NCEA Level 3 Te Waharoa

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matua B. Christian

Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits in Level 2 Te Waharoa

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.


Kapa Haka

Māori Performing Arts 

Te Reo Māori

Māori and the environment 

Māori history and tribal traditions 

Carving and weaving

Learning Areas:

Languages - Ngā Reo, NCEA Level 3