NCEA Level 3 Te Waharoa

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea L. Yates Wright

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Te Waharoa or at the discretion of the HOD.

This course is an introduction to Māori Tikanga, History and Geography.  It provides Unit Standard credits towards NCEA Level 3.  The topics during the year will include the following:  English and Māori versions of te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi, Dispossession of Māori land, Historical Events for one Hapū or Iwi post-Pākehā contact, How Māori manage the environment, Establishment and main characteristics of Hāhi Māori and Changing roles for Māori women throughout history.  Assessments will entail power points, essays and posters.  In this course students have the opportunity to achieve 29 credits.

It is intended that Te Waharoa is an initiative that will address all of the following:

  • Increase student retention to the end of Year 13.
  • Ensure students leave school with some qualification/credits towards NCEA
  • Provide a programme that will be of high interest to Māori students.
  • Extend beyond the classroom and academic achievement and provide pastoral support for students.
  • Build strong links with the students participants and their whanau
  • Support/Facilitate transition to the workplace for students.
  • Support student exploration of appropriate career pathways.



Career Pathways

Farmer/Farm Manager, Building and Construction Labourer, Early Childhood Teacher, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Forestry Scientist, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Tour Guide