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Stanza Eventos / Takahanga / Events

Stanza organises three main events over the year: Jornada de Profesores de ELE (in Term 1), Spanish Debate (in Term 2) and Speech Competition (in Term 3). 



A great PD opportunity to start the year! Join us for a full day of interesting, fun and relevant workshops and networking activities for teachers of Spanish in New Zealand.


Next Jornada: Friday 17 February 2023.  More information coming up in January. 


Epson, University of Auckland

Term 1
Jornada de Profesores de ELE



El concurso de debates organizado por STANZA es una oportunidad para que los alumnos avanzados de español (años 11, 12 y 13) demuestren su competencia en la lengua en un contexto académico competitivo.

When & Where

Thursday 7 July (week 10). Time:  8am-3pm . Auckland Grammar School


23 May - 10 June Registration Form 

Please return the form before the 10th of June to the organiser, María Lamberto at


Reglas del Debate

2022 Winners: 

Open Category:  1st. Rangitoto College; 2nd. Kristin School II; 3rd. Kristin School I

Junior Category: 1st Kristin School; 2nd Kerikeri High School; 3rd. Nortcote College


Best Speaker: Ethan Henderson, King’s College


Term 2 
National Spanish Debating



Speech competition for all students of Spanish in New Zealand schools and whose teacher is a member of STANZA.

Students studying Levels 1, 2 and 3 NCEA or the equivalent may enter at the appropraite level. Students at Year 10 may enter the Level 1 category if their teacher gives approval.Scholarship: This category is for native speaker candidates but may also be entered by those students thinking about presenting for the Scholaship exam this year.

CONTACT: Cheryl van Dijck:


Due Friday 19th September  

Information & Tasks:

L1 Speech Competition 2022

L2 & L3 Speech Competition 2022

Scholarship Speech Competition 2022

2022 Winners:


Level 1 

First – Gargi Vaidya – John Paul College

Second – Alex Reid – Selwyn College

Third – Maggie Cooper – Napier Girls High School


Level 2

First – Honor Forbes – Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Second – Libby Elstone – Mahurangi College

Third = Georgia Glory – Takapuna Grammar

Third = Sylvia Xue – St Cuthbert’s College


Level 3

First - Nicole Lina – James Hargest College

Second – Chrissie Longmuir – Rangitoto College

Third – Pippiana Voakes – Keri Keri High School



Nicolas Collados – Northcote College

Term 3 
Speech Competition

Image by Thomas William


Video competition for all students of Spanish in New Zealand schools and whose teacher is a member of STANZA.

Students studying Year 7&8 and 9&10 may enter at the appropraite level. St

CONTACT: Cheryl van Dijck:


Submit your videos by 21st November 9.00 am 

Information & Tasks:

Year 7 & 8 category 2022

Year 9 & 10 Category 2022

2023 Winners:

Congratulations to Woodford House and John Paul College for their winning entries in the Junior Video Competition.

Term 4 
Video Competition