Year 9 Māori & Spanish

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Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Pimm.

Students study a half year each of the following two subjects.


Te reo Māori is the key to understanding the Māori world. Te Reo Māori lays the foundation of communicative skills and cultural knowledge to enable students to be bilingual and bicultural with an appreciation and consideration of a Māori worldview.

An introduction to Māori language and culture is offered in Year 9, with a focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The achievement objectives of this course are to successfully develop students’ understanding of the Māori language and culture from a beginners level.  


By engaging with this subject, students develop the ability to communicate in Spanish and connect meaningfully with people in different communities around the world.

Languages and cultures play a key role in developing personal, community, national, and global identities. Through Spanish, students build an in-depth understanding of the world around them and become culturally competent global citizens.

In Year 9, students learn how to receive and produce basic information in Spanish in everyday situations.  A knowledge of Spanish enhances multiple career opportunities both nationally and internationally, as well as being useful to anyone thinking of overseas travel.




An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.