Garin College Garin College

Level 2 Te Reo Māori

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Pimm.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to have passed at least two Te Reo Māori standards at NCEA Level 1. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty. Students should have a genuine interest in te reo Māori and ngā tikanga. Māori. 

Te Reo Māori is the key to understanding the Māori world. It 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 advanced integrated te reo Māori course is offered which focuses in greater depth on the four main components of the language: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.  The achievement objectives of this course are to successfully prepare students for Level 2 NCEA Achievement Standards.  The new NCEA Level 2 standards are not introduced until 2025. 

There are two internal Achievement Standards completed which assess the student's listening comprehension and writing skills.  Both are Portfolio style assessments.  There is an external reading comprehension assessment at the end of the year also. There is a noho marae trip planned for term 1 of the year.  



Assessment Information

Two internal Achievement Standards, assessing student's ability to write in Te Reo Māori and a listening comprehension assessment. Both are a Portfolio style assessment, completed over term 1 - 3. Term four offers an external Achievement Standard, assessing student's reading comprehension. A total of 16 credits are offered.


Level 3 Te Reo Māori


Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Copywriter, Anaesthetist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Author, Tattoo Artist, Midwife, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Communications Professional, Interpreter, Community Karitāne, Community Development Worker, Conservator, Technical Writer, Legal Executive, Editor, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Judge, Curator, Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Ranger, Health Promoter, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Librarian, Translator, Library Assistant, Massage Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Policy Analyst, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Youth Worker, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Television Presenter, Court Registry Officer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

koha for noho marae if applicable


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.