Teacher in Charge: Mr H. Gilbert
Te Reo Māori is the foundation language of New Zealand, the ancestral language of the tangata whenua and one of the tāonga guaranteed protection under the Treaty of Waitangi. It also provides this country with a unique language identity in the rest of the world. (Te Taura Whiri).
Students learn and recite karakia. They also learn how to pronounce Māori words correctly, identify Māori key words, learn about their family tree, research their family history (iwi, hapu, awa, waka) and communicate about school, subjects, sport and school friends. Students will also gain a great deal of cultural knowledge as they visit a marae. They will focus on the Māori story of creation and the deities involved and protocol on the marae.
Cost of field trips (approximately $20)