Nau mai mai ki to tātou akoranga kia hāpai ai ngā pepeha o te iwi katoa! Here’s some more information about what our first learning unit in LEVEL ONE of our Te Puna Reo Māori programme includes. Every aspect of our learning supports te reo Māori, te ao Māori, tikanga Māori and mātauranga Māori in your school and learning community. We explore the following topics in our Pepeha learning unit:

  • correcting our te reo Māori pronunciation
  • te reo Māori keyboards, dictionaries and spelling conventions
  • a range of greetings to introduce ourselves and welcome others
  • three types of pepeha: pepeha Māori, pepeha tauiwi and pepeha ā-hapori
  • introducing ourselves and all members of our wider whānau to others
  • where we are from and where our ancestors come from
  • country names from around the world
  • landmarks and bodies of water that are special to our whānau
  • marae and other special places in our personal communities
  • ethnicity and the large group of people we identify with (iwi and hapū)
  • how our ancestors and iwi Māori arrived in Aotearoa
  • affirming our identity through a personalised individual pepeha for each learner
  • introducing special pets who are part of our whānau
  • sharing our oral pepeha with our whānau and friends as a celebration of who we arePu

Lesson Contents

A list of the lesson sections covered in this comprehensive learning unit is below. The lesson for students each week contains 3 – 4 sections, anywhere between 5 and 10 learning videos that include plenty of speaking activities, a number of waiata and book videos to support your ākonga learning plus additional activities such as art, research questions, literacy and numeracy activities and much more. Our Daily Tikanga is gradually increased throughout each term as well. Previous learning content is extended and revised each week as we scaffold our learners through the vast array of learning outcomes and achievements objectives required under Level 1 of Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki (Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13).