1HAK

Level 1 Te Ao Haka

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Potae

Te Ao Haka is born of its context

It is essential that students understand and engage with the origins and development of Te Ao Haka as an artform. Concepts of whakapapa and taiao, and of place space and time, are intrinsic to Te Ao Haka.

Narratives are the catalyst for all composition

Te Ao Haka is built on and communicates narratives. To engage with Te Ao Haka students will require both interpretive and communicative skills - such as listening, pānui, tuhituhi, reo-ā-waha.

He taonga tuku iho

Te Ao Haka is a treasure and an inheritance. It is rooted in, and elevates Māori culture and language. For many students, it is an access point to engaging with te ao Māori. 

Te Ao Haka is uniquely and recognisably Māori

To engage with Te Ao Haka, students must engage with tikanga, reo, and Māori culture and identity. The essence and distinctiveness of Te Ao Haka come from its cultural and contextual origins.

Te Ao Haka can only be truly understood through performance

Performance is an intrinsic component for students of Te Ao Haka. Through performance, students can explore foundations, skills, creativity, expression and refinement. Performance will form a key part of their learning as they progress on their Te Ao Haka journey.

Pathway

Te Ao Haka provides ākonga with opportunities both within and outside of the subject. The development of Te Ao Haka skills provides lifelong learning, and creates viable career pathways that lead on to further studies, in areas such as theatre, TV and film, the tourism industry, or government.

Te Ao Haka provides opportunities for all ākonga to develop as global citizens and promote te ao Māori on a global stage, through performances both to visitors to Aotearoa New Zealand, and abroad. This provides the opportunity for Māori culture to be a model for indigenous cultures across the world, giving relevance and value not only to itself, but to others, too.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91976 v1
NZQA Info
Te Ao Haka 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of key features of Te Ao Haka
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91977 v1
NZQA Info
Te Ao Haka 1.2 - Perform an item from a Te Ao Haka discipline
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91978 v1
NZQA Info
Te Ao Haka 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of categories within a Te Ao Haka discipline
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91979 v1
NZQA Info
Te Ao Haka 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of elements within a Te Ao Haka performance
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer


The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.