Photo Samoa Primary lunch 1

 Photo Samoa Primary lunch 2 Photo Samoa Primary lunch 3

Fiafia time!

Awesome performance by our students.

Photo Samoa Primary 11 Photo Samoa Primary 10 Photo Samoa Primary 9 Photo Samoa Primary 8 Photo Samoa Primary 7 Photo Samoa Priamry 8 Photo Samoa Priamary  Photo Samoa Primary 5