Japanese

Japanese

Japanese at Sancta Maria College has a long history and has been taught here since our opening in 2004.

Middle school students are introduced to the language as one of their option subjects in Years 7 to 10. Students taking this subject receive a sound foundation in the language and culture of Japan and are able to study the subject through to NCEA Level 3.

Studying the Japanese language is very relevant to today’s economy because of the growing Asia-Pacific trade in New Zealand. As well as this, tourism is fast becoming one of New Zealand’s major industries with increasing numbers of Japanese visitors every year.

Sancta Maria College supports an active school exchange programme with Japanese High Schools and core to this is the opportunity that our students have to visit and tour Japan.