Maori Studies

DANNEVIRKE HIGH SCHOOL
TE TARI MĀORI
2014

TE WAHAROA (L3-L4)
LEADING TOWARDS THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN MĀORI

Te Waharoa is a National Certificate that recognises Māori skills and knowledge. This year’s programme therefore is a reflection of the desire to meet student need and Māori aspirations by Māori, for Māori. The Teaching Programme allows for a stronger focus and deliberate action towards co-constructing a figurative ‘pou’ (pole) that represents the programme that is culturally responsive through the Performing Arts and Tourism Māori.

Therefore, the programme is designed to motivate and inspire students with the provision of a qualification focus alongside gaining valuable credits and experiences in Te Ao Māori and by proactively dispelling the myth of disenfranchism and thus lashing one’s waka (student) to the pou (the programme) to a collection of pou (huinga pou) which is our high school - thus Māori succeeding as Māori within a school that is culturally responsive.

Te Waharoa also offers an excellent opportunity to continue with further study and achievement (with Merit and Excellence grades now available) in Future Pathways where potential employment is increased by the nature of the programme.

As per the 2014 Subject Selection booklet (p.17) students acceptance into the programme has a ‘Contract of Commitment’ whereby I meet with parents and students to discuss the full year’s programme and what is required. Students must attend school regularly (85+ in Terms 1 and 2 - thus hopefully completing the two Māori Performing Arts Standards to a desired level). Therefore allowing students to participate in the second half year part of the course with our Kaikōura Tourism Māori Tour in Term 3.

The Māori Performing Arts Standards (25 Credits) will require students to attend two Noho Wānanga each during the first and second terms during school time at Mākirikiri Marae - these are compulsory and are a requirement of the programme.

The Tourism Māori Standards (21 Credits) will require students to travel to Kaikōura (Whalewatch, Māori Tours and a visit to Hanmer Springs) with accommodation and meals provided at the Dusky Lodge. Many of the requirements of these Standards can be achieved through this experience over the three - four days. These Standards are scheduled for the last two terms of the year and will require significant financial aid, support and fundraising in meeting the costs (see: COSTS below).

This programme will require students to have a deep desire to achieve successfully by working and learning independently for all Standards, by participating and contributing in tutorials and lessons, meeting deadlines, completing the first half year’s work successfully, performing in Pōwhiri and other activities organised by the school, sharing and supporting each other and by upholding our Values of: Respect, Responsibility and Accountability.


VALUABLE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Two Performance Assessment opportunities (worth 25 credits)
Two Noho Wānanga at Mākirikiri Marae (during Terms 1 and 2)
Trip on the Interislander to Picton from Wellington / Van/s to Kaikōura (Term 3)
One ‘Thank You’ performance at Kaikōura High School for the Kaikōura community (Term 3)
Whalewatch, Māori Tours and Hanmer Springs (Term 3)

COSTS (Approximate costs per student)

Interislander Ferry ($50.00)
Van Hire ($120.00)
Three days accommodation and five meals included ($160.00)
Whalewatch ($60.00), Māori Tours ($60.00) and Hanmer Springs ($20.00)

Total costs: $470.00 per student. 

COURSE MAKE-UP / ORDER OF PROGRAMME

UNIT STANDARDS TITLE LEVEL CREDIT
MAORI PERFORMING ARTS - TERM 1 (11 Weeks) AND 2 (9 Weeks
 13373v4  Perform Haka Wahine  4 15 
 22756v2 Perform a Maori Performing Arts Bracket  3 10


CREDITS 25
TOURISM MAORI - TERMS 3 (10 Weeks) AND 4 (3 Weeks)



17788v5 Identify, and explain the history of, natural attractions and significant sites in tourism Maori  3 5
17791v5 Identify and explain kaitiaki practices in tourism Maori 3 5
17383v5 Explain the importance and demonstrate correct pronunciation of Maori place names in tourism 3 3
17384v5 List and use a range of Te Reo Maori greetings and farewells in tourism 3 3
17784v5 Examine and recite appropriate karakia in tourism Maori 3 5


CREDITS 25
TOTAL CREDITS 25 (TERMS 1 AND 2) + (TERMS 3 AND 4) = 46