Teaching Resources

The benefits of learning te reo Māori

Learning te reo Māori creates a sense of belonging (tūrangawaewae) and a sense of pride in coming from Aotearoa. It also enhances students’ linguistic ability and increases their language awareness per se.

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Tuning into the value of music in school

As you walk into St Mary’s College on a Thursday morning, you can hear music wafting across the historic grounds. This is the sound of a school where music holds great importance; for three hours each week, other lessons are set aside and students gather in choirs and ensembles to practice, and to uphold the school’s long tradition of musical excellence.

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