Te Reo Māori Pathway


To continue to develop students’ communication competence in the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in order to reach the personal independence stage. Students can use Māori language variably and effectively to express and justify their own ideas and opinions, and support and challenge those of others. They are able to use and identify the linguistic and cultural forms of Te Reo Māori that guide interpretation and enable them to respond critically to texts.


Make use of context and familiar language to understand instructions and information in formal and informal contexts; Understand specific details in contexts that may contain some unfamiliar language; Distinguish between past and present actions and states; Initiate and sustain short conversations in both formal and informal contexts; Give short talks on familiar topics in familiar contexts, past and present; Use appropriate pronunciation, stress, rhythm and intonation; Use resources to experiment with some new language and review their writing for accuracy; Use appropriate writing conventions.

Pathways this course contributes towards

Entry to university Te Reo Māori courses, Law, Media, and Education.

Other essential information

No prerequisites.

I took Te Reo Māori in Level 1 because I love languages and I wanted to be able to understand the Reo I encounter in my day to day life.

The course was a lot of fun and I came away with a workable understanding that I will be able to apply to any thing I do in the future.

Future Career:

Nell Brown – Year 11 Te Reo Māori


Puna Wharehoka

(Teacher in Charge)