Puutake Te Wāhanga Māori
Māori medium is where students are taught the curriculum in Māori language for at least 51 percent of the time. At puutake all learning and teaching is based on Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki. Learning te reo Māori gives students other ways to express themselves. It deepens their understanding of human experience as they learn about the impact of culture on people’s values, beliefs, and ways of thinking.
They learn the skills to interact appropriately with others and to avoid situations where there is the potential for misunderstanding. Students gain an increased sense of belonging and pride as they come to value New Zealand’s indigenous language and unique cultural heritage. Their learning enables all students of te reo Māori to participate and contribute more effectively as citizens of a multicultural society.
Faculty subject offerings at year 9: Te Reo Rua, Te Reo Rūmaki, Pangarau, Kaupapa-ā-Tangata, Nga Toi, Ngā Mahi ā Rehia, Pūoro, Hangarau
Year 10: Te Reo Rua, Te Reo Rūmaki, Pāngarau, Kaupapa-ā-Tangata, Ngā Toi, Ngā Mahi ā Te Rehia, Pūoro, Hangarau
Year 11: Te Reo Māori, Māori Performing Arts, Pangarau
Year 12: Te Reo Māori, Māori Performing Arts – Kaupapa Māori
Year 13: Te Reo Māori, Māori Performing Arts – Kaupapa Māori
Please note that junior students also attend Health and PE taught in mainstream using Te Reo Maori by able Kaiako. Science is currently taught in mainstream.