Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori

Introduction

Kei ngā mana, kei ngā karangaranga maha. Tēnā tātou katoa. In 2016, Auckland Grammar introduced Te Reo Māori for the first time since the school opened in 1869. Māori was taught as a compulsory subject to all Form 3 students.

"Ko tōku reo tōku ohooho, ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea" - My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul.

Form 4:

Pre-requisites: Form 3 Te Reo Māori or by consultation with the Head of Te Reo Māori.

Course description/aims: The focus of this course is to further develop the language skills of Whakarongo (listening), Kōrero (speaking), Tuhituhi (writing) and Pānui (reading) in Te Reo Māori. Also, students will continue their development and understanding of Tikanga Māori.

Course outline: The following topics will be taught in Form 4:

  • Te Haerenga ki te Tāone (Going to Town)
  • Mahi Hākinakina (Sports and Leisure Activities)
  • Ngā Mahi a te Rā (Daily Routines)
  • Tōku Akoranga (My Class)
  • Te Hararei (Planning a Holiday)
  • Manaakitanga (Hospitality)

Methods of assessment: There is a one-hour examination and two two-hour examinations, assessing reading and writing. Students will also complete regular vocabulary tests, end of unit tests as well as listening comprehension tests and speaking assessments.

Continuation of subject: NCEA Level 1 Te Reo Māori.

Form 5 (NCEA Level 1):

Pre-requisites: Form 4 Te Reo Māori or by consultation with the Head of Te Reo Māori.

Course description/aims: The Form 5 Te Reo Māori course aims to develop students' ability to communicate and converse in Te Reo. Students will use language patterns to convey ideas about activities, events, feelings, opinions, habits, routines, places, people, plans and intentions. Students will increasingly gain confidence in using a range of language strategies in Te Reo Māori.

Course outline: The following topics will be taught in Form 5:

  • Kei te Kāinga (At Home)
  • Kei te Kura (At School)
  • Kei te Marae (At the Marae)
  • Te Ao Taiohi (Youth Life)
  • Hākinakina (Sports)

Methods of assessment:

  • 1.1 - Whakarongo kia mōhio ki te reo o tōna ao (Listening) [6 credits, Internal]
  • 1.2 - Kōrero kia whakamahi i te reo o tōna ao (Speaking) [6 credits, Internal]
  • 1.3 - Pānui kia mōhio ki te reo o tōna ao (Reading) [6 credits, External]
  • 1.4 - Tuhi i te reo o tōna ao (Writing) [6 credits, External]

Continuation of subject: NCEA Level 2 Te Reo Māori.

Form 6 (NCEA Level 2):

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the Form 5 Te Reo Māori course or by consultation with the Head of Te Reo Māori.

Course description/aims: The Form 6 Te Reo Māori course aims to expand students' ability to understand, speak, read and write in Te Reo Māori. Students will take part in general conversation with speakers of Te Reo Māori, understand most of what is said, and contribute relevant comments. Students will be able to explain and discuss many of their own ideas and opinions, using the language creatively, and they will be able to read a variety of authentic Te Reo Māori materials and write expressively for a range of purposes.

Course outline: The following topics will be taught in Form 6:

  • Hītori a iwi (Iwi History)
  • Manaakitanga (Hospitality)
  • Ōku Wawata (My Aspirations)
  • Purākau (Ancient Myths and Legends)
  • Tangihanga (Funeral)
  • Matariki (Pleiades - Open Cluster of Stars)

Methods of assessment:

  • 2.1 - Whakarongo kia mōhio ki te reo o te ao torotoro (Listening) [4 credits, Internal]
  • 2.2 - Kōrero kia whakamahi i te reo o te ao torotoro (Speaking) [6 credits, Internal]
  • 2.3 - Pānui kia mōhio ki te reo o te ao torotoro (Reading) [6 credits, External]
  • 2.4 - Tuhi i te reo o te ao torotoro (Writing) [6 credits, External]

Form 7 (NCEA Level 3):

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the Form 6 Te Reo Māori course or by consultation with the Head of Te Reo Māori

Course description/aims: The Form 7 Te Reo Māori course aims to further expand students' ability to use the language accurately and fluently to inform, persuade and entertain in all situations. Students will communicate about certainty and uncertainty, possibility and probability, and develop arguments and points of view, with reasons. They will also learn to use language features such as idiomatic expressions and metaphor.

Course outline: The following topics will be taught in Form 7:

  • Haka and Waiata
  • Ngā Poropiti Māori
  • Te Ao Torangapu
  • Te Whakarauora Reo

Methods of assessment:

  • 3.1 - Whakarongo kia mōhio ki te reo Māori o te ao whānui (Listening) [4 credits, Internal]
  • 3.2 - Kōrero kia whakamahi i Te Reo Māori o te ao whānui (Speaking) [6 credits, Internal]
  • 3.3 - Pānui kia mōhio ki te reo Māori o te ao whānui (Reading) [6 credits, External]
  • 3.4 - Tuhi i te reo Māori o te ao whānui (Writing) [6 credits, External]

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