NGĀ ARA REO ME NGĀ TIKANGA / LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
Languages are inseparably linked to the social and cultural contexts in which they are used.
Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Every language has its own ways of expressing meanings; each has intrinsic value and special significance for its users.
Gagana Samoa has been introduced to build the language and cultural knowledge in fa’asamoa. The course offers an opportunity for students to build their language skills as well as their understanding of the different aspects of Gagana Samoa. They will also be able to experience cultural practices and protocols. Speaking a basic fluency of the language is needed for students to reach their full potential in the subject.
Entry Guidelines: Students will need basic fluency in Samoan as a first language and be able to hold a conversation in Samoan
Leads to: Level 2 Samoan
Teacher in Charge: Ms M Iosefo
Spanish Language and Culture
This course is for those students interested in the many opportunities speaking a major world language can offer. The course is designed with a focus on communicating using a wide range of basic Spanish. They will also explore the exciting and diverse Spanish speaking world from Europe to Latin America. Students will make connections to their own languages and cultures.
A range of internal and external achievement standards will be offered. This course is offered in conjunction with Te Kura online school. See Mr Orr to find out more.
Entry Guidelines: Studied Spanish at Year 10, be a native speaker; any other students would need to see Mr Orr
Leads to: Level 2/3 Spanish Language and Culture
Teacher in Charge: Mr R Orr
Students who wish to pursue Spanish will be supported through a course at Te Kura, the online school.
Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga
This course explores Te Reo Māori through a range of contextualised kaupapa that are influenced by students' voices. We have support systems in place for students who have limited knowledge of Te Reo Māori at this level. We also offer programmes that will enhance the language skills and knowledge of our native Te Reo Māori speaking students.
Throughout this course, students will be exposed to opportunities where they will be able to interact, converse and learn theoretical knowledge of the language. In addition, they will have opportunities to enhance their knowledge and experience through participating in cultural interactions, practices, and protocols.
Entry Guidelines: Level 1 Te Reo Māori
Leads to: Level 3 Te Reo Māori
Teacher in Charge: Whāea Evelyn Leef
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