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The course focuses on communication in Te Reo Māori using simple language in familiar contexts through the four skills, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Students study at Levels 5 and 6 of the New Zealand Curriculum and achieve social competence with the language.
The emphasis is on communication about: past activities and events, present and past states, feelings and opinions, past habits and routines amounts, problems and solutions, immediate plans, hopes, wishes and intentions, describing, comparing and contrasting people, places and things, giving and following instructions and communicating in formal situations. Cultural content comprises knowledge of customs and traditions in Māori communities, past and present. A commitment to supporting Bayfield High School Māori activities is strongly recommended.