Teacher in Charge: Mr H. Gilbert
Students intending to study Māori in more depth in the future should choose this course. Students will research their family history in depth, speak about members of their whānau and what they do, communicate about home, school and its environment and their likes and dislikes at school. They will learn to follow directions. Students will also learn to perform a stick game, haka, waiata ā ringa or waiata poi, learn waiata, write and illustrate a simple story and get more familiar with the marae and marae protocol. They will also be studying the meaning of Matariki (The Māori New Year), doing a research topic on Māori Arts and Craft while being involved in activities on a marae and making Te Reo Māori resources for kohanga reo and Puna Reo.
Cost of field trips (approximately $30)