Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki
Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13
Learning te reo Māori gives students other ways to express themselves. It deepens their understanding of human experience as they learn about the impact of culture on people’s values, beliefs, and ways of thinking. They learn the skills to interact appropriately with others and to avoid situations where there is the potential for misunderstanding.
In more and more situations, speakers are using te reo Māori to communicate and build relationships with others. These include school-based events, such as speech competitions (for example, Ngā Manu Kōrero), and public occasions such as civic or sporting functions. They also include community events, such as weddings and tangihanga.