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NCEA Level 3 Reo Māori 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Kōkā R. Hautapu.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits at NCEA Reo Māori Level 2 OR at the discretion of Kōkā Rachelle Hautapu, Poutoko Māori.

The overall theme of NCEA Reo Māori at Level 3 is Te Ao Whānui.  This means ākonga engage with societal, national and international issues from Māori perspectives.  Ākonga are expected to be conversant with:

  • research, inquiry, and/or contexts that require deeper thinking;
  • abstract thinking, including 'what could be', i.e. speculate about a hypothetical situation; and
  • researching from a variety of sources, analysing & evaluating those sources.

Ākonga are able 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.

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

To be advised during the year. Trips out of school may include Ngā Manu Kōrero, Kapa Haka Competitions and Noho Marae.