International Team

The international team is made up of these people

Mrs A. Ferretti Director of International Students

Mrs Alexandra Ferretti is the Director of Whanganui High School's International Department and a teacher of Spanish, French and ESOL. She has worked at Whanganui High School since 2003 and was Dean for three years before becoming Director of International.

She believes that if the students are safe and happy, then success will follow both academically and personally. Having had experience as a student in another country and lived in many different countries, she understands the difficulties students can sometimes experience. She travels overseas frequently to meet agents and parents of her students at Whanganui High School.

Mr B. Ding Dean of International Students

Miss R. Cleary Head of International English

Mrs S. Crook Homestay Co-ordinator

Mrs Sarah Crook is the homestay coordinator.

Sarah emigrated to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, so she knows what it is like to settle into a new country. She is responsible for matching students to homestays and supporting the homestay parents.

Mrs T. Hoobin International Administrator

Mrs Tonia Hoobin or Tonia as the students call her is responsible for administration and helping students with insurance claims and visas. She is usually the first person to receive and respond to emails.

Mrs A. Van De Vyver International Support

Mrs L. Su'a Teacher of ESOL


(*) Last Reviewed: July 23, 2019

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