Events and Competitions

Activating pupils is one of the most important – and sometimes most difficult – challenges any teacher faces. The Goethe-Institut Neuseeland has therefore put together a series of cultural events and competitions designed to help you motivate your pupils and to make learning German more fun.
On the ball © Unsplash / Joshua Höhne


In 2023, the FIFA Women's World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand and the Goethe-Institut will bring students and teachers "on the ball" in a great transnational project. Take part with your school and look forward to unique football camps, many inspiring materials, videos of the players, online professional learning seminars for teachers and much more in the women's football year 2023!

Students playing handball ©Das Kiwi Handball-Projekt

Das Kiwi-Handball-Projekt

Handball is a popular and reputable Olympic sport that is still relatively unknown in New Zealand. The Kiwi-Handball- project is about 'learning by doing'. Learning a language by doing activities. It involves reading and writing, learning to plan and to communicate instructions.

National German Language Olympics

Get to know the winners of the National German Language Olympics, who will represent New Zealand in the International German Language Olympics 2020 in Dresden!