Languages at Wai

 

We offer a range of languages, taught in various ways, to enrich our students’ knowledge base. Language learning is an important part of our curriculum and opens up a new world to the emerging adolescent. There are also trips available to go to some of the countries of the languages we teach, such as the a Japanese exchange with our sister school in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

  • Te Reo Maori is taught across the school with various cultural and language activities including learning waiata at music assemblies, taking part in powhiri and the Te Kupu o te Rā or Word of the Day initiative.
     

  • Japanese or Mandarin Chinese are taught by our Languages teacher as a specialist subject to Year 7 students.

 

  • A specialist teacher is on site once a week to teach Korean to our students, both in whole class settings and in smaller groups of interested students.

Call us:  (09) 621 0460  /  Waikowhai Intermediate School  /  2020