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At Hawera High School Te Reo Maori is offered from Year 9 to Year 13. Years 9 and 10 are full-year courses that aim to establish a base for NCEA Level 1. At the end of Year 10, students can cope with a variety of routine situations when talking to speakers of Te Reo Maori. They can use familiar language with some flexibility and pick up new vocabulary from its context. They can read and write simple notes and short letters and fill out simple forms. They can also use and respond to language, including directions and requests that are likely to occur in familiar Maori settings.


Year 11, 12 and 13 Te Reo Maori students can converse with Te Reo Maori speakers in familiar social situations and cope with some less familiar ones. They show a willingness to experiment with new language and to read independently. They can write short passages, personal letters and simple formal letters in Te Reo Māori. Students are increasingly confident in using a range of strategies for learning Te Reo Maori and for communicating with others in predominantly Maori social contexts.


Te Reo Maori Department Staff

Mrs Shay King Head of Department

Mrs Katrina Taylor

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