Year 9 Maori Performing Arts

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Rameka

This course will cover the basic skills required for Māori Performing Arts and Kapa Haka.
Skills will cover a range of theory, skills and concepts behind Maori performance.
Students will be introduced to the use of patu and rākau as well as foot movements unique to Ngāti Tuwharetoa. Students will learn about the history of Kapa Haka and look at the variety of performing arts costumes and regalia that are worn during a performance.
Students will also have the opportunity to gain a Toi Whakaari Māori Level 1 Unit Standard (Demonstrate knowledge of people associated with Maori Performing Arts). It is preferable that students are members of the school kapa haka group so that they achieve a high standard of training and purpose. It also assists them with the development of te reo Maori, which is essential in this course. 

Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in Māori Performing Arts / Kapa Haka.


Pathway Tags

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