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He pūmanawa - Talents

Achievement objective

8.2 Develop an argument or point of view, with reasons.

Learning intention

Students can:

  • create a Curriculum Vitae.


At the end of this lesson, students can:
 TuhituhiTuhituhi - Writing: Write about a range of topics across a wide range of text types, selecting words and expressions that are appropriate for the purpose and intended audience.


Lesson sequence

Ask the students to list their modes and strengths in Māori. Then lead a class discussion about the students’ career ambitions.
Talk about the type of information that they would include in their Curriculum Vitae. Ask career advisors, tertiary recruitment staff, Work and Income New Zealand staff or whānau to assist, if necessary.
Have the students compile a Curriculum Vitae, using Resource sheet 8G: He tauira hei ārahi and Resource sheet 8H: He tauira hei whakakī as templates.

Suggested language focus Suggested vocabulary
Tenses - Past
i i te tau
nō te tau
taea ka taea e au te wātaka te whakarite
Possessive Particles
he kaha nōku
ō he pūkenga ōku
i te mea  
nō te mea  
tā te mea tā te mea he uaua mōku te piki maunga
otirā otirā he pai tonu ina tokoiti ngā tāngata
heoi anō he paki nō te rangi


The students could make a video promoting themselves in a recruitment or career planning setting.

Further learning

The students could plan a career path for themselves over 10 years, thinking about the goals needed to achieve this. Career Advisors and WINZ staff will have materials to support this activity.

Other resources

Help for compiling a Curriculum Vitae

Massey University site with tips on how to compile a Curriculum Vitae

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