Level 3 Te Ao Haka

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea D. Robson

Recommended Prior Learning

No prerequisites, other than approval from HOD Māori

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.

Course Overview

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.


The Arts