Level 2 Māori Performing Arts

MPA200
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 extend the fundamental performance and research skills of Māori Performing Arts developed in Year 11. This course is structured to challenge students to explore and being creative in a Māori setting using key features and elements of Te Ao Haka.

During the year, students will learn how key features and elements of Te Ao Haka can be used together with other genres of dance and music to create items. 

Each year, we have an annual senior haerenga (trip). The purpose of the haerenga is to travel to a different iwi to learn the waiata, history and mita (dialect). Students will use their experience on this haerenga to create an item, a waiata or choreograph an existing item.

Year 12 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