Teacher in Charge: Ms D. WainohuRecommended Prior Learning
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
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.
Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Copywriter, Anaesthetist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Author, Dancer, Tattoo Artist, Midwife, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Psychologist, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Communications Professional, Interpreter, Community Karitāne, Community Development Worker, Conservator, Technical Writer, Legal Executive, Editor, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Judge, Curator, Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Ranger, Hairdresser/Barber, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Naturopath, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Librarian, Translator, Library Assistant, Massage Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Policy Analyst, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Television Presenter, Tour Guide, Court Registry OfficerContributions and Equipment/Stationery
*Equipment & Stationery*
- BYOD with headphones (for listening exercises)
- 1 x 1B5, 1 x 20 page clearfile, gluestick, scissors, felt-pens
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.