Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. LangleyRecommended Prior Learning
Reasonable success in Level 2 Japanese, or at the discretion of the HOD.
Intercultural competency skills are continually developed through various class discussions of cultural and social conventions, comparing Japan to New Zealand. Throughout the year we cover topics such as: traditional cultural events in Japan and the influence of culture on your life, aspects of living and working in Japan, current social issues and challenges facing Japan, and discussions about your future plans beyond school. Students further develop their writing skills in the three main alphabets learning to read and write up to 150 Kanji. They will also practise listening, reading and speaking through varied communicative language activities.
Students are encouraged to complete two NCEA internals from the list below, but may do three NCEA internals if they would like to gain more credits. All students are required to enter the two NCEA Level 3 externals.
Students who have a high level of Japanese may sit scholarship and extra tutorials can be organised to assist those students.
Students have the opportunity to opportunity to interact with native speakers from our sister school, Suginami High School, as part of our exchange programme to and from Japan.
Year 13 students will also have the opportunity to apply for a long term exchange to Suginami High School.