Te Ao Haka Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. McLean

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning is necessary to do this course, however, if you have had experience in this area it lends itself well to this course. 

Te Ao Haka Level 1

Te Ao Haka  explores the many cultural aspects of Kapahaka through performance, tikanga and Te Reo Māori. It encourages creativity through song writing, music, choreography and story telling.

Students who choose this course have an interest or are keen to learn about Kapahaka, Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori. If you choose this option, you will be a part of the School's Kapahaka Rōpū. 

Te Ao Haka will offer "Te Ao Haka" Achievement Standards, or, Māori Performing Arts Unit Standards at this Level. 

Te Reo Māori Level 1 Achievement Standards will be offered where applicable.

Learning Areas:

Languages, Te Ao Haka, Te Ao Maori


Te Ao Haka Level 2, Te Ao Haka Level 3, Te Reo Māori Level 2, Te Reo Māori Level 3

Te Ao Haka at Level 1 can lead to Te Ao Haka at Level 2 and Level 3 as well as Te Reo Māori at Level 2. Te Ao Haka can lead to many pathways beyond school to pursing a career in Tourism, Performing arts, Education, Music, Drama and many other areas. It is a perfect context to beginning to understand and learn Te Reo & Tikanga Māori, because you need to understand Te Reo to unpack meaning from the songs you learn and how to express its meaning through performance.