by Ginette Van Praag

Te Reo Māori

Nau Mai, Haere Mai. Our Te reo Māori programmes with Koka Jules and Whaea Ngawai are our most popular classes.
Welcome, Welcome Te tūranga motuhake o te reo Māori. The importance of learning te reo Māori.  By learning te reo Māori young New Zealanders ‘s become much more aware of the role that Māori identity, language, and culture play in our country’s identity. When we learn te reo Māori we grow as learners. Our understanding of the language broadens and grows. Growth continues when we begin to us the language, particularly as speakers. The more we use it, the more our confidence grows. 

The programme supports the development of te reo Māori language for the complete beginner up to Level 3 of the NZC and is built around kaupapa Māori. Our kaiako help you research the area that your school belongs to, sharing local Māori history, helping learners to make deeper connections with their local whakapapa.

Our classes are 30 minutes and we recommend a minimum of 30 minutes a week additional time focused on reinforcement an practice.  We cater for small groups and whole classes.  In whole class situations it is very important for the class teacher to also be an active participant so that they can work with their tamariki throughout the week. This approach will build confidence for new learners and deepen existing te reo Māori teaching capacity within the school.

With this class being so popular we highly recommend you enrol your classes early to avoid disappointment.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Ngā mihi maioha

VLN Primary Team

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