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Unique Te Marautanga o Aotearoa University Entrance subjects – mainstream and immersion unit requirements
A2018/27 - 30 Oct 2018

To:

Principal/Tumuaki
Principal's Nominee
All Teachers/Kaiako

Unique Te Marautanga o Aotearoa University Entrance subjects – mainstream and immersion unit requirements

Mainstream students studying within a kaupapa Māori context can be awarded the six unique Te Marautanga o Aotearoa(TMoA) subjects as part of meeting the three approved subject requirements for University Entrance. These students will be undertaking coherent learning programmes which are aligned to the principles and intent of TMoA.

The six unique TMoA subjects on the list of approved subjects for University Entrance are:

  • Hauora
  • Ngā toi
  • Ngā mahi a te rēhia
  • Ngā toi ataata
  • Ngā toi pūoro
  • Tikanga ā iwi.

The definition of kaupapa Māori is:

  • significant use of Te Reo Māori (i.e. the school is at levels one or two of the Māori language immersion levels); and
  • Māori education that incorporates a Māori world view; and
          • incorporates ways of teaching in a range of settings, including bilingual and immersion settings (English and Māori); and
          • delivers the TMoA curriculum subjects in te reo Māori only, or in both te reo Māori and English.

Note: All wharekura students are automatically eligible for the unique subjects.

Requirements

Mainstream schools with students studying in a kaupapa Māori context (such as through an immersion unit) must notify NZQA of the students undertaking any of the four unique TMoA subjects below:

  • Hauora
  • Ngā mahi a te rēhia
  • Ngā toi ataata
  • Ngā toi pūoro.

Schools must complete and submit this attestation form (XLSX, 13KB) to your School Relationship Manager by 1 December 2018.

This will enable NZQA to correctly calculate whether these students have met the three approved subject requirements as part of being awarded University Entrance in January of the following year.

Note: NZQA does not require notification of students undertaking Ngā Toi and Tikanga ā-iwi subjects.

Please also see Questions and answers for schools and students.

Enquiries

Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to your School Relationship Manager:

School Relationship Manager
School Quality Assurance and Liaison
Telephone: 04 463 3000
Fax: 04 463 3113
Email: firstname.lastname@nzqa.govt.nz

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