Level 3 Te Ao Haka
Teacher in Charge: Whaea D. Robson
Te Ao Haka is a culturally responsive art form, providing opportunities for all ākonga to engage in Māori culture, language, and traditional practice. Te Ao Haka is founded on Mātauranga Māori, but is progressive in the development and evolution of the art form.
At Level 3 students will refine their performance skills and deepen their understanding of their own experience within Te Ao Haka. This is reflected in the evaluative and performance-focused nature of the standards.
What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
The ideas central to all levels are:
• Te Ao Haka is born of its context
• Narratives are the catalyst for all composition
• He taonga tuku iho
• Te Ao Haka is uniquely and recognisably Māori
• Te Ao Haka can only be truly understood through performance.
Recommended Prior Learning
No prerequisites, other than approval from HOD Māori
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it. Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.
The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.