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Te Reo Māori

Ko tōku reo tōku ohooho, ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea, ko tōku reo tōku whakakai marihi.

My language is my awakening, the window to my soul, my treasured ornament.

Languages link people locally and globally. As they learn a language, students develop their understanding of the power of language. They discover new ways of learning, new ways of knowing, and more about their own capabilities. Learning a language provides students with the cognitive tools and strategies to learn further languages and to increase their understanding of their own language(s) and culture(s). 

Rōpū Years 4, 5 & 6

Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 have the option of choosing to be in the 456 Rōpū, which delivers all aspects of the mainstream curriculum whilst aiming to deliver up to 30% of the programme in Te Reo Māori. Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori are an integral part of this programme and numbers in this class are strictly limited to 22. 

Rōpū Years 7,8 & 9

This weekly 3 hour programme seeks to build on the language programme experienced by students in our Y4-6 Rōpū. It is preferred students have a proficient level of Te Reo Māori to participate in this class and that is fully encouraged by the family. It will explore further Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori.

Te Reo Māori Years 7 & 8

All students in Y7 & Y8 will have the opportunity to study the basics of Te Reo Māori. This will allow students to study, converse and enjoy Te Reo Māori. Students will have the opportunity to discover and explore aspects around Tikanga Māori which may include learning about their own history and about the ways of life for Māori.

Te Reo Māori Year 9

In Y9 all students will be offered a basic introduction to Māori language and Tikanga which aims to continue their learning from Y7 and Y8 and to build language in a fun, practical and relevant environment. Students will have 3 hours of classes for one term.

Te Reo Māori Year 10

In Y10 students study a year’s course and further develop their understanding of Māori language and Tikanga. This course aims to give students the necessary skills and language base to build confidence with the language and also to prepare them for NCEA Level 1. Students will have 3 hours of classes per week for the entire year.

Te Reo Māori Year 11 NCEA Level 1

This course aims to build student skill in whakarongo, kōrero, pānui, tuhitihi and waihanga tuhinga. There will be a strong focus on encouraging and supporting students to consistently achieve at merit and excellence levels. Students will learn about the value of not only learning a second language but the potential career opportunities and deeper multi-cultural understanding that come from learning Te Reo Māori. Students will learn language skills to communicate feelings and opinions, habits and routines, comparing and contrasting, describing activities and events, giving and following instructions, problems and solutions, plans and intentions as well as communicating in formal situations.

Te Reo Māori Year 12 NCEA Level 2

In this course students will continue to build their skills in whakarongo, kōrero, pānui, tuhitihi and waihanga tuhinga. There will be a strong focus on encouraging and supporting students to consistently achieve at merit and excellence levels. Students will learn about the value of not only learning a second language but the potential career opportunities and deeper multi-cultural understanding that come from learning Te Reo Māori. Students will learn language skills to communicate about future plans, recounting and reading about actual or imagined events, giving and responding to warnings, suggestions, agreement, disagreement, information and opinions.

Te Reo Māori Year 13 NCEA Level 3

In this course students will build skills in Te Reo that will enable them to go on to Waikato University Te Pihinga 1 &11, NCEA Te Reo Māori Level 4 or NCEA Te Reo Rangatira Level 1. There will be a strong focus on encouraging and supporting students to consistently achieve at merit and excellence levels. Students will learn about the value of not only learning a second language but the potential career opportunities and deeper multi-cultural understanding that come from learning Te Reo Māori. Students will learn language skillls to communicate about certainty and uncertainty, possibility and probability, presenting an argument with reasons, recounting a series of events to inform, persuade or entertain, responding to selected and adapted Māori texts and to communicate the same information in different ways, in different contexts that relate to issues concerning Māori language and culture.

Te Ao Māori – The Māori World

In 2016 we are planning to offer an NCEA course in Te Ao Māori for years 11, 12 & 13. Course content and assessment opportunities will be confirmed in consultation with students at the beginning of the year to meet the needs and interests of the individuals. This is a multi-level course all taught in the one class and students will advance through the different levels depending on competence and ability.

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