Languages

Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Every language has intrinsic value and special significance for its users.  As Nelson Mandela said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

Learning a language at Te Puke High School gives you the chance to begin a journey to explore not only a new language, but a new culture, deepening your understanding of your own in the process.   In New Zealand, speaking another language is a skill that sets you apart from others and opens doors and international opportunities in our increasingly global environment.

Learning Te Reo Māori at Te Puke High School allows you to explore one’s own personal world, deepening your understanding of the language and culture so that students can take their place in Te Ao Māori as confident, active participants.




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