Level 3 Te Reo Maori

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Leauga

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in 12MAO recommended, or by arrangement with Whaea Leauga.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: This course contains further development of Mātauranga Māori, as it enters into more complex grammar features, alternative vocabulary including whakatauki and dialectal variance. Students will speak/present/ listen to and write in Te reo Māori with confidence and flair. They will be offered a variety of Māori experiences to develop their reo including kōrero and Kapa Haka performances for hui eg Powhiri visiting roopu, Whānau, kaiako and the community.

Māori media and journalism, iwi management, tertiary education, education, linguistics, medical, professional and legal work. Speakers of Te Reo Māori are in high demand, similarly the ability to speak and understand kawa and advise are all seen as benefits in many career pathways.

Course Overview

Term 1
Te Tiriti o Waitangi me te Reo Maori. The Treaty of Waitangi and Maori Language. How the language act has informed decision making. Reo Maori in kura, Whare Wananga. Pakanga Whenua, Tautohetohe, Waiata Maori.

Term 2
Grammar, kupu o naianei, technology and the influence on Te Reo Maori. Papa kupu, Iwi dialects. Kairahi Maori.

Term 3
Nga tikanga o te Wharepuni, Waitangi Tribunal, Ranginui Walker, Whina Cooper, Mana Wahine, Te Puoro me te reo Music in Maori and momo moteatea. Exam preparation.

Term 4
The importance of ackowledging the past to move forward Hei mahi tahi. Te Haka, Maori Performing Arts, Kaitito. Tangata whenua, Manuhiri, Tangata Tiriti. Kaupapa Maori, Whanaungatanga, Kotahitanga, wananga, Moko Kauae, Ta moko.


Languages, Te Reo Maori

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Dancer, Tattoo Artist, Midwife, Urban/Regional Planner, Interpreter, Conservator, Technical Writer, Editor, Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Health Promoter, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Youth Worker, Social Worker, Television Presenter, Legal Executive, Corrections Officer, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental Engineer, Fishery Officer, Food Technologist, Gardener, Historian, Barrister, Author, Elected Government Representative, Journalist, Communications Professional, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Foreign Policy Officer, Primary School Teacher, Librarian, Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Secondary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Papakupu- not compulsory but useful.

Assessment Information This course consists of two portfolio internal assessments, each worth 6 credits and all standards are Literacy standards and University approved. There will be a minimum of two korero (spoken) and two tuhituhi (written) pieces submitted by each akonga. An opportunity for two external standards Panui (reading comprehension) and Tuhituhi (written-formal) will be available to akonga.
Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Finance Manager, Copywriter, Anaesthetist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Author, Dancer, Tattoo Artist, Midwife, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Communications Professional, Interpreter, Community Karitane, Conservator, Technical Writer, Legal Executive, Editor, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Judge, Curator, Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Ranger, Hairdresser/Barber, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Naturopath, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Librarian, Translator, Library Assistant, Massage Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Policy Analyst, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Television Presenter, Tour Guide, Court Registry Officer


Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.