NGĀ ARA REO ME NGĀ TIKANGA / LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

Languages are inseparably linked to the social and cultural contexts in which they are used. 

Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Every language has its own ways of expressing meanings; each has intrinsic value and special significance for its users.

LEVEL 1

Gagana Samoa

Gagana Samoa has been introduced to build the language and cultural knowledge in fa’asamoa. The course offers an opportunity for students to build their language skills as well as their understanding of the different aspects of Gagana Samoa. They will also be able to experience cultural practices and protocols. Speaking a basic fluency of the language is needed for students to reach their full potential in the subject.

Entry Requirements: Students will need basic fluency in Samoan as a first language and be able to hold a conversation in Samoan
Leads to: Level 2 Samoan
Teacher in Charge: Ms M Iosefo

Spanish Language and Culture

This course is for those students interested in the many opportunities speaking a major world language can offer. The course is designed with a focus on communicating using a wide range of basic Spanish. They will also explore the exciting and diverse Spanish speaking world from Europe to Latin America. Students will make connections to their own languages and cultures.

A range of internal and external achievement standards will be offered. This course is offered in conjunction with Te Kura online school. See Mr Orr to find out more.

Entry Requirements: Studied Spanish at Year 10, be a native speaker; any other students would need to see Mr Orr
Leads to: Level 2/3 Spanish Language and Culture
Teacher in Charge: Mr R Orr

Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga

This course explores Te Reo Māori through a range of contextualised kaupapa that are influenced by student’s voices. We adjust our programmes to cater to students who have just begun learning Te Reo Māori and for students who are native speakers of Te Reo Māori.

Throughout this course, students will be exposed to opportunities where they will be able to interact, converse and learn theoretical knowledge of the language. In addition, they will have opportunities to experience and participate in cultural interactions, practices, and protocols.

Entry Requirements: Some previous learning of Te Reo Māori is preferred but not compulsory for entry
Leads to: Level 2 Te Reo Māori
Teacher in Charge: Whāea Evelyn Leef

Gagana Samoa

Gagana Samoa is the continuation of the Level 1 Gagana Samoa course. We will be exploring the cultural customs in more depth and the different language dialects used in society. The course will be built around historical events, the placement of tamaita’i Samoa in society and the relationship between New Zealand and Samoa.

Entry Requirements: Level 1 Samoan
Leads to: Level 3 Samoan
Teacher in Charge: Ms M Iosefo

Spanish

Students who wish to pursue Spanish will be supported through a course at Te Kura, the online school.

Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga

This course explores Te Reo Māori through a range of contextualised kaupapa that are influenced by students' voices. We have support systems in place for students who have limited knowledge of Te Reo Māori at this level. We also offer programmes that will enhance the language skills and knowledge of our native Te Reo Māori speaking students.

Throughout this course, students will be exposed to opportunities where they will be able to interact, converse and learn theoretical knowledge of the language. In addition, they will have opportunities to enhance their knowledge and experience through participating in cultural interactions, practices, and protocols.

Entry Requirements: Level 1 Te Reo Māori
Leads to: Level 3 Te Reo Māori
Teacher in Charge: Whāea Evelyn Leef

Gagana Samoa

This course will be a continuation of the Level 2 course exploring the cultural aspects of aganu'u fa'asamoa in more depth. There will be more opportunity for students to take part in practical tasks with one-on-one lessons with cultural experts. Students will also have an opportunity to connect with community groups but also expand their knowledge and expertise with schools outside of Hawke's Bay.

Entry Requirements: Level 2 Samoan
Leads to: Gagana Samoa tertiary level 
Teacher in Charge: Ms M Iosefo

Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga

This course explores Te Reo Māori through a range of contextualised kaupapa that are influenced by students' voices. We have support systems in place for students who have limited knowledge of Te Reo Māori at this level. We also offer programmes that will enhance the language skills and knowledge of our native Te Reo Māori speaking students.

Throughout this course, students will be exposed to opportunities where they will be able to interact, converse and learn theoretical knowledge of the language. In addition, they will have opportunities to enhance their knowledge and experience through participating in cultural interactions, practices, and protocols.

At this level, students will be provided opportunities to explore possible careers in Te Ao Māori. Students will also explore political aspects, issues, problems, and solutions that pertain to Te Ao Māori.

Entry Requirements: Level 2 Te Reo Māori
Leads to: Te Reo Rangatira, UE Approved Subject; Te Reo Māori is becoming more widely recognized and acknowledged in the Aotearoa working industry. Completion of Level 3 Te Reo Māori will contribute positively to any chosen career.
Teacher in Charge: Whāea Evelyn Leef

UE Approved

Senior Māori Performing Arts

(Open to all Senior students)

Our Senior Māori Performing Arts course is an exciting new opportunity for our wāhine to engage in all aspects of Te Ao Haka and performance from a Māori perspective.

Students will explore the idea of Te Ao Haka having local dialects - in movement, style, language, and content. Our wāhine will refine their understanding and use of the unique Tikanga and Reo features through opportunities that will allow them to observe and participate in performances.

This course has 20 credits Achievement Standard Assessments at NCEA Level 1, 2 and Level 3.

For more information: Te Ao Haka

Entry Requirements: Some experience of Te Ao Haka is preferred but not essential
Teacher in Charge: Whāea Evelyn Leef, Mrs K Harding

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