Year 11 Science - Māra Kai

11SCIMK
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This course supports Whangarei Girls’ High Schools’ Māra Kai project, which integrates matauranga maori fully into the course linking key concepts such as kaitiakitanga - guardianship of our space and Te whānau marama (maori astronomy). As well as exploring local tikanga into cultivation, harvesting, insecticides/pesticides, propagation and storage. Where the students spend time producing produce for our community while gaining valuable skills such as sowing seeds, planting out, thinning, taking cuttings, grafting, pruning, harvesting and storing. We would also establish and maintain a maori medicinal garden, a herb garden, and fruit trees. Students will have the opportunity to visit a range of community garden projects to help out and work out which practices we may want to bring back in return.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Working with others.
  • Kaitiakitanga - guardianship of our space and e whānau marama - maori astronomy.
  • Self management in a safe environment.
  • Tikanga into cultivation, harvesting, insecticides/pesticides, propagation and storage.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Practical skills such as sowing seeds, planting out, thinning, cuttings, grafting, pruning, harvesting and storing.
  • Practical hand on skills.



Year Levels/Departments:

Year 11, Science



Resources Required

1 x 2B5 exercise book