E ngā whānau katoa, koutou i manaaki i a tātou tamariki mokopuna rātou ngā rangatira mō āpōpō, nō reirā, nei rā te mihi matakuikui ki a tātou katoa
Bilingual education is a method of teaching that aims to assist learners to become bilingual. It involved learning opportunities in two languages, usually through first language empowerment.
Reo Rua is the Bilingual Education unit at Queen Elizabeth College. Students are immersed in Te Ao Maori, with the majority of the teaching in Te Matui, the school Marae.
Maori language is spoken on a daily basis and Reo Rua students are encouraged to communicate in this medium. Karakia and waiata are woven through the teaching and Kapa Haka is an important part of student learning.
Important Maori celebrations are avenues of learning, such as Waitangi Day, Matariki and Te wiki o Te Reo Maori.
Students learn from our Bilingual Education unit the tools to gain the skills and knoweldege of Te Reo maori in their whanau and society.