Māori Cultural Incursion Schools Years 7-12

From AUD $10.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: Māori Incursion

Years 7-12 (secondary)

This incursion explores Te Ao Māori - ‘way of life’ in Māori society, including social, cultural, economic and political features. Students will develop understanding of Māori heritage, culture and history through interactive activities, story telling and opportunities for Q and A. 

Led by a Māori Educator, your students will have a unique opportunity to learn about Māori culture and heritage though interactive experiences, song  (waita) and story-telling. 


  • Play stick games and poi (great for hand-eye coordination and team-building)
  • Get hands-on with cultural objects
  • Waiata (song) 
  • Story-telling - hear a traditional Māori story 
  • Learn a Māori greeting 

What's Included?

  • All equipment and materials included and brought to your centre for this cultural workshop. 
  • Full compliance verification and documentation.
  • A Resource Kit which includes ideas for post-incursion activities (e.g how to make poi), lyric sheets and links to music in case you'd like to have a go at any of the activities with your class after the incursion. 

Did you know...?

  • One in five Māori live in Australia these days - you probably have children with Māori heritage at your school!
  • The first record of Māori in Australia is in 1793

Te Hei Mauri Ora!  Let the story begin...

Curriculum links include:

  • NSW Syllabus links:  History K-10 Stage 4 - Depth Study 5: The Asia-Pacific World - 5c The Polynesian expansion across the Pacific c AD 700 - 1756.
  • Australian Curriculum links: ACDSEH013 ACDSEH066 ACDSEH067
  • NSW Syllabus History K-10 Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia
  • Australian Curriculum ACDSEH089

Haka workshops

  • Available for classes who have previously experienced a Māori incursion
  • Students will learn a haka, and develop understanding of how and why Haka are performed

Bookings for more than 50 children 

Multiple sessions will be run during the day.