10 Te Reo Māori

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Carter

This course is an extension of the Year 9 Te Reo Māori course. In Year 10 Te Reo Māori there is a strong communicative focus. The students will learn about Māori culture, grammar and language, and will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the following:

  • Tikanga - values, customs, and beliefs
  • Waiata – songs and singing
  • Karakia - ritual chants, prayers, and incantations
  • Whanaungatanga - building relationships
  • Whakapapa - Genealogy

Course Content:
By the end of the year students will be able to speak, listen, read and write in Te Reo Māori in the following areas:

  • Ko Wai Ahau? Who Am I?
  • Te Haerenga ki te Marae - Going to the Marae
  • Te Haerenga ki te Tāone - Going to the City
  • Mahi Hākinakina - Sports and Leisure Activities
  • Ngā Mahi a te Rā - Daily Routines
  • Tōku Akomanga - My Class
  • Te Hararei - Planning a Holiday
  • Manaakitanga - Hospitality

Course Overview

Term 1
Unit 1: Ko Wai Ahau? Who am I? Te Haere ki te Marae - Going to the Marae

In this unit you will learn how to communicate about where you are going in the past tense, present tense and future tense and the purpose of your journey, and to communicate about the various modes of transport to get you around.

Term 2
Unit 2: Te Haere ki te Tāone - Going to the City and Mahi Hākinakina - Sports and Leisure Activities.

In this unit you will learn how to communicate about where you are going in the past tense, present tense and future tense and the purpose of your journey, and to communicate about the various modes of transport to get you around. You will also compare and contrast habits and routines specific to sporting and leisure activities as well as give and follow commands.

Unit 3: Ngā mahi a te Rā - Daily Routines.

In this unit you will learn to communicate about people's occupations, daily routines, customs and habits, past activities, such as who did or didn't do something, and when an event occurred.

Term 3
Unit 4: Tōku Akoranga - My Class.

In this unit you will learn to communicate using commands, questions and answers specific to the classroom, to record your attendance using past and present whereabouts, to say an event has or hasn't yet happened, and to use special verbs to show a particular state has been reached.

Unit 5: Te Hararei - Planning a Holiday.

In this unit you will learn to communicate about plans for the immediate future, to talk about obligations and responsibilities when planning and going on holiday, to express availability and seek permission, and to communicate that something will or will not be done.

Term 4
Unit 6: Manaakitanga - Hospitality.

In this unit you will learn to communicate about the quality, quantity and the cost of things, to request, offer, and accept things, to communicate who owns something, and to name who a particular job is for.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Te Reo Maori or equivalent level.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Highly recommended:
$23 Education Perfect subscription (one charge for all languages)
$30 Māori To Go Workbook 2

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $23.00
Māori To Go workbook 2 Voluntary $30.00

Assessment Information

Ākonga will be assessed in all four language modes (Whakrongo or Listening, Kōrero or Speaking, Pānui or Reading, and Tuhi or Writing) in a variety of ways every term.


Tōku reo, tōku ohooho
Tōku reo, tōku mapihi maurea
Tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi

Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi, te reo taketake o ngā moutere kai te kiia nei ko Aotearoa ināianei, arā, ko Te Ika a Māui, ko Te Waka a Māui, ko Te Punga o Te Waka hoki. Koia te reo i kōrerotia e ngā mātua tūpuna, ā, i tukuna iho mai hai taonga mō tatou. Kāore i tukuna kia rite ki te moa ka ngaro, engari, ka kōrero tonu mō ngā āhuatanga o te ao. Nō reira rā, ākona, puritia, kōrerotia, hai oranga mōu, mō tō whānau, hapū, iwi anō hoki.

E maha ngā mahi ka mahia mā Te Reo Māori, arā, ko ngā mahi katoa o Aotearoa whānui! Ki te hiahia te tangata ka āheitia te kōrero Māori i ngā wā katoa, i ngā wāhi katoa, nō reira rā, karawhiua e hine mā!

My language is my awakening
My language is my object of affection
My language is my most precious adornment

Te Reo Māori was the first language and is therefore the indigenous language of the islands known as Aotearoa, being The Great Fish of Māui (the North Island), The Canoe of Māui (the South Island), and The Anchor of The Canoe (Stewart Island). It’s the language that was spoken by our ancestors and bequeathed to us as a precious treasure. It wasn’t handed down to us so that it would become extinct like the moa, but so that we would continue to use it to describe every aspect of the world around us. So, learn it, hold on to it, and speak it as a source of wellbeing for you and your whānau, hapū, and iwi.

There are lots of career paths for Māori speakers, in fact, every career path that exists in Aotearoa! If you want, you’re able to always speak Māori and in all places, so do it kōhine mā!

Career Pathways

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Mining Engineer, Sales Representative, Auditor, Diversional Therapist, Actor, Acupuncturist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Survey Technician, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Paramedic, Anaesthetist, Anaesthetic Technician, Software Developer, Pathologist, Animal Care Attendant, Zoologist, Patternmaker, Chemist, Statistician, Marine Biologist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Film and Video Editor, Medical Physicist, Barrister, Sound Technician, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Author, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Microbiologist, Beauty Therapist, Tailor/Dressmaker, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biotechnologist, Biosecurity Officer, Metal Worker, Phlebotomist, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Tattoo Artist, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Entertainer, Dairy Processing Operator, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Urban/Regional Planner, Dental Assistant, Chemical Production Operator, Science Technician, Podiatrist, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Insurance Claims Officer, Meteorologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Diver, Interior Designer, Communications Professional, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Interpreter, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Musician, Industrial Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Conservator, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Dairy Farmer, Editor, Solicitor, Make-up Artist, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Crop Worker, Curator, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Medical Imaging Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Dispensing Optician, Visual Merchandiser, Sports Coach/Official, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Personal Assistant, Early Childhood Teacher, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Human Resources Adviser, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Engineering Machinist, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Firefighter, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Marine Engineer, Florist, Food Technologist, Professional Sportsperson, Forest Manager, Forestry Scientist, Pest Control Technician, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Rubbish/Recycling Collector, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Gardener, Health and Safety Inspector, Geophysicist, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Helicopter Pilot, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Immigration Officer, Veterinarian, Insurance Adviser, Primary School Teacher, Librarian, Locksmith, Train Driver, Massage Therapist, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Photographer, Physiotherapist, Plastics Technician, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Project Manager, Quarantine Officer, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Signmaker, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Sterilising Technician, Television Presenter, Tour Guide, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, User Experience Designer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Marketing Specialist, Geospatial Specialist, Psychotherapist, Data Analyst, Fire Engineer, Dairy Herd Manager, Support Worker, Ophthalmologist, Epidemiologist,


We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.