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    Kia Ora! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Konnichiwa! Hola! Ni hao!

    Welcome to the Languages faculty! Here, we provide courses in French, German, Japanese and Maori at all year levels.

    Spanish is taught at Years 9 and 10 and Chinese is new in Year 9 for 2017 and in Years 9 and 10 from 2018.

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Mardi Gras Cultural Festival
by Carol Currie - Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:04 PM

The annual Mardi Gras festival was held at lunchtime on Friday 10 March in the Languages K-Block Quad. Colourful costumes, music and lovely food for sale made by students taking languages.

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International Languages Week: 18-24 August
by Chu Prasertdee - Monday, 19 August 2013, 2:01 PM

International Languages Week: 18-24 August 2013

 Please come and join us to celebrate the International languages Week.

A Language Concert will be in the Hall on Monday night from 7:00 p.m.

Lunch time activities:





Mon 19

Concert practice

(K4, K5)

Concert practice

(K4, K5)

Obento Competition

Please bring your designed packed lunch to K3 by 1:00 p.m.

Tue 20

‘Big City’ movie (K4)’


Snail Fair (K5)

German movie: Lola rennt>part one (H7)


Cosplay Competition


Wed 21

Petanque (Upper field)

German movie: Lola Rennt>part two (H7)

Furoshiki Workshop (K3)

Thurs 22

Mayonnaise Competition (K5)

Petanque (Upper field)

Berlin Wall (in front of K5)

Taiko/drum (Takumi) and Karate Demonstration (K1)


Fri 23

Language Quiz (K5)

Language Quiz (K5)

Karaoke Competition


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French Masterchef
by Chris Wong - Saturday, 22 June 2013, 3:35 PM

Many people that attended the French Masterchef Competition at Cashmere High school will agree that it was certainly an entertaining and rather heated affair that took place last Friday night.

Some teams felt the heat more than others and as our team rushed to finish plating up on time, while actively avoiding food poisoning and gulping down cold water to extinguish burning taste buds, it was fair to say that we had quite an eventful night.

We started off the competition well by leaving half of our ingredients at school, causing our teacher to rush back to ...

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by Matthew Crosby - Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 4:13 PM

Burnside High School Students Year 11, 12 will be invited to an information evening in the staff room about the 2014 Imakane, Japan trip.  Lookout for the school notices for the date and time.

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Languages Week Wednesday: Yukata Demonstration
by BHS Admin - Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 10:26 AM

Today at lunchtime in K3 there will be a demonstration of how to wear the Yukata (Japanese summer kimono).

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by Chu Prasertdee - Sunday, 7 August 2011, 2:52 PM

Welcome to our visitors from Imakane, Japan. 15 Japanese students and 3 adults including the Principal of Imakane Junior High School will be with us from Monday 8th August to 15th August.