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The course focuses on communication in Te Reo Maori using complex language in less familiar contexts, through the four skills, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Students study at Level 8 of the New Zealand Curriculum and achieve personal independence with the language.
The emphasis is on communication: about certainty and uncertainty, possibility and probability. Students will learn to develop an argument or point of view, with reasons; recount a series of events to inform, persuade or entertain; communicate the same information in different ways for different audiences and respond to selected and adapted texts in te reo Maori. The contexts for this communication can include the Treaty of Waitangi, moteatea, media, pakiwaitara, karanga and whaikorero. A commitment to supporting Bayfield High School Māori activities is expected.