Garin College Garin College

Level 3 Te Reo Māori

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Pimm.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to study NCEA Level 2 in te reo Māori. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty. 

A genuine interest in Māori language and culture.

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 3 NCEA Achievement Standards and Unit Standards. There is a possibility of a noho marae during the year.



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 marae trip when 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.