At Aquinas College, learning languages encourages students to embrace the unity and diversity of local and international communities. In particular, we want students to develop awareness, appreciation, and acceptance of cultural diversity through language.
Te reo Maori is an important part of language learning at Aquinas, because it is the ancestral language and an official language of our country. It is a taonga protected under the treaty of Waitangi.
French is recognized globally as being the second language of the United Nations and some of our closest neighbours are French-speaking countries, hence its importance.