Te Reo is taught holistically and communicatively, with listening, speaking, reading and writing interwoven with tikanga/cultural philosophy and practices). It is taught with topics which relate to the world of the student and Te Ao Māori (the Māori world). Structures, vocabulary and grammar are covered according to themes and student level. Significant seasonal events/kapa haka/marae visits will be incorporated into the programme in the context of the calendar and other events outside the school.
At this level students begin the year by learning to greet and respond, introduce themselves and interact orally with well-rehearsed sentence patterns and familiar vocabulary, in predictable exchanges. They progress to reading and writing straight-forward versions of what they have learned to say. They become aware of and understand some of the typical cultural conventions/tikanga that operate in interpersonal communication. They become aware of the processes involved in learning Te Reo Māori. They learn to describe aspects of their own background and immediate environment.
At this level students are further developing their ability to cope with understanding and use of familiar expressions and everyday vocabulary. They can use familiar language with some flexibility and pick up some new language from its context. They can read and write a variety of simple text types using their knowledge of Te reo Māori. They continue to develop the ability to describe aspects of their own background and immediate environment. They start to communicate beyond the immediate context e.g. past and future. By the end of this year they can cope with a variety of routine situations when talking to speakers of Te reo Māori. They develop further awareness and understanding of typical cultural conventions/ tikanga that operate in interpersonal communication. They can use and respond to language including directions and requests, that is likely to occur in familiar Māori. They are becoming more confident in using a range of language learning strategies.
By the end of this year students can converse with Te reo Māori speakers in familiar social situations and cope with some less familiar ones. They can use basic Māori language patterns spontaneously. They show a willingness to experiment with new language and to read independently. They can write short passages, personal letters, and simple formal letters in te reo Māori. Students are increasingly confident in using a range of strategies for learning te reo Māori and for communicating with others in predominantly Māori social contexts.
Year 11 assessments will be 24 – 30 credits of the NCEA Level One assessment standards