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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 16 February 2024 all day

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



AUT, CBD, Auckland

(Parking available at the CIvic).



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.





Term 1
Jornada de Profesores de ELE 2024

Image by GR Stocks

Term 2 
National Spanish Debating 2024


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 - Thursday 13 June

Kristin School - Nortshore


Registration form (before 3rd of June)


Reglas del debate


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

Term 4 
Video Competition 2023


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:


Deadline  Monday 27 November

Information & Tasks:

Year 7 & 8 category 2023

Year 9 & 10 Category 2023

2022 Winners:

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

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