Level 3 Te Ao Māori

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea B. Henry

Entry Requirements

Students need to have studied 9mao and 10mao, Level 1 and 2 Te Ao Māori, or at the discretion of the Teacher in Charge of Te Reo Māori

This course builds upon the successful completion and of NCEA level 2 Te Ao Māori course.
Te Ao Māori denotes the Māori World. While simple in definition, it is rich in meaning and vast in breadth and depth.
Here at Kelston Boy’s High School, Te Ao Māori refers to three key areas covered in this course:
• Te Reo Māori (Māori language)
• Tikanga Māori (protocols and customs)
• Mana Whenua (tribal affiliation, identity, history, stories and resources)

Together, these three areas will provide students with a broad overview and a better understanding of Māori culture and language. Students will be provided with opportunities to observe, learn, and practice oral, forms of Te Reo Māori, engage and interact with others to carry out aspects of ngā tikanga and gain knowledge through research of kaupapa Māori topics. Entry requirement: Level 2 Te Ao Māori course or at the discretion of the HOD Languages.


  • Haka/Waiata composed after 1900
  • Korero purakau/ Legends and myths
  • He take torangapu/A political/youth issue
  • He tangata rongonui/Famous Māori Leader
  • He kaupapa whakaora i te reo/Language revitalisation strategy

For some NCEA assessment standards offered in this course, students can choose to write in Te Reo or English.

There are assessment standards offered that contribute towards the literacy requirements for University Entrance

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