Teacher in Charge: Matua B. ChristianRecommended Prior Learning
This course provides a Matauranga Māori focus for learners. It is ideal for students who have an interest in Kapa Haka and Maori culture. The course has a strong local curriculum focus and involves collaborations with our local iwi and community organisations such as The Blenheim Dive Centre. Students will have the opportunity to visit local sites of significance (including wāhi tapu) with local iwi, dive for paua, kina and kōura (crayfish) in Tōtaranui (Queen Charlotte Sound) and learn how to prepare traditional kai. Students will also learn haka, waiata and mōteatea, carving traditions and explore their own whakapapa and iwi history. Pacific migration traditions are also taught, emphasising the connection with Te Pokohiwi a Kupe.
Maori Performing Arts
Te Reo Māori
Māori and the environment
Māori history and tribal traditions
Carving and weaving