MPA

Māori Studies and Māori Performing Arts

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Gilchrist

Nau mai, haere mai, kia rongo koutou i ngā kōrero a ō tātou mātua tīpuna kua huri ki tua o te ārai, ā, mā koutou ō rātou tūmanako rangatira e whakatutuki mō te ao e huri nei.

Māori Studies is a broad subject that seeks to understand the culture, knowledge, and philosophies of Māori and indigenous peoples.

The course will based on the values of: 

  • Whanaungatanga - relationships, identity 
  • Tikanga 
  • Manaakitanga - hospitality, hauora 
  • Tohungatanga (expertise) - Te Tiriti, NZ wars 
  • Kaitiakitanga - sustainability, para kore (zero waste), mahinga kai
  • Rangatiratanga - self-determination, service, mentoring, tuakana teina  

Māori studies allows students and whānau to develop and co-construct a learning programme based on these concepts that embraces language, culture and identity to meet their own needs. 

The course also includes Māori Performing Arts and Kapa Haka as well as a Marae noho, field trips and guest speakers.  


Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 70 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 70 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 6138 v7
NZQA Info
Explain the role of whakatauki in relation to how Māori manage the environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 13363 v8
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge and skills of waiata a-ringa
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 16034 v5
NZQA Info
Explain Māori and Pakeha perspectives of history
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 16044 v6
NZQA Info
Describe historical events of one hapu or iwi
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17791 v8
NZQA Info
Explain kaitiaki practices in a tourism context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22752 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge and skills of performance components
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22756 v7
NZQA Info
Perform a Māori performing arts bracket
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 31288 v1
NZQA Info
Prepare and provide kai service, with limited supervision, for manuhiri
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90828 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 3.1 - Evaluate a personal action that contributes towards a sustainable future
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90971 v3
NZQA Info
Health 1.1 - Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well-being
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91435 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91464 v2
NZQA Info
Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91597 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.2 - Conduct a critical social inquiry
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 70
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 21
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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