Te Puāwaitanga

Course Description

Teacher to contact with questions: Mr T. Hill

Recommended Prior Learning

B Module at Year 9 and 10

At Putaruru College, Year 7 – 13 Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori courses are offered to all students with any level of ability where they learn the language and come to understand and appreciate the beauty of our culture. Our junior, Te Whakatōtanga (Year 7 and 8) and Te Tupuranga (Year 9 and 10) courses are a friendly introduction to Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori building on prior knowledge, understanding, and vocabulary. 

Our senior courses expand further on this focusing on purpose, strategies, print conventions and the richness of the language from a Māori perspective. Both our junior and senior programmes are enriched with Te Reo Māori, The Performing Arts and Tikanga Māori.

16+ possible credits: The course is designed and tailored to meet the desire and interests of students with the proposal of possible topics which include:
Te Puāwaitanga: Achieving social competence in Te Reo Māori

Course Overview

Term 1
Raukawatanga - This term will be focused on learning about our rohe (region), Ngāti Raukawa and all it's entirety. We will be researching pūrākau (stories), waiata and rangatira (chiefs) particular to our area.
There will be a Marae visit this term with some rich history told about our wonderful area by local kau matua.
Students who choose this paper will be involved in an overnight stay to learn about the history, to prepare and to host our lovely Year 7 and 8s.

Term 2
Matariki - This term will acknowledge te tauhou Māori (Māori New Year) and all of its representations. We will focus on what it means to our culture and also relate it to other cultures.
This is a big term for the whole school to come together and celebrate our successes together.
There will be performances and a kaihakari at the end of the term.

Term 3
Aotearoa - In term 3 we will be branching out into the wider Aotearoa scene where we will be learning about the history of our beloved country, including the names of places, regions, chiefs, tribes etc.
A trip to a Museum will be included in this course.

Term 4
Rangatiratanga - Authority
The main focus of this term is prepare for end of year exams. We will be solely working on previous exams to help us excel in the external assessments.


Te Pakaritanga 1

Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori can help students to gain a strong sense of identity for them to be proud of who they are regardless of where they come from and where their career pathways may lead them.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B5 or 1B8 or Refill and ringbinder and there may be a small contribution of $40.00 for Marae Wananga and weekend stay-over

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91085 v3 Te Reo Māori 1.1 - Whakarongo kia mohio ki te reo o tona ao
A.S. 91086 v3 Te Reo Māori 1.2 - Korero kia whakamahi i te reo o tona ao
A.S. 91087 v2 Te Reo Māori 1.3 - Panui kia mohio ki te reo o tona ao
A.S. 91088 v2 Te Reo Māori 1.4 - Tuhi i te reo o tona ao
A.S. 91089 v3 Te Reo Māori 1.5 - Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o tona ao
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Performing Arts, Food Technology, Teacher, Lawyer, Materials Technology, Television Presenter, Doctor, Interpretor, Radio Host, Sports Journalist, Judge, Pychologist, Physiotherapist, Councelor, Civil Servant, Scientist, Environmentalist, New Zealand Services, Police, Army, Navy, Air Force, Harvesting and Forestry, Manufacturing, Logistics, interpreter, TV presenter, diplomat, reporter, journalist, teacher, performer, film director, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Radio Presenter, Interpreter, Translator, Archivist, Curator, Editor, Journalist, Government, Law and Safety, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Court/Legal Clerk, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Workplace Relations Adviser

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