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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.
Māori Performing Arts is where identity and culture is shared through the creation and performance of waiata, dance and movement. In this sub field you will explore how to perform moteatea, waiata-a-ringa, haka and poi. You will have the chance to create and perform waiata and movement sequences. Māori Performing Arts investigates haka wahine and tane, as well as exploring how and why certain performances are done.
No prior learning needed but, interest, passion and determination are desirable.
|Standard||Description||Version||Credits||Assessment||L1 Lit/Num||UE Lit/Num||Vocational Pathways|
|13359||Demonstrate knowledge and skills of mōteatea||10||6||Internal|
|13363||Demonstrate knowledge and skills of waiata ā-ringa||9||6||Internal|
|13367||Demonstrate knowledge and skills of poi||10||10||Internal|
|13371||Demonstrate knowledge and skills of haka||10||6||Internal|
|15019||Demonstrate knowledge and skills of whakaraka||8||6||Internal|
|18715||Demonstrate knowledge of the development of new Māori music||5||6||Internal|
|22752||Demonstrate knowledge and skills of performance components||7||3||Internal|
|22753||Demonstrate knowledge of people associated with kapa haka||7||4||Internal|
|22754||Demonstrate knowledge of the origins of Māori performing arts disciplines and events||6||4||Internal|
|22755||Demonstrate knowledge of Māori performing arts kākahu||6||3||Internal|
|22756||Perform a Māori performing arts bracket||8||10||Internal|
|22757||Demonstrate knowledge of influencing factors in the historical development of Māori performing arts||6||6||Internal|
|22759||Demonstrate new Māori dance||4||6||Internal|
|22761||Choreograph and present new Māori dance||3||15||Internal|
|27698||Demonstrate knowledge and skills of haka wahine||6||6||Internal|
|29564||Create a Māori Performing Arts sequence for a given brief||1||6||Internal|
|30428||Demonstrate knowledge of new Māori dance||1||4||Internal|
|31191||Demonstrate knowledge of new Māori music||1||4||Internal|
|31192||Demonstrate the essential skills of new Māori music||2||6||Internal|
|31193||Perform new Māori music compositions||1||8||Internal|