15% households with school aged children without internet access       39% of Aucklanders born overseas       82% of 18 year olds have NCEA Level 2       22% unemployment for 15-24 year olds       94.6% attend pre-school       1 in 4 children in poverty       79% pass NCEA Literacy in Yr 11       76% at or above national reading standards starting high school

Home About Us News Latest News Events Data and Resources Publications Snapshots Submissions Education Māori Languages SouthSci Talking Matters Youth Employability Community Notices Job Opportunities Previous Programmes Contact Us

Community Notices

National Hindi Language Week, 7th-14th September, 2018


The 2018 National Hindi Language Week celebrations run from 7th-14th September.

This year's theme is Our Language, Our Culture, Our Identity. 

Hindi is ranked the 3rd most spoken language of Auckland and the 4th language of New Zealand. The Hindi Language and Culture Trust of New Zealand has been promoting the Hindi Language since 2009. The Trust is preparing a submission to ask the government to include Hindi into the school curriculum.

Download this year's programme (pdf)



Cultural Evening, 7th September, 2018, 7pm – 10pm 

Venue: Papatoetoe High School, Nicholson Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland 


Performances are restricted to students only. All participants are awarded a Certificate of Participation. Approximately 400 people are entertained every year with nearly 20 stunning performances.

Tea/Coffee/Juice and dinner are available to all. Supported the Indian High Commission each year.


Entries close 20th August     Download the entry form (pdf) 

CONTACT: Co-ordinator Renu Lata on 0211610492 or rlata@royaloakint.school.nz 


Free Family Event   Free Entertainment   Free Parking   Free Refreshments & Food 



Hindi Speeches, 12th September, 8.30am – 2pm

Venue: Ōtāhuhu Intermediate School, 22-24 Luke Street, Ōtāhuhu


Speeches are in three categories: Primary, Intermediate and High School. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place-getters receive trophies.

Judging will be done in accordance with NCEA (Excellence, Merit and Achieved). All speakers receive a Certificate of Participation. 

Approximately 30 speakers from 15 schools participate every year. All participants are expected to be in their school uniform. Complimentary refreshments and lunch for all. 


Entries close 20th August.   Download the entry form (pdf) 

CONTACT: Co-ordinator Praveena Prasad on 021 2613158 or praveena_prasad1@yahoo.com.au 



School Based Programme, 10th – 14th September 2018 

Five days of lessons each of 10-15 minutes which incorporate Hindi, English, Maori, Samoan and Tongan languages so that students can make connections. 

Resources to download

Daily lessons (pdf)   Colouring sheets (pdf)  Poster competition (pdf)

CONTACT: Co-ordinator Satya Dutt on 021 2613158 or satyadutt@hotmail.com