Teacher in Charge:
Ko Waitākere ngā pae maunga
Ko Opanuku te awa
Ko Waitematā te moana
Ko Te Puawai Rangatahi te whare
Ko Tini Whetūmarama te wharekai
Ko Panuku te marae
Nau mai, haere mai ki te whānau o Panuku
This is a semester course, designed to develop the fundamental performance and research skills Māori Performing Arts. This course is structured to enable students to build skills, such as wiri, pūkana, takahi, performing, teaching and composing.
During this semester, students will learn waiata, mōteatea, poi, mau rākau and haka from different iwi. The research of these compositions will form the foundation for our annual senior haerenga (trip) where we travel to a different iwi to learn the history and mita (dialect) in Year 11 - Year 13.
Year 10 Māori Performing Arts would suit a student with a strong interest in Te Ao Māori (the Māori world), performing and kapa haka.
Students will also be working toward gaining credits from Te Ao Haka, the new Māori Performing Arts Achievement standards. This is also an University approved subject.