Level 1 Māori Performing Arts

MPA100
Course Description

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 full year course, designed to build on the fundamental performance and research skills of Māori Performing Arts developed in Year 10. This course is structured to enable students to explore key features and elements of Te Ao Haka, the new Achievement standards offered to students.

During the year , students will learn waiata, mōteatea, poi, mau rākau and haka from different iwi. The will research different key features and elements of these compositions, which will contribute to our Internal assessments for our annual senior haerenga (trip). The purpose of the haerenga is to travel to a different iwi to learn the waiata, history and mita (dialect).

Year 11 Māori Performing Arts would suit a student with a strong interest in Te Ao Māori (the Māori world), performing and kapa haka. While students are not expected to perform at Polyfest, it is highly recommended as this performance is linked to our Internals. 

This is also an University approved subject.


Learning Areas:

Te Reo Māori