E ngā iwi o te motu, tēnā koutou katoa. He mihi whānui ki a koutou e hāpai nei i te reo rangatira. Ki a rātou kua wehe atu ki te pō, haere, haere, haere. Haere atu rā ki runga i te waka mokemoke o ō tātou tīpuna. Moe mai koutou i te moenga roa.
By learning te reo Māori, young New Zealanders can become much more aware of the role that Māori identity, language, and culture play in our country’s identity. Te reo Māori is the foundation language of our nation. It is an official language under the Māori Language Act 1987. The Treaty of Waitangi recognises it as a taonga and guarantees its protection.
This multimedia resource, He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora, provides opportunities for students to learn te reo Māori at primary school. It supports you, as a teacher, as you build your capability and confidence to teach the language. It is designed to assist you as you plan and deliver a Māori language programme in an English-medium classroom setting.
He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora offers eight units of work covering eight broad learning contexts. The primary audience is students in years 1–6 learning te reo Māori at levels 1–2 of Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki, Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1–13.
In addition, He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora offers extension support to students learning te reo Māori in years 1–6 at curriculum levels 3–4.
The Ministry of Education is indebted to all those who contributed to the development of this resource, particularly the advisory group, the resource teachers of Māori, and the teachers who trialled the components.
Nō reira, rau rangatira mā, kia kaha tonu ki te ako i tēnei taonga i roto i ngā kura auraki puta noa, puta noa.
Secretary for Education