This course requires 2 options.

Year 10 Te Reo Māori (Full Year)

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Veronese.

Year 10 Te Reo Māori (Full Year)

This is a full year course which leads on to NCEA L1 Te Reo Māori, Te Ao Māori and/or Te Ao Haka, and then onto study at Years 12 and 13. 

Students will build on prior knowledge in order to extend their kōrero about themselves and their whānau. They will have opportunities to use our school karakia, tauparapara, waiata and haka in everyday settings. 

Students will learn about marae protocols (kawa) and tikanga, including the pōwhiri process.

The following kaupapa (topics) will be covered in the Year 10 Te Reo Māori full year course:

- Karakia / tauparapara

- Ko au tēnei, Ko tātou tēnei

- Ngā whetū o Matariki

- Tauranga Moanatanga

- Whakataukī / whakatauakī / kīwaha

- Ngā momo rerenga

Subject Overview

Term 1
Ko au tēnei, ko tātou tēnei
This is me - growing the concept of identity within a Māori framework to foster mana. This is us - Recapping and learning our school karakia, tauparapara, haka, waiata.

Term 2
Ngā whetū o Matariki
Learning about the Māori new year, maramataka, and the role of each whetū with regards to Te Taiao and hauora.

Term 3
Ngā momo rerenga
Basic sentence structures (link to Te Wiki o te reo Māori and Mahuru Māori)

Term 4
Tauranga Moanatanga
Learning about mana whenua and historical events, including local pūrakau and pakiwaitara.

Required Prior Learning

This is not a beginners course. Students with prior language learning may be accepted into the course with the approval of the HOD.


Te Reo Māori allows learners exposure to cultural knowledge and language affordable to any pathway.