David Lakisa



Member since
22/11/2016

David Lakisa

Cultural Diversity Consultant

David Lakisa has worked in the education sector at various secondary, tertiary and private levels for the past 15 years. He is currently a coordinator of religious education programs and teacher in-service as well as a PhD candidate researching diversity management at the University Technology Sydney (UTS) Business School. A former PDHPE teacher at St Peter Claver College (QLD), Eagle Vale and Granville Boys High Schools, David was also been a sessional academic at Western Sydney University in the School of Education (2008-2016). In sum, David has been heavily involved in numerous research, education, government and community-based initiatives for Pacific Islanders and Maori in Australia and across the Pacific region for the past two decades.

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Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Excellent level of engagement and discussion.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

An excellent platform for teachers (not only P.I teachers) to share or shine light on the P.I culture.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Well prepared and engaging. Very relevant to our school environment. Good to learn more about Pacific Island culture and traditions which may be the reason why our students engage differently at school.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Presenter was informative and very honest, willing to answer all questions and share experiences. Course offered suggestions without pushing any agenda.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Variety of topics/strategies discussed.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

The course was very engaging and relevant. One suggestion would be focussing more on classroom strategies than learning about the cultures (even though it was very useful).

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Presentation was really engaging and allowed course attendants to offer comments. Really excellent.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Amazing content and presentation

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Mekiafa Oli on 08/01/2019

Learnt a lot!

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Engaging and super enjoyable

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Jennifer Avery on 08/01/2019

Great relevant information. Very knowledgeable presenter. Would recommend it to anyone.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Such a great day. Opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas and resources. I feel equipped and confident to implement these strategies

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Esaena Tanaki on 08/01/2019

Each session was informative and very inclusive

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Sanita Lole on 08/01/2019

Very thorough. I would personally like to invite David Lakisa to Marion Catholic College for Staff Professional Development day

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Louis Vaiotu on 08/01/2019

Very insightful and engaging

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Nicole Meyers on 08/01/2019

Such an amazing presentation. So informative, interactive, fun. I really liked that David, Wayne & Bronwyn were able to give real life experiences and advice.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Joyce Conte on 08/01/2019

David (and Wayne & Bronwyn) provided an excellent presentation. Useful strategies, honest insight, shared many useful experiences and resources. David – charismatic and amazing.