Te Reo Māori Curriculum

Te Reo Maori in Mainstream Schools BUNDLE (Level 1 Achievement Objectives)


I’m super excited to offer this te reo Māori bundle of resources based around our Level one curriculum guidelines from
Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki
Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13


These te reo Maori classroom phrases, activities, and printables in a huge bundle will help you when planning your whole year of te reo. The resources can be used for a range of year levels and would be particularly timesaving for the person in charge of the te reo planning in a school. They are all able to be adapted and made to suit Years 1/2-6. It is value-packed with 298 pages under 8 titles. Download the resource now – or, join Te Reo Club and have unlimited access to heaps of great resources like this! —> tereoclub.co.nz


Maori Greetings (Achievement Objective 1.1)

Based on the te reo Maori A/O 1.1, the resource has 7 beautiful posters that will help you begin your te reo journey with your learners.

  • Hello to one, to two, to three or more
  • Goodbye to those staying
  • Goodbye
  • See you at another time
  • Thanks so much
  • I’m sorry
  • That’s awesome

These are stunning enlarged and look beautiful accompanying these resources.

Introductions in Maori (Achievement Objective 1.2)

Introduce themselves and others and respond to introductions

Learning Intentions:
• Recognise, understand, and use familiar words about ourselves and our whānau.

• Recognise, understand, and use short phrases about ourselves and our whānau.
• Ask and answer simple questions about another person’s whānau.
• Use ordinal numbers to tell my or someone else’s place in the whānau.
• Ask and answer a question about my or someone else’s age.

There are plenty of activities and support materials in this pack.

Maori Numbers (Achievement Objective 1.3)

Communicate about numbers, using days of the week, months and dates

Without a doubt, this te reo Maori Maramataka (calendar) resource will be so helpful. For the whole school, all learners can benefit in some way.

  • Both sets of Days of the Week with posters explain the meanings behind the Māori Language Commission names (e.g. “Did you know Rāhina was named after Māhina the moon?”).
  • Ordinal numbers (i.e. how to say the 1st, 2nd, etc.)
  • Months
  • How to give the full date
  • How to ask “When is your birthday?”
  • Fantastic mini book with all these facts as a reference. Older learners can make activities (word search, games puzzles etc) to teach others.
  • The Maramataka is black and white so you can colour code the days, months, and numbers to suit.

There are bright posters packed with so much learning at any level!!

Pepeha (Achievement Objective 1.4)

Communicate about personal information, such as name, parents’ and grandparents’ names, iwi, hapū, mountain and river, or home town and place of family origin.

Writing a pepeha can be a little confusing for learners. In response, this te reo Maori resource has visuals and explanations to help with the understanding of a pepeha. Consequently, this should make the process easier since it is bright and engaging.

Tuwahi (Achievement Objective 1.5)

Communicate about location.

This te reo resource was made to help teachers and learners simplify understanding “locations” or prepositions (Tūwāhi). It incorporates speaking, reading, writing and fun activities. Furthermore, this can be used in mainstream and rumaki/ bilingual classes as the teachers’ instructions are in English and worksheets are in either te reo only or English.

Resource includes:

  • Location posters (which can be made into a book)
  • Word picture matching activities (In black and white-print on coloured paper)
  • Self-correcting sentence making activity (In black and white-print on coloured paper)
  • Writing correct location words under picture (Tuhia te kupu tika o ēnei ki te wāhi e tika ana.)
  • A foldable first reader book which can be taken home to share with whānau!

Maori in the Classroom (Achievement Objective 1.7)

Use and respond to simple classroom language (including asking for the word to express something in te reo Maori).

There are three awesome resources in this classroom language section.


This lovely collection of te reo, with English, timetable labels are bright and engaging. They offer more than just subject labels. In fact, they even include every day teacher prompts, phrases and words.
Karakia, roll call, values, karakia for kai, news, morning tea, lunch, brain food, snack, brain break, maths/numeracy, reading, silent reading, science, sport, run, fitness, swimming, Library, spelling, handwriting, Inquiry, topic, waiata, assembly, hui, mindfulness, art, mat time, writing, literacy, digital fluency, social studies, finishing off work, computer time, health, te reo, poetry, choosing time, music, golden time, play time, group discussion, workshop, buddy time, oral language, whānau time, R.E, kapa haka, creative writing, silent reading, tidy up time, homework, discovery time, special event, Finished home time, see you tomorrow, see you next week, wash your hands….


Are you looking for an easy way to integrate more te reo Māori in your classroom?

This resource has 60 plus phrases (rerenga kupu) and words (kupu) to help you with more te reo on a daily basis. Moreover, the format is the same as the Te Reo Classroom Timetable so it fits in well if you are a selective decor person!

Rerenga kupu/kupu include;

Stand up
Sit down
Be brave/ hang in there
Very good
You can do it!
Have a good day
I had a good day
I’m sorry
Tidy the room!
Line up here
Line up over there
Let’s go
Work hard
Open the door
Shut the door
Take off your hat
Put on your hat
Where is your hat? (popular!!!)
Take off your shoes
Do you understand?
Can you help me please?
Don’t talk
Lets begin the karakia
Lets begin the song
What’s wrong?
What’s the Māori word for…?
Who will start?
Think carefully
Be careful
Go to the playground
My bad!
Come here
Go away
Give me
Give to
What’s this?
What are these?
Look at me
Look away (over there)
Listen to me
Talk to me
Don’t forget
Follow me
Are you ready?

I know these will be really valuable if you are just starting your te reo journey beside your ākonga. In addition, there are other replies and words to be learnt from the labels which makes it a fun resource.


Do you want to take your learners from asking “How are you?” to “How is she/he?”

Do you want to include kīwaha and every day conversational reo in your programme?

If so, this rauemi is for you and your learners! The expressive characters will help with the identifying and understanding of the feelings/emotions kupu.

fed up/frustrated


*27 “feelings”

*1 set bilingual (te reo Māori/English)

*1 set te reo Māori only

*E pēhea ana koe? and Kei te pēhea koe?

*6 kīwaha (colloquial sayings- call outs)

*Mini book-Ākonga make and read, this promotes reading and is a great take home activity to share with whānau.
(This is the same resource which is sold separately “Kei te Pēhea Koe.” Mini book)
P L U S AKO Collaborative poster to tie all of this learning together^ ^ ^
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This is also part of our 3 kete-SCHOOL STARTER KITS


Related Products
⭐ Te Reo Māori Whakataukī Collaborative Poster- A K O
⭐ Te Reo Māori- Days, Months and Dates.
⭐ Te Reo Māori: Classroom Phrases
⭐ Te Reo Māori: Classroom Timetable Labels
⭐ Te Reo Māori: Feelings-Ngā Kare ā- Roto
⭐ Te Reo Māori: Greetings, Farewells and Acknowledgements
⭐ Te Reo Māori: How to Write a Pepeha
⭐ Te Reo Māori Made Easier Ko au “ME”
⭐ Te Reo Māori Made Easier: Locations-Tūwāhi

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