Te Ao Haka Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. McLean

Recommended Prior Learning

Prior learning in Te Ao Haka would be preferred although not necessary.  While base foundation knowledge around Kapahaka is set in depth at Level 1, these skills and knowledge will be revisited in part. 

Te Ao Haka Level 2

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. 

At this level, students are encouraged to delve deeper into the different genres of waiata and to begin to make sense of the world around them. This understanding will then lead to learning about composition of original waiata and performed in part by the student. Students will be encouraged to discuss and express their ideas and keep a diary of their thoughts to current events or issues affecting them and the world around them.

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

Where students have completed Level 1 Te Reo Māori, they may choose to complete one or two standards at Te Reo Māori Level 2 during this course where applicable.

Learning Areas:

Languages, Te Ao Haka, Te Ao Maori


Te Ao Haka Level 3

Te Ao Haka at Level 2 can lead to Te Ao Haka at Level 3. 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.

Career Pathways

Interpreter, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Intelligence Officer, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Dancer, Entertainer, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Model, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter