Māori Performing Arts Year 9

Māori Year 9 (Half Year) (9MPA)

The course is an introduction into Māori Performing Arts, it provides tauira with a significant bicultural dimension to school life. This course will give tauira the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of tikanga and Te Reo Māori. Tauira will work in Māori and English through simple topics such as haka, mōteatea, waiata-ā-ringa, mau rākau, whakaraka, tākaro Māori, and pōwhiri.
Tauira will be able to perform on stage if selected in Paerangatahi, Super 8, and Puanga cultural competitions on an annual basis. They will also be able to support our Manu Korero speakers in this competition.

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Tauira will be able to perform on stage if selected in Paerangatahi, Super 8, and Puanga cultural competitions on an annual basis. They will also be able to support our Manu Korero speakers in this competition. The purpose of this course is to:
• Nourish, nuture, and encourage our young men to become involved in kapa haka.
• Enhance self-worth, self-esteem, pride, and a positive identity of being Māori.
• Pride of Māori cultural heritage.
• Perseverance.