This subject provides students with an introduction to Te Reo Māori (Māori Language) and Tikanga Māori (Māori culture and protocol). Attention is given to written and spoken Māori and includes acquisition of useful phrases, extension of vocabulary beyond simple greetings, ‘family’ whakapapa, culture and protocol.
Topics may include:
Aromatawai (assessments) two per term. One Korero (oral) and one tuhituhi (writing).
Whakamatautau (examinations). Mid-year, end of year Korero (oral) Tuhituhi (written).
Topics continue to stress the communicative approach, and focus on both personal details; whanau, hapu, iwi affiliations all that entails. They include:
During the year students have two exams as practice for the external NCEA standards, as well as testing towards the grades of the internal NCEA assessments. They also have regular testing of topics.
Students study four topics (standards) that count for 24 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.
AS91088 1.5 Tuhi i te reo o tona ao: Write a variety of text types in Māori on areas of immediate relevance (6 credits)
Topics continue to stress the communicative approach, and focus on both personal details; whanau, hapu, iwi affiliations all that entails.
Topics begin to explore a range of socio-cultural issues such as:
Students study five topics (standards) that count for 28 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.
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