9TRM

Year 9 Te Reo Māori

Subject Description


A Snapshot of 9MR, 2019

At the Languages Meet & Greet, playing Wero Mai, at the Regional Māori Speech Competition, Wellington College, posing outside the cable car on our way to Space Place, & Ngā Maioha o Te Rangikauia at this year's Regional Secondary Schools' Kapa Haka Competition

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).

Ākonga have an opportunity to participate in several events, e.g. Te Whakataetae ā-Rohe mō Ngā Manu Kōrero (the regional Māori speech competition), trip to Space Place, etc.

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.


Subject Overview

Term 1
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

Term 2
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

Term 3
Topic 1: Kōrero Mai - Te Reo o Te Akomanga
- learn daily classroom language
- learn about politeness 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

Term 4
Topic 3: Nau Mai ki Aotearoa
- learn about different names for Aotearoa
- learn about place names & what they mean
- learn more about where you come from, including researching & presenting a myth or legend from your area

Key Texts: 'Te Ika ā-Māui’ nā Peter Gossage & 'Ngā Taniwha o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara’ nā Moira Wairama

Pathway

According to Careers NZ, "It's helpful to have knowledge of te reo Māori for jobs such as policy analyst, reporter, editor, librarian or CEO. It’s important to be able to pronounce Māori names and places correctly if you’re a news reader, or television or radio presenter. For jobs such as Kaiwhakaako Māori (Māori medium school teacher), interpreter or translator, you must be fluent in te reo Māori." In terms of small business, "The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment estimates the Māori economy to be worth $40-$50 billion in 2018, and that figure is growing. Most iwi businesses are in agriculture, forestry or fisheries, but you could also find your dream job in the related legal, marketing, management and science fields, or in one of the many small-to-medium Māori enterprises."

Visit this link https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/careers-internships-and-employment/brochures/Careers_Kit_TereoMaori.pdf to see an extensive list of careers where being a reo Māori speaker is an advantage.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Equipment & Stationery
- BYOD with headphones (for listening exercises)
- 1 x 1B5, 1 x 20 page clearfile, gluestick, scissors, felt-pens
- 1 x text/workbook 'Māori to Go 1' nā Nadine McKinnon (recommended but not compulsory; can be purchased through school for $18.00)

Contributions
The maximum total contribution is $50.00. This includes trips (e.g. Rā Haka, the Regional Māori Speech Competition, Space Place, the Māori Language Parade) and in-class activities (e.g. food shopping at the local supermarket).

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry