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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 3 & 4 -Bilingual Class

A language enrichment class continues to offer tamariki/children the opportunity to learn Te Reo me ona tikanga/ Mãori language and culture. The aim is to teach up to 30% of the curriculum in Mãori.

Rōpū Years 5 & 6 - Bilingual Class

A language enrichment class continues to offer tamariki/children the opportunity to learn Te Reo me ona tikanga/ Mãori language and culture. The aim is to teach up to 30% of the curriculum in Mãori.

Rōpū Years 7 & 8

“Ko te ihi me te mana o o tatou tipuna kei roto i te reo Mãori.” “The essence and the prestige of our ancestors are inherent in the language.” A language enrichment class continues to offer tamariki/children the ooportunity to learn te reo me ōna tikanga/Mãori language and culture. The aim is to teach between 30% to 50% of the curriculum in Mãori.

Te Reo Māori Years 7 & 8

All students in Y7 & Y8 will be offered a basic introduction to Mãori language, culture and tikanga, which aims to give students exposure and confidence in speaking basic Mãori.

Y9 Māori – Rotations

In year 9 all students will be offered an extended introduction to Māori language, culture and tikanga, which aims to continue their learning from years 7 and 8 and to build language in a fun, practical and relevant environment.

Y9 Te Reo Māori – Semester Option

In year 9 students will have the option of choosing Māori for 2 terms or 4. This is a course designed for those with an interest in learning more about the Māori language or extending their knowledge of Māori tikanga and culture. This course leads into the year 10 te reo Māori course.

Y9 Māori Performing Arts – Semester Option

In year 9 students will have the option of choosing Māori Performing Arts for 2 terms or 4. Students will learn to perform and sing a selection of traditional and modern waiata. History, tikanga and the different genre of Māori performing arts will be taught. They will explore some of the actions and movements specific to male and female roles and they will also be given basic singing and voice tutoring. This course leads into the Year 10 Māori Performing Arts option.

Y10 Māori Performing Arts - Full year option

Students will extend their competence to perform and sing a selection of traditional and modern waiata. History, tikanga and the different genre of Māori performing arts will be taught. They will explore some of the actions and movements specific to male and female roles and they will also be given basic singing and voice tutoring. Students will have 2 lessons per week for the entire year. This course leads into the Year 11 Māori Performing Arts/Te Ao Māori course.

Y10 Te Reo Māori: Full year option

In year 10 students will further develop their understanding of Māori language and Tikanga within a variety of topics. This course aims to give students the necessary skills and language base to build confidence with the language and to also prepare them for NCEA level 1. Students will have 2 lessons per week for the entire year.

Y11-13 Te Reo Māori & Te Ao Māori/Māori Performing Arts

Te reo Māori and Māori performing arts courses are offered to our ākonga/students. These programmes cater for beginners right through to confident speakers. The ākonga work through audio and print material te learn te reo me ōna tikanga and Māori performing arts NCEA courses are available for those wishing to gain credits at levels 1, 2 and 3.

 

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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