- The Curriculum Guidelines for teaching Te Reo Māori in English medium schools are called Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori and are available online.
The Curriculum Guidelines set out 8 Levels. It is expected that primary schools will use Levels 1 and 2: Beginning to use te reo Māori (See FAQs: “Can all schools use the curriculum? How do I use the curriculum?”).
- There are a total of twelve Achievements Objectives across Level 1 and 2.
These are Achievements Objectives 1.1 to 1.7 and 2.1 to 2.5. To complete all twelve Achievements Objectives by Year 6 would require working through about two Achievement Objectives per year.
- Wai Ako breaks each Achievement Objective down further into 1-3 songs, each covering just one phrase or type of phrase. 4 new songs per year is a good pace.
There is plenty of time to spend a few weeks on each song, learning and repeating the new language and then incorporating what is learned into the daily class routine.
See our Long Term Plans for both Te Reo Māori and the draft NZ Histories Curriculum at our LTPs page