08 Jun Double Win at Goethe Society Quiz
On the 17th of May, seven students from the German Club at Pakuranga College had the opportunity to attend a quiz about all things German, thanks to the Auckland Goethe Society. It was an incredibly enjoyable experience in which one of the two teams representing Pakuranga College took out 1st place for the secondary schools division (in this division around 8 teams from schools such as Glendowie College, Lynnfield College, Mount Albert Grammar School and Westlake Girls College competed).
Throughout the quiz our knowledge of Germany, Austria and Switzerland was constantly challenged across a wide variety of topics. We also got to learn a few extra things that we didn’t know about the language and the culture and we were able to use our German language skills to interact with other schools and to hear the language being spoken in conversations which didn’t exclusively involve classroom language.
Before taking part in the competition we were generously treated to some delicious food at an authentic German cafe, where we also got to practice our speaking and conversational skills.
We would like to extend our thanks to Miss Badenhorst (Head of the German Department) as well as Miss Edwards who accompanied us on the trip after school. They both also competed in the ‘Teachers and Native Speakers’ category, which they won!
by Janoschka van Zyl