Tikanga ā kura Year 9

Tikanga ā kura Year 9 (10 Week) (9TKI)

Tikanga ā kura is a compulsory subject that all Year 9 students will experience in a 10-week block course in either Term 1, 2, 3 or 4. Each Year 9 class will receive 2 periods of teaching per cycle (a cycle is every 6 days on the school timetable) where they will be introduced to a range of values associated with Te Ao Māori.


The course intent is to study the various concepts through a Māori lens and in turn, encourage students to make connections to their own values and views. Activities could include pair/group/class discussion, journalised logging of their learning, exploration of local pā sites and understanding of their significance.
By using a range of activities, it is hoped to keep interest high in the subject to challenge the students to engage in their school’s heritage and build a sense of pride of who they are and their connection to the school.

We will be exploring the following concepts (but not limited to):
• Whanaungatanga – relationships and connections.
• Tuakiritanga – identity.
• Tūrangawaewae – place of standing, belonging.
• Wāhi hirahira – important places.
• Ngā korero o te kura – stories of the school.
• Tangata rongonui – important people.


• Develop satisfaction and self-esteem from learning Tikanga Māori.
• Develop knowledge and understanding of what makes NPBHS unique.
• To show a respectful and responsible attitude to learning the ideals and philosophies of Māori Tikanga.

• To reflect on their own culture and customs.


Ongoing anecdotal assessments will be made throughout the unit.