Kia Ora, Guten Tag, Talofa Lava, Ni Hao, Konnichiwa

Welcome to the Languages Faculty.  In our faculty we teach 4 different languages – Te Reo Maori, Samoan, German, and Mandarin.   All languages are offered up to NCEA Level 3.

In addition, we offer ESOL and EAP programmes to improve students’ academic literacy across the curriculum.

We have a strong focus on community languages and in 2017 we introduced bilingual classes in year 9 and year 10 for Te Reo Maori and Samoan.

Other Languages like French, Spanish, Korean, Tongan, can be taken in the Senior School where there is a strong interest or family background in the language.  These courses can be taken via Harbournet which is a video conferencing learning platform.

Our ESOL and EAP programmes cater for the many and varied educational needs of students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.



MLL and teacher of ESOL and EAP Louise Van de Water
Assistant MLL, teacher of ESOL, German Ursula Rumold
Refugee Dean and Careers advisor, teacher of ESOL and EAP Pushpa Raghavan
Teacher of Te Reo Maori, Academic Maori Dean Parehuia Nepe
Teacher of Te Reo Arihia te Kakau
Teacher of Samoan Sarah Yandall-Vaega
Teacher of Mandarin Mala Sinhalage