Appendix 3: Māori immersion levels and criteria for each level

Māori immersion – curriculum taught in Māori (Levels 1-2) and learning te reo Māori (Levels 3, 4a and 4b)

Level

1. 81–100% of the time, i.e. for more than 20 and up to 25 hours per week. 

2. 51–80% of the total time, i.e. for more than 12.5 and up to 20 hours per week. 

Te reo Māori - Learning Māori language

3. 31–50% of the total time, i.e. for more than 7.5 and up to 12.5 hours per week.

4a. 12%–30% of the total time, i.e. for more than 3 and up to 7.5 hours per week (i.e. more than 70% of instruction is in English).

4b. At least 3 hours per week.