Approx Cost:
Field trips or a Marae visit $10 (subject to availability). Education Perfect Subscription $25.00
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Course Outline:

E ngā manu pīpī nei o te-wao-tapu-nui-a-Tāne, tēnā koutou. 

This is a practical full-year course, during which students will develop an understanding of Tikanga Māori (cultural practices) through learning the Māori Language. As this course is run in conjunction with the Year 9 Māori Studies course, the primary focus will be the practical development across the four skills- reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Topics to be covered include:

  • He mihi - Introductions and greetings.
  • Ngā Atua - The Gods
  • Tōku kura - My school and its surroundings.
  • Ngā tikanga Māori - Cultural practices.
  • Ngā waiata - Songs.
  • Ki-o-rahi - Māori ball sports.

This will include regular testing of the four language skills throughout the course in the form of weekly word tests, creative projects and in-class assessments.

Where Does It Lead:

This course provides a practical and fun introduction to learning the Māori Language while maintaining a pathway into Year 10 and NCEA Te Reo Māori.  

For further information see:
Matua Tihirangi.