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Kaupapa Māori is a learning area rich in Te Ao Māori skills, knowledge and topics. There is a wide variety of kaupapa to explore and engage in, and ample opportunity to connect learning from a Māori context to other subjects offered at Te Kura.
Kaupapa Māori offers eleven main subjects as listed below, and the opportunity to explore more than 80 kaupapa within those subjects.
Learning can be tailored to suit ākonga at all levels of the curriculum, from primary and intermediate to NCEA Levels 1–3.
Ākonga are supported by kaiako, kaimanaaki, whānau and hapori to select pathways of learning relevant to their aspirations, career pathway or interests and passions. Ākonga are encouraged to link with their local area experts, online communities and whānau who have skills and experience to guide them through these learning kaupapa.
For many ākonga, including young adult and adult learners, there are no fees for Kaupapa Māori courses. Please see our Fees page for further information.
Hauora explores two major concepts; personal wellbeing and whānau (or collective) wellbeing. This subfield encourages ākonga to explore principles of hauora, how these relate to whānau wellbeing and practical skills needed to help lead a healthier life. In Hauora you will connect with local hapori, hapu and iwi to support your development of skills and knowledge. Hauora is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It explores concepts of physical, mental, spiritual and whānau wellbeing within te ao Māori.
No prior learning needed but, interest, passion and determination are desirable.
|Standard||Description||Version||Credits||Assessment||L1 Lit/Num||UE Lit/Num||Vocational Pathways|
|15299||Explain the principles and concepts of hauora based on a Māori world view||6||4||Internal|
|15310||Demonstrate knowledge of the human life course in a hauora context||6||4||Internal|
|15315||Manage personal safety of kaimahi when working with whānau||7||3||Internal||
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
|15986||Demonstrate knowledge of tikanga in relation to rongoā rākau||5||2||Internal|
|18352||Explain four key dimensions of hauora||5||3||Internal|
|18353||Explain the values of whānau and peers in relation to sex and sexuality||5||3||Internal|
|18354||Explain the impact of teenage pregnancy on whānau||5||3||Internal|
|18356||Develop a substance abuse cessation programme in a hauora context||5||3||Internal|
|18357||Develop, implement, and evaluate a substance abuse awareness programme for rangatahi||5||3||Internal|
|18360||Prepare a nutritionally balanced diet using kai tōtika Māori||5||4||Internal|
|18361||Explain Māori childcare practices pre and post-Pākehā contact||5||5||Internal|
|18363||Explain and apply tikanga associated with hauora in the home||7||4||Internal|
|29583||From a Māori world view describe the key elements of hinengaro, tinana, wairua and whānau||2||3||Internal|
|29584||Demonstrate knowledge of rongoā Māori in relation to the prevention and treatment of illness||2||3||Internal|
|29585||Explain anger management in a hauora context||2||4||Internal|
|29586||Explain the impact of grief from a Māori perspective||2||4||Internal|
|29588||Explain tikanga in relation to the treatment of an injury||2||2||Internal|
|29589||Explain tikanga in relation to the human anatomy||2||2||Internal|
|30617||Demonstrate knowledge of whanaungatanga and whānau ora||1||6||Internal|
|30618||Identify and explain traditional and contemporary methods of effective communication used by whānau||1||8||Internal|
|30619||Explain the significance of kaitiakitanga within a whānau ora context||1||6||Internal|
|30620||Demonstrate manaakitanga in relation to whānau ora||1||4||Internal|
|30621||Identify and apply tikanga and kawa within the home or workplace environment||1||8||Internal|
|30624||Describe rangatiratanga and mana whenua, as it relates to whānau ora||1||4||Internal|