- Important Dates
- Venue Hire
The best time to join our language classes is at the beginning of each term.
KIA ORA – TE REO MĀORI (Level 1 Beginners)
An introduction to Māori Language and customs. A look at Māori values and beliefs with Māori music. This course has a strong focus on speaking and understanding spoken Te Reo Māori. 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 Tuesday class only. It does not mean that you attend Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday.
To help keep the cost of this course down we receive Government Funding and they require proof of residency/citizenship status. When you enrol you may be asked to provide a CERTIFIED copy of your Identity Documentation – click here for a full list of accepted IDocs.
Term 1, 2020
|Monday 10 February - FULL||Hornby High||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Chris Luke|
|Tuesday 11 February - FULL||CHCH Girls' High||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Damien Gilchrist|
|Wednesday 12 February - FULL||Riccarton High||6.30 - 8.30 pm|| Chris Luke
|Thursday 13 February - FULL||Risingholme||6.30 - 8.30 pm|| Damien Gilchrist
Term 2, 2020
||Hornby High||6.30 - 8.30 pm|| Chris Luke
|Cancelled||CHCH Girls' High||6.30 - 8.30 pm|| Damien Gilchrist
|Cancelled||Riccarton High||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Chris Luke|
|Cancelled||Risingholme||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Damien Gilchrist|
Term 3, 2020
|Monday 27 July - FULL||Hornby High||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Chris Luke|
|Tuesday 28 July - FULL||CHCH Girls' High||6.30 - 8.30 pm|| Damien Gilchrist
|Wednesday 29 July - FULL||Riccarton High||6.30 - 8.30 pm|| Chris Luke
|Thursday 30 July - FULL||Risingholme||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Damien Gilchrist|
Term 4, 2020
|Monday 12 October - FULL||Hornby High||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Chris Luke|
|Tuesday 13 October - FULL
||CHCH Girls' High||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Damien Gilchrist|
|Wednesday 14 October - FULL||Riccarton High||6.30 - 8.30 pm|| Chris Luke
|Thursday 15 October - FULL
||Risingholme||6.30 - 8.30 pm||Damien Gilchrist|
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/postponed/suspended 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.