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NCEA Level 2 Reo Māori 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Kōkā R. Hautapu.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits at NCEA Reo Māori Level 1 OR at the discretion of Kōkā Rachelle Hautapu, Poutoko Māori.

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

The overall theme of NCEA Level 2 is Te Ao Torotoro.  This means ākonga perspectives move beyond the immediate environ to the local community and beyond.  Ākonga are considering the viewpoints of others, comparing and contrasting the ideas and experiences of others as well as supporting their own opinions with evidence.

Akonga are starting to, “take part in general conversation with speakers of te reo Māori, understand most of what is said, and contribute relevant comments.  They can explain and discuss many of their own ideas and opinions and may use te reo Māori creatively.  They can read a variety of authentic te reo Māori materials and write expressively for a range of purposes.  Students use a range of strategies to help them learn te reo Māori effectively, and they demonstrate a high level of fluency for a learner of te reo Māori as a second language.”  Ministry of Education. (2009). Te aho arataki marau mō te ako i te reo Māori: Kura auraki: Curriculum guidelines for teaching and learning te reo Māori in English-medium schools: Years 1 – 13. Wellington: Learning Media Limited, p. 53. 

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 Reo Māori 301

Te Reo Māori provides students with a foundation of communicative skills and cultural knowledge to develop confidence through strong self-identity that will enable them to engage in quality bilingual/bicultural relationships with others.

Te Reo Māori supports further learning and promotes the normalisation of te reo Māori in the areas of: broadcasting, journalism, education, arts, entertainment, business, tourism, hospitality, local and central government, health, languages, sports administration, marketing, management, law, corrections, public speaking, iwi development, volunteering, community services, farming and agriculture, primary industries, Treaty settlements, translating and interpreting services.

Continue to explore the world of work with te reo Māori at this link: https://www.careers.govt.nz/articles/careers-that-use-te-reo-maori/.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Cook, Mining Engineer, Holiday Park Manager, Sales Representative, Accountant, Auditor, Accounts Officer, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Actuary, Acupuncturist, Office Administrator, Finance Manager, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Survey Technician, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Baker, Hotel/Motel Manager, Deckhand, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Counsellor, Trainer, Interpreter, Musician, Industrial Designer, Hotel Porter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Driving Instructor, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Marine Engineer, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator, Nanny/Child Carer, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationery: 1 x 1B5, pens, 2 x whiteboard pen, 2 x highlighter
Equipment: headphones for listening to scripts, videos, etc.
Trips: Rā Haka (approx. $10.00 plus transport) & Ngā Manu Kōrero (approx. $10.00 plus transport)