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Term 2
Spanish Quiz Evening 


The aim is for students to come together and work collaboratively using their language learning knowledge in a fun environment to compete in a trivia night. It will provide students the opportunity to meet Spanish students from other schools. Questions will be based on SPANISH CULTURE, LANGUAGE and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.

When and where:

Wednesday 22 May 4:30-6:30 pm 

Takapuna Grammar School, Auckland


  • There is a charge of $15 per participating student. This money will cover pizza, snacks, prizes and materials used for the quiz

  • Online payment details are on the application form, see below. 


Takapuna Grammar School 

Jack Chapman - Matheson - 

Registration: Link 

2023 Winners:

1st place: Takapuna Grammar School

2nd place: ACG Strathallan College

3rd place: Takapuna Grammar School


Term 2
Karaoke competition: Cantemos juntos / Kia waiata tahi tātou


The Spanish Programme of the University of Canterbury is delighted to invite all the schools in New Zealand that teach Spanish to participate in the Karaoke competition Cantemos juntos / Kia waiata tahi tātou and sing Bailan (Kotahitanga) by Oriana Setz featuring Jake Kīanõ Skinner (, a beautiful song with lyrics in Spanish and Te reo Mãori that celebrates diversity and togetherness, and honours the cultural exchange between Mãori culture of Aotearoa New Zealand and Hispanic people and cultures.

To participate, the Spanish teachers and students of your school will have to film their performance and send their videos to us. We will create a private YouTube playlist with these videos and which only the judges and people who have the link (all participants, of course) will be able to access. We will not make any video public unless we have a written authorization from you!


To practice and as the backing track for your video, you can use the Karaoke versions of the song that can be found on these links: (with voice over) and (instrumental). You may want to practice the song with the first version where you can hear the lyrics, and then film your performance with the second version where you can only hear the music. It is really up to you! Please feel free to add your own flavour and style to your performance! And remember that it is not just about singing in tune, but also about the energy, emotion, enthusiasm and creative elements which play an important role when performing!

There will be great prizes for the schools that submit the best performances. Our 'grand jury' will be composed of Clara Gómez-Jimeno from the Embassy of Spain in New Zealand, Gloria Vázquez from STANZA (Spanish Teachers' Association of New Zealand Aotearoa), Kara Morrison from Tui Tuia I Learning Circle, and Rahera Cowie from the Faculty of Education of the University of Canterbury.

Thank you very much for your wonderful support promoting the Spanish language and the intercultural/bicultural communication in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are sure that you and your students will love this year's Karaoke competition! For any enquiries and comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Submissions and Deadline:

The deadline for sending your video (and the logo of your school, please) is Friday 4 August. You can use or another cloud-sharing option such as Google Drive to share your video with us ( . You will receive a message from us acknowledging the reception of your video within five working days. If you do not receive this message, please contact us.

Term 2 2023
Spanish Immersion Camp - Rotorua 


We are inviting schools to take part in the Spanish Immersion Camp to take place in Rotorua. Places are limited to a 100 so this will be on a first in first served basis.


Schools wanting to take part will need to:


  1. There must be a rate of 1 teacher per 15 students per school

  2. Teachers bringing students will need to offer and manage at least one activity for students. Timetable of activities and number of students to cater for will be shared on Google Classroom (Spanish Immersion Camp 2023). Materials and resources for the activity are responsibility of the teacher.

  3. All teachers will have to put their name down to one duty in the “kitchen” and one duty for “night supervision” around the camp

When and where:

Thursday afternoon/evening of the 25th of May to Saturday 27th of May in the afternoon.



The total cost of the camp for students will be $230. This include accommodation, activities and food from Friday 26th breakfast to lunch on Saturday 27th. Teachers will have a reduced fee of $200. STANZA teachers pay $180. Please notice that transport is not covered on the fees.

Information: For any questions please contact Maria Lamberto directly on

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