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English and Māori Pathways

English and Māori Pathways

Whangaparāoa College learners now have the option to select between an English Medium or Maori Immersion Pathway.

Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa?

You might have noticed on your learner options, that the first selection they have to make is called Pathways.

This is because at Whangaparāoa College learners now have the option to select between an English Medium or Maori Immersion Pathway.

These options do not take away from the selections they can make and cannot be swapped for another subject. It only means that your learner is selecting to complete their courses either in English language or with a higher level of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori.

Junior Pathway

Learners in Years 8 and 9 must choose to study Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Māori Medium) or Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa (English Medium). You might know Te Marautanga o Aotearoa as the Wānanga. 

Learners opting for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Māori Medium Pathway) - the Junior Wānanga - will be a part of a new Rōpū Whānau for 2024. 

This Rōpū Whānau will be immersed in Te Ao Māori curriculum in all subjects and have a slightly different configuration of lessons. 

Currently, mainstream offers 4x Maths, English & Science lessons a week. The Māori medium pathway will reduce these subjects by 1 hour and allocate this time to Te Reo Māori. This gives parity across all subjects with every subject having 3 hours a week.

Their acceptance into this pathway is not automatic. They will need to write an application note on selection.  Acceptance will depend on resources, adequate interest, post-option choice application and whānau support.

Senior Pathway

Learners in Years 11, 12 and 13 must choose to study Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Māori Medium) or Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa (English Medium). You might know Te Marautanga o Aotearoa as the Wānanga. 

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Māori Medium) Pathway- the Wānanga -   comprises three specific choices: Te Reo Maori, English, and History

If they choose the Wānanga they do not need to pick either English, Te Reo, or History (they will be included as part of your Wānanga core components). Learners will be picking 3 options of their liking from the remaining Learning Areas. Their acceptance to this pathway is not automatic, you will need to write an application note on selection. 

Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa (English Medium) Pathway does not include core options (other than Maths for Y11) and allows learners to pick all of their options freely from any of the Learning Areas.


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