Francesca, Rosa, Roberto, Lisa, Maria and Jan wish to thank all the students for their friendship, commitment and appreciation of our beautiful country and language.
On Sunday 1st of December - all students invited - from 4pm-6pm in the big hall at Puriri St. to celebrate together the Gran Finale - Festa di Natale!
Aperitivo, Prosecco, Panettone offered by the Dante society, each class to bring ONE platter of snacks to go with the aperitivo. Entertainment assured! Ci rivediamo nel 2020.
Torneo di scopa
8th December 2019
Empower on Springfield Rd
2.30pm - 4.30pm
After 4 weeks of learning we are finally ready for our end of the year Neapolitan Cards Tournament: SCOPA!
Come along with a playing partner. Drinks and snacks provided and a prize for the winning couple!
It is essential to book your place with Maria 027.4931122 or email email@example.com
We will play in couples, if you do not have a partner yet, let Maria know asap and she will endeavour to find you one :)
Cornetto & Cappuccino
Sunday 8th December 2019
Casamassima, 48 Salisbury Street
10am - 11am
Come along for the last Italian traditional breakfast for 2019 at the special price of $5.00 for Dante members only.
Francesca Marisa will be there to welcome you and speak Italian (it is not compulsory!)
No need to book, just turn up!
Pizza in the Park
A very pleasant warm beautiful day for our second year of the "Pizza in the park" day. A great mixture of Italians and their families, students and friends attended, enjoying eating all sorts of Italian pizza and street food.
Thanks to the talented chefs and to the members of the Dante for organising such a nice event and for helping on the day!
A few photos...
Ciao Italia 2019
Our society had a table at the Arts Centre and the main aim for us was to let the wider public know that there is an Italian Society in Christchurch since 1960, inform them on our activities and events during the year and, in particular, let them know that we offer language Italian classes.
Jan has done a great job of arranging a wonderful display of our material and info. Everyone involved enjoyed the day.
Dante Italian Language Courses
1st Semester 2020
Enrolments will open on January 1st and close on 2nd February. All courses except Beginners-A will start the week of the 10th February 2020. Students of Beginners-A (Tutor Rosa Cirrottola) are asked to pay asap in the New Year as this Course will start on 13 January.
We are offering two new Absolute-Beginners Courses:
Wednesdays 5.30pm-7pm - Tutor Brunella Olivieri and
Fridays 11am-12.30pm - Tutor Lisa Fazi
Newcomers at all levels are always welcome.
2019 students will be with the same tutor and at the same course time as 2019 except Liza Fazi’s Post-Beginners-1 Course - students have already been informed.
Cost for each course: $255.00
Payment can be made online into the Dante Scuola account:
If you have any queries please contact the School Co-ordinator, Jan Tedesco on 351 9796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Denis Walker, our loved President for the last 11 years is stepping down from his role, but has assured us he will remain in the committee.
We have so much appreciated your commitment and all the wonderful work you have done over the 11 years. GRAZIE, DENIS!
BUON NATALE A TUTTI & BUON 2020!
Che il nuovo anno porti a tutti buona saluta, gioia e pace.