10 Te reo Māori

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Carter

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Maori or equivalent level.

This course is an extension to the Year 9 Māori course. In Year 10 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/beliefs of the Māori
  • Waiata – Māori singing and dancing
  • Karakia - Acknowledgements/prayers honouring ancestors/elders
  • 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:

  • Te Haerenga ki te Tāone - Going To Town
  • 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: Te Haerenga ki te Tāone - Going to Town.

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: Mahi Hākinakina - Sports and Leisure Activities.

In this unit you will 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.

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

11 Te reo Māori

Te Reo Māori is an official language in Aotearoa, and Māori speakers are now on high demand. Being able to speak Te Reo Māori will give you insight into the Māori culture and open doors to many career paths including; journalism, hospitality and tourism, teaching, performing arts, law, medicine, social work and business.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Highly recommended:
$20 Education Perfect subscription (one charge for all languages)
$30 Māori To Go Workbook 2

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $20.00
Māori To Go workbook 2 Voluntary $30.00

Pathway Tags

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

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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.