Māori

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Courses within the Māori Learning Area give students the opportunity to develop skills towards a variety of future pathways, ie, Interpreter, Tourist Operator, Politician, Television, Teacher, Immigration Officer. Wananga and course trips are compulsory throughout the year, and students also work towards representing the Kura at Te Tai Tokerau Festival.

This Learning Area encompasses Māori Performing Arts, Māori Studies, Māori Tourism and Te Reo Māori. All courses run from Year 9 through to NCEA Level 3. Level 3 Te Reo Māori and Māori Performing Arts are University Approved subjects.

Head of Learning Area
Whaea Alexandra Kingi


Māori Performing Arts

The study of Te Reo me āna Tikanga; language features, grammar of speech, language function, word usage and language notion; the ability to communicate and reply.

Māori Studies
Focuses on students developing a sound understanding of Māori culture, Tikanga and Kawa, taught in a bi-lingual setting.

Māori Tourism - Tāpoi Māori.
To provide students with a wide range of transferable skills and a thorough grounding in tourism. The programme uses a combination of delivery modes. This includes weekly lessons, marae-based workshops, online tutorials, site visits, one-to-one tutorial support, industry-based workshops and self-directed learning. Students also receive a programme pack which includes workbooks, readings and assessment tasks. The range of delivery modes and the amount of professional tutorial support provided ensures a high achievement rate.

Te Reo Māori
The study of Te Reo me āna Tikanga; language features, grammar of speech, language function, word usage and language notion; the ability to communicate and reply.