Languages

The School puts great emphasis on opportunities to learn other languages.  Year 7 students have the opportunity to choose either French or Japanese as part of this programme.   They study the chosen language for six months which then continues through to Year 8 for a further six months.

The teaching emphasis is on the communicative approach and the use of language in real life contexts.  Extension groups are available for those students who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills. 

Tikanga Maori

Tikanga Maori is included in the curriculum in a variety of ways including discussion of the Treaty of Waitangi and NZ History in Social Studies, Maori perspective in integrated units and Maori language in classrooms.

There is an opportunity for students to become involved in the KapaHaka Group. Here they experience the training and rehearsals of a performance group as well as learning some Maori language and culture.  The group works towards performances in the School and community and gives traditional welcomes to visitors of our School.