Rongo Option

  • Mihi

    E ngā iwi
    E ngā mana
    E rau rangatira mā
    E te whānau
    Tēnā koutou katoa

    Whakatata mai ki Te Kura Whakaako i ngā mahi a Rongo, haere mai koutou katoa, tau mai.

    Tēnā koe, koutou rā o tēnā moka, te hau kāinga, nā rātau te tumanako kia ū ki ngā mahi whakakaha i ēnei reanga Māori, te puāwaitanga hao mai i ngā mōhiotanga o te ao hou, ngā mahi a RONGO hopu i te ata o te kōrero te putanga o te māramatanga kei roto i ngā nekeneke whakaako Pikitia-Pouaka-whakaata anō hoki.

    Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

    Nā Haare Williams me Gerben Cath

  • South Seas Film & TV School Rongo Option

Overview

For students fluent in te reo and tikanga

  • For Māori students with fluency in te reo and tikanga and who want to complete their final course drama or documentary productions in te reo, South Seas offers a course elective component to help them to realise such productions.

    The Rongo course option is now in its tenth year and has Haare Williams as kaumatua and advisor as well as other advisors available to provide support on matters closely related to te reo and tikanga in film and television production. To date many of the te reo drama and documentary short films made by students have been shown on Māori TV or other channels.

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Aims

  • 1

    Ko Tā Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa he pupuri i te mana me te tapu o te ahurea Māori, ōna tikanga, ōna kawa i whakamanahia ai e ngā iwi e rua nāna i tohu Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā mohoa nei, he mea tāpiri Te Tiriti rā e te hekenga mai a Tauiwi kua nōhia tēnei whenua.

    To capture the essence and mana of a unique cultural heritage and landscape shaped and nurtured by the founding partners of the Treaty of Waitangi and added to by subsequent migrants who have settled here.

    2

    Kia whakamanahia te tangata whenua, nāna anō ōna whare i whakatū, nāna anō āna tamariki i whakatangata ki runga i ēnei whenua. Mai i tētahi taha ki tētahi taha tatū ake ai ki ngā pane o ngā maunga. Ko te whakapapa ia o te whenua tipu, ngā kōrero taketake mō Aotearoa kei raro i a Papatūānuku, mā konā, e mārama ai ētahi āhuatanga ake o te ahurea Māori ki te hunga ka puta te ihu, me te aha, ka mana tonu ai, ka tapu tonu ai ngā kōrero ka kawea e tēnā, e tēnā.

    To acknowledge and accept that tangata whenua built their homes and raised their families on these cherished soils; coast to coats and to the summits of the mountains. The history of the land, the story of Aotearoa New Zealand runs deep, and will form an essential part of cultural understanding and challenges for our graduates to tell that story with authenticity and with integrity.

    3

    Mā te whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi ka whakapau kaha ai Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa ki te rapu me aha pū hei whakakaha i te taura ki te tangata whenua me te whakatakoto kaupapa here hei whakarongoā i ngā nawe, i ngā mamae kua pā mai, mai i te wā i tōna waitohutanga.

    By honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi, SSFTV is committed to seek mutually empowering partnerships with tangata whenua and developing policies of affirmative action to redress injustices since the treaty was signed.


  • South Seas Film & TV School Rongo Option

    South Seas Film & TV School Rongo Option

    South Seas Film & TV School Rongo Option

Content

  • Rongo students complete all the NZ Qualification Authority requirements for the Diploma in Film and Television curriculum which is divided up into film and television specialist skill areas including directing, camera, lighting, audio, etc.

    See the Film and Television course curriculum for more details.

    Rongo Activities

    South Seas organises and facilitates visits to marae – Orakei and Ngati Whatua, a new marae at Unitec, and Matariki ceremonies (Papakura and Waitakere cities). Students get a unique opportunity to meet industry related personnel face to face and develop network contacts.

    The Role of Rongo Students

    Māori students play strong leadership roles by organising a powhiri for all students at the beginning of year, welcoming dignitaries from home and abroad, meeting and entertaining whanau and colleagues in film and television, learning/teaching te reo, being proactive as Māori students on matters of interest and concern to Pakeha and International students and staff.

    Rongo students have provided leadership in facilitating Treaty of Waitangi Workshops and understanding of tikanga (kaupapa Māori) in film making practices.

