Languages are used for business and for pleasure. They open up an avenue for communication and exploration. The study of Languages promotes, encourages and instills a broader cultural understanding. Our language courses enable students to communicate both orally and in writing about important aspects of modern life – family, friends, health, homeland, future plans, technology, holidays, and environmental issues.
The cross-cultural skills and communicative ability coming from language learning are an advantage for all students. Language learning allows them to learn how to be outside their cultural “comfort zone” and to develop positive attitudes to difference. Learning a foreign language also gives students a better understanding and practical grasp of their first language. All languages are available for study from Year 9 through to Year 13.
- Te Reo Māori