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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 exciting and practical workshops and networking activities for teachers of Spanish in New Zealand.


Friday 17 February 2023 all day

Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Drinks and tapas will be available after we finish at a local pub.



University of Auckland - Epsom Campus – Kohia Centre, APPA Room, Gate 2, 78 Epsom Avenue, Auckland (free parking).



Cost: $80 for STANZA members; $100 for non- members.

Please pay by Direct Deposit to account number 02-0524-0157121-097 BNZ. Use your name as a reference for our records.


Programa Jornada de ELE 2023



Places are limited so please register your interest as soon as possible in the following link

Jornada de Profesores de ELE Invoice for accounting porpuses

Term 1
Jornada de Profesores de ELE

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Term 2 
National Spanish Debating


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

Term 2 - Tuesday 23 May

Rangitoto College


Subscripción al debate 2023 

Deadline for entries: Monday 15th of May

Deadline for payments: Wednesday 17th of May


Reglas del Debate 2023


2023 Winners: 

Open Category:  1st Kristin School, 2nd ACG Parnell, 3rd Green Bay High School

Junior Category: 1st Auckland Grammar School; 2nd Kerikeri High School; 3rd. Rangitoto College


Best Speaker: Cherry Sharma, Otumoetai College 




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.

Given the ability of students now to use AI and other offerings on the internet, a large part of the grading for prizes this year will be based on presentation. I have not created a rubric as yet but will share it with you shortly. If you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to email me.

CONTACT: Cheryl van Dijck:


DUE Monday 21 August

Information & Tasks 2023 Speech:

L1 Speech Competition 2023

L2 & L3 Speech Competition 2023

Scholarship Speech Competition 2023

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:



Information & Tasks:

Year 7 & 8 category 2022

Year 9 & 10 Category 2022

2022 Winners:

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

Term 4 
Video Competition

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