Level 1 Reo Māori 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Kōkā R. Hautapu.

Nau mai rā, piki mai rā, hoki mai rā ki te ao o te reo Māori.

“Ko te reo te taikura o te whakaao mārama.  Language is the key to understanding."  Nā Te Wharehuia Milroy, nō Ngāi Tūhoe.

Te reo Māori is the key to understanding the Māori world.  Te reo Māori lays the foundation of communicative skills and cultural knowledge to enable students to be bilingual and bicultural with an appreciation and consideration of a Māori worldview.  The five main language skills necessary for effective communication, namely listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural awareness, are interrelated, and this will be reflected in the teaching and learning programme for Te Reo Māori.  It is vital that students demonstrate contextual understanding of Te Reo Māori with accuracy, fluency and cultural integrity.  It is also important that students contribute to the revitalisation of the language for the good of the collective.

Heoi anō, whakatau mai rā.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B5 workbook
Pens, pencils, pencil case, highlighters, eraser, scissors, glue stick, pencil sharpener


According to Victoria University of Wellington, skills in tikanga and te reo Māori are in high demand and an understanding of the Māori worldview is crucial to success in a range of enterprises. Career opportunities are growing in education, health, business and technology, the legal profession, tourism, foreign affairs and trade and environmental concerns. Related roles can include academic advisors, policy analysts and researchers, broadcasters and content creators, communications advisors, community coordinators, project coordinators, management consultants, business or service designers.

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Career Pathways

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92092 v2
Te Reo Māori 1.1 - Te korerorero i nga parongo, i nga aria me nga whakaaro
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 92093 v2
Te Reo Māori 1.2 - Te whakapuaki whakaaro e pa ana ki tetahi horopaki e ora nei te reo
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 10
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0