    Māori Connections

    South Seas has established relationships with Māori TV, Māori Production Companies and other broadcasting and production companies with Māori production departments in order to consult with them and exchange ideas about their training requirements for Māori students. Students have also been placed in the industry where they have been received with enthusiasm for their knowledge and skills.

    Māori Influence

    Other South Seas students from New Zealand and overseas are able to share and understand unique Māori cultural and knowledge in congenial surroundings. As a result, all students become keen to assist making programmes in te reo (following tikanga) to increase their understanding of Māori issues and challenges.

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    Haare Williams and Maori Students Visiting Maori TV Studios.

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    South Seas Film & TV School Rongo Option

Methods

  • Ko tā Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, he whakaihiihi i te ngākau o te tangata ki te rapu i ōna kura huna, i ōna pito mata me te hāpai ake i ēnei mōhiotanga me ōna māramatanga i roto anō i ōna hāpori, i ōna ahurea ake.

    South Seas Film and Television School inspires people to discover and apply their intellectual and creative potential while contributing responsibly to increasing awareness, understanding and leadership in their societies and cultures.

    Mārama pū ana a Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa ki ngā hiahia me ngā wawata o te Māori. Koia ko te whakaaro ake, ko te titiro ake a te Māori te pito o tōna hāpori, o tōna ahurea, ā, o tōna āhei ki te whakawhanake i te ōhanga o te iwi. E kaingākau ana Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa ki te whakatairanga ake i ngā kōrero tuku iho a te tangata whenua e mana tonu ai, e tapu tonu ai ngā kōrero e rāngona ai ōna reka, ōna kakara e Aotearoa whānui. He kuaha whānui te kuaha o Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa e pūare ana, e wātea ana, e aroha ana ki te ahurea, ki te reo me ōna whakaaro, ki te whenua me āna tāngata.

    South Seas Film and Television School understands the needs and aspirations of Māori and whanau. It is clear that kaupapa Māori or the principles that underlie Māori values are central to the social, cultural and economic development of its members. South Seas aspires to provide a platform for the story of tangata whenua to be told with integrity and sensitivity so that all New Zealanders can share in the joy of a Māori success.  South Seas is an open inclusive institution that is passionate about culture, language, identity, people and our land.’

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    South Seas Film & TV School Rongo Option

Details

  • Charter

    Ko Te Kura Waihanga Pikitia o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa e tino tautoko ana i te putake o Te Tiriti o Waitangi, me te noho kotahitanga ki te tangata whenua.

    (South Seas Film and Television School accepts that the Te Tiriti o Waitangi-The Treaty of Waitangi confers equal rights on the founding cultures of Aotearoa New Zealand.)

    Skills Required

    Students studying the Film and Television Rongo option need to display the same skills as students choosing the Film and television general option.

    Language Requirements

    Rongo Option is for students with fluency in te reo and tikanga. Entry into the Programme is inclusive of anyone who meets the prerequisites for entry – in its second year a Pakeha student with fluent te reo skills was accepted.

    Some students who have been on the programme hold tertiary qualifications from universities and technical institutes around the country, most of them have been products of Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa in rural and urban centres such as Rakaumanga, Ruatoki, and Hoani Waititi.

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  • Application Sections

    1. Basic information
    2. Education & work experience
    3. Aptitude (incl. 1 essay question)
    4. Course specific questions
    5. Additional information

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Tena koe, tena koutou katoa.

  • South Seas Graduate Romana PottsI have really enjoyed my studies at South Seas Film & TV School. There was a strong feeling of Whanaungatanga as we worked our way through theoretical and practical assignments using the school’s impressive cameras, lighting, editing, sound recording and other equipment and facilities. But it was the friendships that developed as staff and students worked together that stood out most of all.

  • I enjoyed the course even though it was intense and challenging. I am passionate about te reo, tikanga and the Treaty of Waitangi, and I want to continue to follow these as special interests. I know that other Māori students will follow us in the future, and for that reason I recommend this course to them, their parents and to our people.

    No reira, kia tau te ora me te pai ki a koutou katoa e tautoko mai na i tenei kaupapa hei oranga mo tatau katoa.

    Na Romana Potts (South Seas 2004 graduate)