Here are some questions to help you get started:

  • Does your school have a school song in te reo? Who wrote it? 
  • When did your school celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori for the first time?
  • What does your school usually do for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori? 
  • Does your school have a te reo Māori name? How did it get that name? 
  • Does your school have a te reo teacher? How long has this been in place? 
  • Does your school compete in kapa haka competitions or have a kapa haka group?
  • When and where do you hear te reo Māori being spoken at your school? Has it always been that way?
  • Does your school celebrate Matariki? When did this start? 
  • Who have been the champions for te reo at your school?
  • Have you learned te reo Māori games at school? What are they? 
  • How did the teachers at your school incorporate te reo into their lessons? Does your school have a te reo Māori department, a kapa haka group or classes in te reo? What led to this being established? What impact has it had on your students, and your school identity? 

For more help and guidance, download the School Toolkete or see tips to record an interview.