Year 9 Te Reo Maori - Term 1

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Koria

What is it?
Te Reo Māori is one of 3 official languages of Aotearoa. It emphasises the inseparable links between language, culture and identity. As students learn Te Reo Māori they also deepen their knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Māori (Cultural Practices) and te ao Māori (the Māori world) - including kapahaka, hospitality and history.

What does it involve?
To learn Te Reo Māori students must have an open mind and a positive attitude. They will learn to use all the ara reo (language modes): Whakarongo (listening), Pānui (reading), Kōrero (speaking) and Tuhituhi (writing). Language will be taught in context alongside tikanga, with learning taking place in the community and on marae as well as in the classroom.

Where does it lead?
By learning Te Reo Māori and becoming increasingly familiar with tikanga Māori, students strengthen their identities, while non-Māori journey towards shared cultural understandings. All who learn Te Reo Māori help to secure its future as a living, dynamic and rich language. As they learn, they come to appreciate that diversity is a key to unity. It will also broaden their entrepreneurial and employment options to include work in an ever-increasing range of social, legal, educational, business and professional settings.

Recommended Prior Learning

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Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.

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