Māori (Mao - Full year)

This course is available for Year 9 students in 2023

Course Description: An introductory course which aims to introduce students to the basic elements of Māori language and gain an insight into Māori culture and customs. As a very young nation it is important that all New Zealanders gain understanding and awareness of our indigenous Māori culture. This enables the decisions they make to be informed ones, and contribute in a positive manner to our nation's future.

In Year 9 the course aims to develop student’s writing, listening, reading comprehension and oral skills. This will enable them to confidently write, follow directions, answer questions and converse comfortably at a beginner level, and to easily transition into 10Mao. Kapa Haka and cultural aspects are included in the course. The Year 9 course is a prerequisite for the Year 10 course and Maori is available through to Year 13, NCEA Level 3.

Course Content: Questions and responses, whānau (family), kura (school), commands/basic directions, telling the time, asking where someone is going, asking what people are doing, asking for objects, locations, marae protocol, culture and customs, Quizlet Education Perfect.

Contact Person: Matua Hone jar@shirley.school.nz