Year 9 Toi Māori

9TOI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

In Year 9 Toi Māori, students will be introduced to the cultural significance of Māori art forms with Māori kaupapa, te reo, tikanga, and manaakitanga interwoven into the programme.  

‘Kia whakatōmuri te haere ki mua’ to walk into the future our eyes must be fixed on the past.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Tikanga when working in a Toi Māori space and when using different taonga/materials. (Uku, harakeke)
  • Elements of Māori Art and design from a mātauranga māori perspective (traditions).
  • Practical skills to be able to create works of art.

  • Develop an awareness of how their work reflects and transmit Māori ideas.
  • 2D - drawing, painting.

  • How contemporary design expresses Māori ideas about the world.
  • 3D - working with uku/clay, harakeke/muka, feathers.


  • Making kokowai (traditional pigments used for kowhaiwhai.)


  • Identifying traditional and tribal designs used in whakairo (carving).


Year Levels/Departments:

Year 9



Resources Required

A4 Visual diary
Pencils (HB,2B,6B) black pilot pens.