International Team

We have a dedicated team who care for our international students, with everything from choosing school classes and planning social trips, to accommodation and day-to-day support. Students are well supported within the school and at home, with 24/7 care available as needed.


Katy Mandeno – International Director

- Ensures high quality of care for international students

- Liaises with agents in New Zealand and overseas

- Manages strategic marketing and communications


Jill Brien – International Student Manager & Homestay Coordinator

- Provides pastoral care and support to all international students

- Organises school orientation programme and plans social activities

- Ensures students are placed with supportive home stay families and offers 24/7 home stay support

Marian Innes – Dean

- Assists students to plan their learning and curriculum

- Liaises with other schools and tertiary institutions



Arabelle Sobran – ESOL Teacher

- Offers small, supportive ESOL classes

- Teaches IELTS and supports students with other subjects

We look forward to meeting you! Please contact us for application forms, fees schedule and policies, and further information on our school and our region.

Phone: 0064 (9) 430 4460 or office@wghs.school.nz