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Te Reo Maori

Year 9


Why learn te reo Māori?

  • It is our own living language and belongs to everyone

  • It is beautiful, fun and exciting

  • It makes you feel proud of who you are

  • It can take you places and give you amazing experiences.

  • It is of great advantage to your career, both here and overseas

  • Learning te reo increases your brainpower!


What will you do?

  • speak in Māori from the very first lesson, recite karakia, pepeha and mihi

  • learn to communicate about family connections, marae, school and home, describe friends, hobbies and pets, learn about Kāi Tahu

  • celebrate and compete in special events – Matariki, Polyfest, Manu Kōrero, Mana Pounamu, Hautoka, Te Wiki o te reo Māori

  • cook kai, sing waiata, play games, weave flax, make artworks, film stories


Where will you go?

  • join our combined OGHS/OBHS kapa haka, compete and gain NCEA credits

  • go on visits and trips, attend hui, noho marae, see plays and performances,

  • at local, regional and national level, with overseas possibilities in the future

  • attend Science Wānanga and Hui Reo

  • take leadership roles such as Kāhui Kōrero Māori Student Council

  • study for Scholarship or te Reo Rangatira for fluent speakers

  • have contact with university tutors and lecturers

  • study te reo Māori or Māori Performing Arts at university

  • have the advantage in any career

  • stand strong in your own identity at home and overseas

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