Māori Studies and Māori Performing Arts

MPA
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.  


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

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

Pathway Tags

Māori and indigenous studies, health sciences, performing arts, change maker