Te Reo Māori Learning Options

TE WHĀNAU O WAIMIRIRANGI

Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori Options

We have three options to learn in Te Reo Māori at Whāngarei Intermediate School.

  1. Rumaki Reo - 90% of the learning time is taught and spoken in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.
  2. Reo Rua - 50 to 80% of the learning time is taught and spoken in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.
  3. Beginners - 30 to 50% of the learning time is taught and spoken in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.

All learning in Te Whānau o Waimirirangi is based on the notion Kia Māori Mai, loosly translated as let the world be Māori. We aspire to navigate the future with our language, culture and identity thriving and vibrant. Therefore all classes learn how to:

  • Go on to the marae and understand tikanga Māori.
  • Speak, karanga on the marae and appropriate tikanga.
  • Waiata including himene and karakia, this includes one of two Kapa Haka groups - Karanga Waimirirangi or Te Rōpū Atawhai.
  • Visit local marae on their annual haerenga and other events such as Puanga and te Tōpū o Waimirirangi (which is a fundraising event for our local marae.
  • We also teach and learn the curriculum subjects through our native language. Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori.
  • an much, much more...

If you are wanting a cultural approach to learning in Te Reo Māori in a localised curriculum, Kia Māori Mai, or have any questions about these options, please feel free to contact our school office or contact Matua Te Ringakaha Tia-Ward who is the Team Leader for Te Whānau o Waimirirangi.