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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: February 2023. Cancelled this year due to Covid uncertainty.  


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

Term 3 
Speech Competition