Year 9 Māori & Spanish

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Pimm

Students study a half year each of the following two subjects.


An introduction to Māori language and culture, with a focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The achievement objectives of this course are to successfully develop students’ understanding of the Māori language and culture.


Learning Spanish provides links to people from other cultures, locally and globally. In Year 9 students learn how to receive and produce basic information in Spanish in everyday situations. This rapidly growing language is spoken all over the world. A knowledge of Spanish could help you in travel, tourism and hospitality industries and would be useful to anyone thinking of overseas travel.



An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.