Level 3 Māori Performing Arts

Subject Description

Māori Performing Arts course will start with a wānanga. ( Introduction day during expectations and planning will be shared.)

This course is for any students who wishes to build their knowledge on Maori Performing Arts. It is mainly a practical subject although there are two theory papers based on the whakapapa of the performing arts.

This course is NOT a University Entrance subject as the assessments are Unit Standards but allows you to gain 87 credits (specification to be discussed with the teacher)

Subject Overview

Term 1
Perform waiata ā ringa
Perform poi

Term 2
Whakapapa of Mōteatea (Theory paper)
celebration of Matariki

Term 3
Kapa Haka bracket
Whakapapa of Kapa Haka (Theory paper)
Haka wahine
celebration of te wiki o te reo Māori

Term 4
wrapping up
Taonga Puoro performance

Recommended Prior Learning

We encourage to choose this course for any students who would like to explore dance, performance, voice work and develop their understanding on Māori whakapapa.

Students must be committed to their learning and allow time for practices during and outside class time.

No prior knowledge is required but strong motivation.


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

  • meeting any course entry requirements
  • minimum class sizes
  • the availability of teaching staff

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.

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