St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 3 Te Reo Māori

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Taimalelagi.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Te Reo Māori OR by negotiation with the HOLA Languages and Kaiako, Te Reo Māori 

In 2021, this course will be taught through Te Kura with the strong support of whaea Daveda Wainohu and Meg Doile (Online learning coordinator)

Te Reo o Te Ao Whānui - societal & national perspectives - is the focus of NCEA Level 3. Ākonga (students) are listening, presenting, reading, speaking, and writing in situations - formal and informal, traditional and contemporary - that extend beyond their own perspectives & everyday lives. Supported by their own in-depth research, ākonga are reviewing & analysing other perspectives before evaluating & presenting findings on a wide range of issues. The course is based on the Whāinga Paetae (achievement objectives) at Level 8 of the NZ Curriculum - go to 'Useful Links' at the bottom of this page for more information.

Ākonga will select  three of the five achievement standards (three of which are UE-accredited) on offer. An additional achievement standard will be offered to ākonga requiring extension. Focussing on three standards across the year will ensure ākonga gain depth in their learning as well as maintaining their well-being across their full academic and co-curricular workload.

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Copywriter, Anaesthetist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Author, Tattoo Artist, Midwife, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Communications Professional, Interpreter

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*Equipment & Stationery*
- BYOD with headphones (for listening exercises)
- 1 x 1B5, 1 x 20 page clearfile, gluestick, scissors, felt-pens

The maximum total contribution is $75.00, which includes attending a range of events such as Rā Haka, Māoriland Film Festival, the Regional Māori Speech Competition, plays, the Māori Language Parade, etc.


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

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