Year 9 Te Reo Māori
Teacher in Charge: Ms D. Wainohu
In Year 9, the focus is on listening and speaking in te reo Māori (exposure to reading and writing is limited at this stage). Ākonga (student/s) learn to communicate about themselves, their family and friends, where they are from, and things that are familiar to them, e.g. their community. Ākonga also learn about cultural conventions, e.g. how to meet and greet people, including hongi, as well as cultural norms via kōrero pūrākau (myths & legends).
The course is based on the Whāinga Paetae (achievement objectives) at Levels 1 - 2 of the NZ Curriculum. If you'd like to know more about these, go to 'Useful Links' at the bottom of this page.
Topic 1: Kōrero Mai - Te Reo o Te Akomanga
- learn daily classroom language
- learn about cultural manners & conventions
- learn to talk about routines at home, in the classroom & at school
Key Texts: 'Ko Māui rāua ko Mahuika’, ā, ‘Ko Rona me te Marama’ nā Peter Gossage
Topic 2: Ko wai tōku whānau?
- learn your pepeha/where you come from
- learn to talk about your whānau
- learn to describe people
Key Texts: ‘I Te Tīmatanga’, 'How Māui Found His Mother' & 'How Māui Found His Father & The Magic Jawbone' nā Peter Gossage
Topic 3: Kia Whakanuia a Matariki - Wāhanga I
- learn about Matariki (&/or Puanga) and its importance to Te Ao Māori
- learn about star traditions from cultures outside Aotearoa
- undertake a creative project to be displayed, shown or performed at our annual Matariki festival, e.g. art piece, vlog, performance
Key Texts: 'Stories from our Night Sky' by Melanie Drewery & Jenny Cooper & 'The Seven Sisters of Matariki' by Toni Rolleston-Cummins
Topic 4 : students choose the topic they want to learn based on Te Ao Māori and Tikanga
Revision of the year
Recommended Prior Learning
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
*Equipment & Stationery*
- BYOD with headphones (for listening exercises)
- 1 x 1B5, 1 x 20 page clearfile, gluestick, scissors, felt-pens
Assessment InformationNo assessment in the junior school in languages
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.