The Southland Girls’ High School Languages Department offers four languages – French, German, Japanese and Te Reo Māori.
Our Languages Department Whakataukī is:
A whakataukī is a Māori proverb. We believe this whakataukī reflects the nature of language learning, in that people speak different languages.
Our curriculum is focused around building confident communicators who can interact with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Language programmes provide students with a wide variety of best practice second language learning opportunities. All of our teachers are specialist language teachers who provide girls with learning in the classroom that is stimulating and up to the minute. Students participate in individual, pair and group activities that provide them with the opportunity to extend themselves in their chosen language. Our Languages Department was completely redeveloped in 2019 into a modern learning area. A key feature being six small breakout rooms for recording the spoken component of our courses and small group work.
Year 7 – students learn Te Reo Māori as part of the ‘Explore our Language and Culture’ learning package.
Year 8 – the girls learn an international language for one semester as part of the ‘Explore the World with Languages’ learning package.
From Year 9 – students can choose to study a language if they wish. It is recommended that if students intend to continue studying the language for NCEA Level 1, that they complete a full year of study in both Years 9 and 10. Language courses are offered up to NCEA Level 3 and Scholarship Level.
There are a range of language based activities for students to become involved in within our department. These include:
Languages field trips both locally and regionally:
For students learning international languages there are also a number of trips and scholarships available that enable them to travel overseas to improve their language skills. Opportunities include:
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Southland Girls’ High School328 Tweed Street, Georgetown,Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
+64 3 211 6030
Phone: 03 211 6030
Email: [email protected]
Address: 328 Tweed Street, Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
International Student Emergencies: +64 21 767 089
Student Absences: Please contact Student Services on 03 211 6030 or email the School Attendance Officer at: [email protected]
Enwood Boarding House: 03 216 9148
Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.
Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.
To book in for a tour of the school, please email Deb Hay, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.
Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.
To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.
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