Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 8 Māori

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Year 8 option Maori is an introductory course into Te Reo Maori. Unlike the full year course, option Maaori is based solely on speaking and listening and will aid in the transition to year  9 māori. Learners are expected to learn the following content; 

.     Karakia, Himene and Waiata

.    Kupu Hou (new words)            

.    Descriptive sentence structures 

.    Locational & counting sentence structures 

.    Combo structures (mixing the two above)

The main themes for this course are:  

Tōku Kainga – My Home    

Whakapapa and Pepeha- Family     

Year 8 option Maori is directed at level 2 & 3 of the curriculum and is specifically focused on Te Reo Maori & Tikanga (Maori language & processes) with follow-on aspects of Matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge).

Learning Areas:



Year 9 Māori

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Copywriter, Anaesthetist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Author, Dancer, Tattoo Artist, Midwife, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Psychologist, Journalist, Graphic Designer

Course Costs and Equipment

1B8 exercise book and $20 course costs


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.