Term 1

STANZA Jornada de profesores ELE 2019
When: 22nd & 23rd February
Where: Auckland

Term 2

National Debating competition

Date: 21st June
Where: Northcote College, Auckland


1st place:  Rangitoto College

2nd place:   Kings College

3rd place: Auckland Grammar

Best speaker: Tasleem Ahmad (Auckland Grammar)

Term 3

National and Regional Speech competition

Well done to all of the students who participated, and thank you to our markers, Judit Vilalta Caellas and Arnau Campanera Moliné, who had the very demanding task of listening to the many entries.

Stanza Speech Competition Winners 2019

Level 1

  1. Romina Emami – Epsom Girls Grammar School
  2. Nimish Singh – Kerikeri High School
  3. Oliver Craddock – Auckland Grammar School

Level 2

  1. Anthony Khoo – Auckland Grammar School
  2. Chen Huan Liu – Epsom Girls Grammar School
  3. Tasleem Ahmad – Auckland Grammar School

Level 3

  1. Jessica Cordes – Northcote College
  2. Jessica Zhang – St. Cuthbert’s College
  3. Kaavya Grover – Epsom Girls Grammar School


  1. Yerka Borquez Diaz – Epsom Girls Grammar School
  2. Gilda Tejada – Kerikeri High School
  3. Melisa Garzon – James Hargest

Term 4

National Junior video competition
Date: tba
Open to: Primary, Intermediate and Year 9 & 10 students

Video Competition primary and intermediate students


Teach for success with TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) (free PD)

When: 1 and 2 November, 9-4 pm

Where: Victoria University, Wellington

More info: Teach for success with TPRS



Programa de desarrollo profesional en España

12-18 January 2021 (Scholarships applications close 12 December)

Where: Spain

Information and Registration: Tia Tula becas Desarrollo profesional


ILEP courses
ILEP is offering a variety of courses in a lot of different cities in New Zealand. To check if there is an interesting PD in your town please check their website



Spanish Language and Culture Week

When: 18-27 October

Where: Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North

Programme: Spanish Language Week Brochure


International Spanish Diplomas DELE

When: 22-24 November

Where: AUT, Auckland

Exam registration and fees: Diplomas de español DELE en Nueva Zelanda

Exams information: Instituto Cervantes 

Information: Gloria Vázquez


Día de español para Año 10 (Spanish Day for Year 10)

When: 17 October, 9-2:30pm.

Where: Wellington High School, Wellington.

Registration: Confirm your participation providing the name of the school and number of students to by the 10th of October.

Info: Día de Español para Y10


Spanish teachers NZ Facebook group to share ideas and useful links easily Link


Premio literario Semana del español de Massey University


2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Links & Resources  Lenguas indígenas


The Learning Languages Community 

The portal to professional learning opportunities and support for the Learning Languages area of the New Zealand Curriculum


Online Spanish library
ILEP and the Spanish Ministry of Education (MECD) are pleased to offer Spanish Language Resources, available online and through a physical library.


Learning Languages

ILEP video about the importance of learning languages



Spanish teacher. Cashmere High School, Canterbury. Closes: 30 October. Link 

Teacher of Spanish. Hillmorton High School, Canterbury. Closes: 28 October. Link

Head of Languages. Hillmorton High School, Canterbury. Closes: 28 October. Link

Teachers (2 positions). Teachers skilled in at least 2 of the following subjects are invited to apply:  Te Reo, English, Spanish, Mandarin, ESOL, Social studies. Nga Twa Diocesan School, Manawatu/Whanganui. Closes: 25 November. Link 

Education Perfect Teacher Consultant. Closes: 31 October. Link 

Teacher of Spanish. Otago Girls’ High School, Otago. Closes: 28 October. Link 

Teacher / Tutor – Spanish. ACG Strathallan, Auckland. Closes: 29 October. Link 

Teacher of Spanish, French and social studies. Paraparaumu College, Wellington. Closes: 25 October. Link

Teacher of Spanish. Auckland Grammar, Auckland. Closes: 21 October. Link 

Teacher of Social Science and Spanish. Auckland Grammar, Auckland. Closes: 21 October. Link

Spanish teacher. Alfriston College, Auckland. Closes: 25 October. Link 

Spanish teacher. Otumoetai, Bay of Plenty. Closes: 28 October. Link

Enseñar español en NZ

Informacion para Profesores de español – Nueva Zelanda

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