This course requires 2 options.

11 Te Reo Māori

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Carter

This course builds on practical skills with content relating to Te Ao Māori, Tikanga Māori and Māori culture. This Year 11 course has a strong communication focus. Students will learn a variety of karakia, whakataukī and kīwaha etc., as well as how to communicate about personal opinions, daily events and future plans. The topics that will be covered include sports, a childhood event, hospitality and home. 

To support your learning, you may want to attend iwi and hapū wānanga reo or noho marae, and/or night classes or online Te Reo Māori classes, as well as access Education Perfect and various Te Reo Māori apps etc.

Course Overview

Term 1
Unit 1: Ko wai au? - Who am I?

In this unit you will learn to communicate in formal situations; to communicate about past states, feelings and opinions; and to describe, compare and contrast people, places and things.

Term 2
Unit 2: Ōku Maumaharatanga Pai - My Best Memories.

In this unit you will learn to communicate about past activities and events; about past states, feelings and opinions; and about problems and solutions.

Term 3
Unit 3: Manaakitanga - Hospitality.

In this unit you will learn to give and follow instructions; to communicate about problems and solutions; and immediate plans, hopes wishes and intentions.

Term 4
Unit 4: Mahi Hākinakina - Sports.

In this unit you will learn how to communicate about past habits and routines; about present and past states, feelings and opinions; and you will learn to compare and contrast people, places and things.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Te Reo Māori or similar level of prior learning.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Highly recommended: $23 Education Perfect subscription (one payment for all languages)

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $23.00

Assessment Information

Ākonga will be assessed in all four language modes (Whakarongo, Kōrero, Pānui, and Tuhi) but only one of these will be internall assessed (to be decided by the ākonga at the beginning of the year).


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

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91086 v3
Te Reo Māori 1.2 - Korero kia whakamahi i te reo o tona ao
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 6
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Pathway Tags

Tourism, Hospitality, Teaching, Performing Arts, Law, Medicine, Social Work, Business, Journalism, 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.