Tawa College Tawa College

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.

Learning Areas:


Detailed Course Outline

NCEA Level 2 Reo Māori 201

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.

Check out https://www.seek.co.nz/te-reo-maori-jobs to see what's available today.

Career Pathways

Chef, Recycler/Dismantler, Animator/Digital Artist, Mining Engineer, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Aeronautical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Statistician, Architect, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Interpreter, Technical Writer, Foreign Policy Officer, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Translator, Policy Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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