Te Whata Kōrero o Hato Hoani

E ngā mana e ngā reo e ngā mātāwaka, tēnā rā koutou katoa.
Ka hoki mahara ki a rātou mā kua wheturangitia. Moe mai i ngā ringa atawhai o te Atua.
Ko tātou te hunga mahue, tēnā tātou.
Ko Tūheitia, me te kāhui āriki katoa, pai mārire ki a rātou.

 

Ko tōku reo, tōku oho-oho, Ko tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea,, Ko tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi

 

Nau mai haere mai ki te Tari Māori o Hato Hoani : Welcome to St John’s Māori Department

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

At each year level, Te Reo Māori is an optional full year course. Years 11- 13 students begin NCEA Level 1-3 Te Reo Māori. However, if students from Years 9 or 10 show the ability to cope with NCEA, then they are capable of doing so in consultation with whānau and the teacher in charge of Te Reo Māori.

In order to provide our students with authentic experiences, various units of work are studied which may involve day trips. Such trips have been, Auckland Secondary Schools’ PolyFest, Tainui Manu Kōrero Regionals and various kapa haka performances to support our school kapa haka group.


 

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