Sunday, July 16, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

L'Odyssée - l'ouverture du Festival du Film à Auckland

Nous étions ravies d'assister à l'ouverture du Festival du film de l'Alliance Française d'Auckland à Newmarket la semaine dernière. Nous avons visionné le film L'Odyssée. C'est un biopic par Jérôme Salle qui est basé sur la vie de Jacques-Yves Cousteau, officier de la Marine Nationale, capitaine de la Calypso et explorateur océanographique français. Le film nous a beaucoup plu grâce à la photographie exemplaire, dont le beau message écolo résonne au fond de soi. Plongez-vous dedans!    
Les marins de la Vendémiaire était présents aussi!

Film review en français par le Figaro here

Malala Yousafzai - la Journée des Femmes

For the seniors:

Ressources en ligne -

Une discussion intéressante autour des origines de la Journée des Femmes ici 

Et est-ce vous avez visionné Women are Heroes, par JR, une artiviste - ici - j'adore! More great stimulus for discussion.


Monday, March 6, 2017


Bonjour à tous,

Je fais des visites dans les régions suivantes en mars.

New Plymouth 9 mars 2017
South Canterbury 13-15 mars 2017
Wellington 21- 23 mars 2017

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me at if you would like to book a visit!

Au plaisir de te lire bientôt,

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Future-proofing our profession...

As part of a regular Friday future-focused post...

1. Have you seen this tool used by Marian Campbell’s classes?
You speak into the computer and it transcribes. Great for pronunciation drilling in the focus on form stage or to cater for students with different learning abilities.

2. 21st Century Skills here - What is one focus area in your classroom? Comment below! Are we equipping our students with skills for university or the changing world beyond?

3. Have you seen this draft document released by the Ministry of Ed in 2015? Check out what Education could look like in NZ in 2025 here

Monday, February 27, 2017

Alliance Française Film Festival - Education Outreach Programme

Our friends at the Alliance Française have been working hard...

Don't forget to access the vast array of educational resources for these children's films in the upcoming Alliance Film Festival... coming soon to a town near you!!

The link to resources for Adama, Fanny's Journey and My Mummy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill is here. There are different levels available (A1-A2 is good for Y9 and Y10s while B1 is good for Y11 and 12). The answers are found in the Teacher's Guide.

N'oubliez pas that you can also reschedule a film for a time that suits your students best. Consult the cinema showing the film here.

Bonne séance!!

A sneak peek at Marty's French library

Great things are happening in Napier in the French-learning world...

Watch this space as three schools form a partnership in a sustainable language programme in Taradale.

Mary Hanz, Principal at Taradale Primary, is imparting his passion for all things French to these juniors and is very resourceful with his use of time and space for making this happen. He is also a wonderful supporter of the Stage de Nouméa and you can read more about his experiences here.

He has collected a wonderful array of resources in his travels and it is encouraging to see his passion grow! Bravo Monsieur!