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This is me at the L4C workshop, Funafuti, Tuvalu

Mauli, alau Katalina. I makuli n Aopisin te Leilei, n te Minisituli o Leilei, Takakalo ma Te Lolo n Likilake, Tuvalu

Talofa toku igoa ko Katalina. Au e galue i te Matagaluega o Akoakoaga o te Minisituli o Akoakoaga, Talavou mo Tafaoga i Tuvalu.

Hello, my name is Katalina. I work for the Education Department of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Tuvalu

My Personal Profile

Katalina and Alefaio married in 1986. We have 5 beautiful children. Manuao Jonetoa a son born in 1994; Pasiale Eroni a son born in 1995; Kanava Michaela Siale a daughter born in 1997 and another son Taloka Sosea born in 2001. We also adopted a daughter, Amelia born in 1986.

My Intrests

  • Community work and family outings
  • Playing team game-sports such as local cricket. te ano
  • Reading

Work History

2005 (Aug)-

I was appointed and confirmed as the Director of Education on 29 August 2005.

  • 2008
    • 26 Nov - 02 Dec 2008: Participated in the L4C workshop conducted by Leigh Blackall. This was when I had this set up :)
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005

1997-2005 (Aug)

I joined the Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Sports in February, 1997 as the Senior Education Officer.

I was mainly responsible for the Assessment and Examination Unit as well as the Primary School Section of the Department.

During these years I usually deputised for the Director of Education (DOE) as well as acted as DOE in the DOE's position. The longest I have acted in the DOE's position was when the previous DOE took up another position as Centre Director of Tuvalu's USP Campus - this was from Oct 2004 to August 2005.


I joined the Fetuvalu High School staff as a Language teacher in 1990.

I was on study leave fom 1992 --1993 to undertake further studies at the La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia for the Bachelor in Education (TESOL)

I was Principal of the school from 1994 - 1996


I joined the staff of the Tuvalu USP Extension Centre as it was known then as an administrative assistant.

This was where I learned and experienced administrative work. I was more interested in teaching though <smile> I only lasted a year on this job.


I graduated from the Nasinu Teaches' College, Suva, Fiji in 1981 and started teaching in 1982 at the Nauti Primary School, Funafuti as a Class (Year) 3 teacher.

I had also taught in other primary schools in the country - Tolise Primry School, Vaitupu; Uepele Primary School, Niutao and at Vaipuna Primary School, Nui.

Some highlghts

  • I was one of the primary school Key English Language Teachers (KELT). This was when the TULIP Readers were developed under the expert guidance of Dr Ifti Ayaz
  • Undertook the Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) at the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ in 1987

L4C workshop

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