Te Reo Maori classes are subsidised by the Government. These classes are for citizens/permanent residents of New Zealand (or the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue or Australia).
For information on our introductory taster course, please click here.
KIA ORA – TE REO MAORI (Level 1 Beginners)
An introduction to Maori Language and customs. A look at Maori values and beliefs with Maori music. This course has a strong focus on speaking and understanding spoken Te Reo Maori. It is aimed at providing beginners with knowledge of basic greetings to more complex sentences. The class will also provide an opportunity for the more advanced to support the beginners and practice and increase their skill in speaking, listening and understanding. Waiata (songs), tikanga (culture), karakia (prayers) and mihi (introductions) will be covered together with oral/aural and reading/writing skills.
Students have to choose the night and venue they wish to enrol in.
For instance, if you choose the Tuesday evening class, it means that for the next 8 weeks, you attend the classes on that night. It does not mean that you attend Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday.
Term 1 2017
|Tuesday 21 February||CHCH Girls' High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Antoinette Koko|
|Wednesday 01 March||Riccarton High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Maxine Tupe|
|Thursday 02 March||Shirley Boys' High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Antoinette Koko|
Term 2 2017
|Tuesday 16 May||CHCH Girls' High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Antoinette Koko|
|Wednesday 17 May||Riccarton High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Maxine Tupe|
|Thursday 18 May||Shirley Boys' High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Antoinette Koko|
Term 3 2017
|Tuesday 08 August||CHCH Girls' High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Maxine Tupe|
|Wednesday 09 August||Riccarton High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Maxine Tupe|
|Thursday 10 August||Shirley Boys' High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Maxine Tupe|
Term 4 2017
|Tuesday 24 October||CHCH Girls' High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||To be advised|
|Wednesday 25 October||Riccarton High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||Maxine Tupe|
|Thursday 26 October||Shirley Boys' High||6.30 – 8.30 pm||To be advised|
Please scroll down for IMPORTANT information.
Our courses page contains a summary of all courses on offer for the current term.
Please ensure you are familiar with our refund policy.
No classes on public holidays.
All courses need a minimum number to go ahead. If your course does not have enough enrolments, we regret that we will have to cancel and will let you know either by email or text. Please check your emails regularly. Courses are usually confirmed or cancelled 2-3 working days prior to the scheduled start date.
We may, regretfully, have to cancel courses if we do not receive enough enrolments, in which case you will get a full refund.
We may choose to close a course if there is a high level of non-attendance or withdrawals, in which case a proportional refund may be made.
Wherever possible, we will offer replacement or extended sessions to make up for sessions cancelled due to extreme weather, tutor illness or other unforeseen reason.
If you need to withdraw from a course and you inform us in writing, at least a week before the course is due to start, you will be eligible for a refund minus a $20 administration charge.
If you withdraw from a course at any other time, you will not be eligible for a refund. No refunds are given after commencement of a course to ensure course viability.