“Each language penetrates us differently and reveals human nature in a different way, which is why we must complement the effect of the mother tongue with other languages”

R. Steiner, Lecture 11, Ilkley 1923

In the Upper School, students study Te Reo Maori or German

After tasters through the Lower School in Class 7, and into Class 8 students  choose to continue learning either Te Reo or German from Class 9. They continue to build on their language and cultural skills until the end of class 10/NZCSE Level 1.

In Class 11 and 12 German is an elective option dependent on the number of students..  

Language learning at Raphael House focusses on developing communication skills, language and cultural knowledge. By learning a new language, students learn to communicate with people from other cultures and expand their own personal world, opening up a whole range of new possibilities. 

For students in Class 10, we offer (borders dependent) exchanges to Japan, Austria and Germany. Students can apply to go on an exchange to one of our partner schools depending on their language option.  

Ko tōu reo, ko tōku reo, 
te tuakiri tangata. 
Tīhei uriuri, tīhei nakonako 

Your voice and my voice 

are expressions of our identity.  

May our descendants live on and our hopes be fulfilled