Languages

Ms Y Miura —

The following subjects are available for students to study in 2020

Students in Year 11, 12 and 13 are invited to participate in a biennial tour to France. The next such tour will occur in 2019, but the fundraising begins the year before ie 2018.


French:   11Fre   Full Year

Course Description: Students will be preparing to be able to cope in a setting where French is the spoken language. Structures and vocabulary are at a basic level still, but emphasis is on clear, accurate communication in French. Students learn to speak outside the present context, about topics concerning themselves.

Recommended Entry Criteria: successful completion of 10Fre, including passing the final exam with a grade of 60% or more

Qualifications to be gained: up to 24 Level 1 Achievement Standard credits

Level 1 Numeracy and or Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: allow $40  for an on-line vocabulary program. Optional: basic Fre/Eng dictionary 

Next step: 12Fre

Contact Person: Ms Lallemant


French:   12Fre   Full Year

Course Description: The emphasis this year is on developing both oral and aural competence, along with written expertise, and an awareness of France, its people and culture. Learning a language develops skills to aid communication, and appreciate other cultures. French is still one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, rivalling Spanish and English. Students learn to present a persuasive argument; to take a viewpoint and defend it.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Minimum of 10 credits from 11Fre. This must include one internal and one external assessment.

Qualifications to be gained: Up to24 Level 2 Achievement Standard credits

UE Literacy:  No

Approximate Contributions: $40 for an on-line program.

Next step: 13Fre

Contact Person:  Ms Lallemant


French:   13Fre   Full Year

Course Description: This course is a consolidation and extension of skills acquired during Years 9-12. By the end of the year most students can read French magazines, newspapers and be able to understand the content, if not the finer details. Studying French provides skills and disciplines needed by many professionals, and promotes a greater understanding of the nature of human communication.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Minimum of 10 credits from 12Fre. This must include one internal and one external assessment.

Qualifications to be gained: Up to24 Level 3 Achievement Standard credits.

UE Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: Approximately $40 for an on-line program, plus quality French/English dictionary or access to an online dictionary.

Contact Person: Ms Lallemant


Japanese:   11Jap   Full Year

Course Description: This course will continue to improve all components (listening, speaking, reading and writing), and work on increasing students understanding of the culture. At this level about 50 Kanji are introduced.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Successful completion of 10Jap, including passing the final exam with a grade of 60% or more and mastering Hiragana and Katakana.

Qualifications to be gained: 24 Level 1 Achievement Standard credits

Level 1 Numercy and or Literacy credits: No

Approximate Contributions: $40 approximately for Education Perfect and the Renash book.

Next step: 12Jap

Contact Person: Ms Miura


Japanese:   12Jap   Full Year

Course Description: This year students will study the following topics to assist development of understanding of Japanese life: Eating and Drinking, Family Life, Sport and Leisure and School Life. As well as continuing to cover the language in all components (listening, speaking, reading and writing). About 80 Kanji are introduced.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Minimum of 14 credits from 11Jap. This must include two internal standards, as well as one of reading or listening (external).

Qualifications to be gained: Up to 24 Level 2 Achievement Standard credits

UE Literacy credits: No

Approximate Contributions: $40 approximately for Education Perfect and the Renash book.

Next step: 13Jap

Contact Person: Ms Miura


Japanese:   13Jap   Full Year

Course Description: This course extends topics covered in 12Jap and introduces: Land and People, Communications and Media, Travel and Tourism, and Japan at work. Learning a language provides skills and disciplines required by many professions. About 80 Kanji are introduced.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Minimum of 14 credits from 12Jap. This must include two internal standards, as well as one of reading or listening (external).

Qualifications to be gained: Up to 24 Level 3 Achievement Standard credits

UE Literacy credits: No

Approximate Contributions: $40 approximately for Education Perfect and the Renash book.

Contact Person: Ms Miura



Te Reo Māori


Maori:   11Mao   Full Year

Course Description: Students will study Te Reo through these skill areas: Whakarongo (listening), Panui (reading), Mātakitaki (viewing), Korero (speaking), Tuhituhi (writing) and Whakaatu (Presenting).

Learning Context: Tikanga (Marae and Hui procedures and customs); Whakawhanaungatanga (Mihimihi, Marae study, Local history, Common Myths and Legends); Te Taiao (the natural world); Manu Korero/Whaikorero (Formal speeches); Tangata Rongonui (famous people); Mahinga Kai (Food gathering, preparing and presenting); Nga Mahi a te Rehia (leisure, entertainment, and cultural activities); Waiata and Haka; Whakatauki and Kiwaha; Te Ao o te Taiohi (the teenage world).

Recommended Entry Criteria:10Mao with a pass rate of 60% or more in the end of year exam, as well as completing all oral assessments.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 Achievement Standard credits

Level 1 Literacy credits: up to 22 credits

Approximate Contributions: HW Williams, Maori Dictionary (Highly recommended), Maori Made Easy and The Raupo Phrase Book of Modern Maori by Scotty Morrison (Recommended), He Kohinga Kiwaha - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori (Recommended). $20 for online program.  Whanau support during fundraising events for the biennial tour to the islands.

Next step: 12Mao

Contact Person: Ms Miura


Maori:   12Mao   Full Year

Course Description: Students will study Te Reo through the following skill areas: Whakarongo (listening), Panui (reading), Mātakitaki (viewing), Korero (speaking), Tuhituhi (writing) and Whakaatu (Presenting).

Learning Contexts: Tikanga (Hui Tangata Ora, Hui Tangata Mate); Travel; National History, Te Tiriti 0 Waitangi; Pakiwaitara, Purakau (Local Stories, Myths and Legends); Entertainment and  the Creative Arts; Tangata Rongonui; hauora (Health and wellbeing); Moteatea (traditional chants); Toikupu (Poetry); Iwi and Hapu Study, Kupu Whakarite (Figurative Language); Te Ao Matihiko (the digital age). 

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 14 credits from 11Mao, including at least one of the external Achievement Standards

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standard credits

UE Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: HW Williams, Maori Dictionary (Highly recommended), Maori Made Easy and The Raupo Phrase Book of Modern Maori by Scotty Morrison (Re Nga commended), He Kohinga Kiwaha - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori (Recommended).  Pepeha a nga Tupuna by Hirini Moko Mead and Neil Grove (Highly Recommended). 

Next step: 13Mao

Contact Person: Ms Miura


Maori:   13Mao   Full Year 

Course Description: Students will study Te Reo through these skills areas: Whakarongo (listening), Panui (reading), Mātakitaki (viewing), Korero (speaking), Tuhituhi (writing) and Whakaatu (Presenting).

Learning Context: Tikanga; Status of Te Reo Maori; Tourism; Working and finding work; Land Wars; Urbanisation.

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 14 credits from 12Mao.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement standard credits

UE Literacy: Yes - 6 Reading credits, and 6 Writing credits, if opted into external standards.

Approximate Contributions: HW Williams, Maori Dictionary (Highly recommended), Maori Made Easy and The Raupo Phrase Book of Modern Maori by Scotty Morrison (Re Nga commended), He Kohinga Kiwaha - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori (Recommended). Pepeha a nga Tupuna by Hirini Moko Mead and Neil Grove (Highly Recommended). Mai i te Kakano by Heni Jacobs (Highly Recommended). 

Contact Person: Ms Miura