Te Whata Kōrero o Hato Hoani

An inclusive culture for our boys

E ngā iwi, e ngā mana, e ngā reo o ngā hau e whā tēnā koutou katoa.

Ko te reo kia tika, ko te reo kia rere, ko te reo kia Māori. Mātua rā ngā whakaaro ki te hunga kua ngaro ki tua o pae maumahara, ko te pō ki a rātou - moe mai rā. Kia hoki pēnei mai ngā rārangi kōrero ki a tātou - tēnā rā tātou katoa.

Tuheitia, te whare kāhui ariki nui tonu - pai mārire ki a rātou.

Welcome to the St John’s College Māori Department!

On offer this year within the Māori department are a number of opportunities for your child to learn, participate and enjoy such as Te Reo Māori, Kapa Haka, Māori Arts and Crafts, Mau Rakau (Māori weaponry), and more.

Te Reo Māori is taught in all levels, from Year 9 to Year 13.

In order to provide our students an authentic experience as possible, various units of work are studied which may involve day trips. Our Year 10 Te Reo Māori class recently studied a unit of Māori Arts and Crafts and visited the Auckland War Memorial Museum as part of their learning. The purpose was to find facts around different types of Māori art and the significance of those artworks today. Students learned the different vocabulary around Māori arts and crafts prior to visiting the Museum.


       The Year 10 trip to the Auckland Museum.
 

In conjunction with our Te Reo Māori classes, haka, waiata, and Māori performing arts in general are incorporated in our kapa haka group.