International Staff

Wendy Jochem

International Principal

+64 21 424 528


I have overall responsibility for the International Department. And oversee all of the day to day working of the Department. In particular, I manage all international student applications and meetings with parents and visitors from overseas . Marketing through overseas visits is another important part of my role
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Kathy McKnight

Financial Assistant


I am the personal assistant to Peter Thompson, Business Manager and Wendy Jochem, Principal Freyberg International. The majority of my work is financial. The work I do for the international department involves processing and reconciling all incoming and outgoing money for students.
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Robert Elder

Academic Advisor

+64 21 424 528


I lead a small team who are dedicated to support student learning. Our role is to evaluate student educational needs and expectations so that we can create a course that is appropriate. We then monitor student outcomes and provide ongoing academic support and advice. Some members of our team are employed as classroom teacher aide. All teacher aids are fluent English speakers and have a second language, usually Chinese, Vietnamese, or Korean.
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Sue Barrington

English Teacher


I am an ESOL teacher in this Department. I am responsible for the EAP programme offered to students in the senior school who intend to go on to university.
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Dave Scott

Extracurricular Teacher


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Amy Bangma

Academic Advisor


My role in the International Department at Freyberg High School is to oversee the year 9, 10 and 11 academic progress. I meet regularly with students to check they are completing the classwork, homework and assessments that are due. I am also the Yr 11 academic coach alongside Dave Scott.
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Shirley Urquhart

Office Administrator


In my role as International Administrator I have a variety of responsibilities. These include doing the paperwork involved with new student enrolments, preparing Offers of Place for new and returning students, arranging insurance for all students, and other general tasks as they crop up. I am also a Licensed Immigration Adviser and in this role I prepare visa applications with students as their visas become due for renewal.
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Valerie Arlidge

Homestay Manager


Job Description I became part of the Homestay management team in May of 2018, in order to find more Homestay Families for our International students. I currently continue in this role, plus am Homestay Manager for our South Korean students, and also work with one of our Chinese students as a Teacher Aide.
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Sue Burden

Homestay Manager

+64 27 260 7519


I work at Freyberg as one of the homestay managers. I have worked here for 15 years. As homestay manager I am responsible for the care and support of our International students on a daily basis. It involves home visits and monitoring the well-being of each student. I liaise with agents regarding their students, host agents/Principals/teachers for lunch/am tea and take them on tours around school.
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Nicola Partridge

Homestay Manager

+64 27 479 9964


I am part of the Homestay team in the International Department. Currently I am providing Pastoral Care for International Students from China, India, Singapore and Vietnam. Finding the right homestay for the right student is a vital of my job as well as the continual well-being of all our students while they are studying at Freyberg High School.
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SinYong Cheang

International Teacher Aide


I am an International Teacher Aide. My role is to support our students in the mainstream classes, especially in Mathematics and Science subjects. I have bean at Freyberg in this role since 1998
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Leyna Ling

International Teacher Aide


My main roles as international teacher aide at Freyberg High School is to provide support to the teacher within the International Department as well as to actively support an individual or small group of students (English as second language) who is/are in need of extra assistance in classes regularly, by reinforcing/communicating the instructions taught in the classrooms, encouraging and guiding them through a safe, positive, effective and enjoyable learning environment.
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Hiep Le

International Student Co-ordinator/Counselor (Focus on Vietnamese Students)

+64 22 310 6770


I am in charge of a variety of duties such as (1) Student help - support for Vietnamese students during their time at Freyberg High School. (2) Parent help - Involved with Vietnamese parents to connect them with the school to sort out issues rising from either side during the year. (3) Vietnamese student recruitment - organizing/planning the trips to the schools/agents in Vietnam; supporting the schools/agents to recruit Vietnamese students.
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Joanne Zhou

International Marketing Co-ordinator/Counsellor (Focus on Chinese students)

+64 21 083 90801


My main job is planning, developing and organizing advertising policies and campaigns to promote and recruit students from China; building new relationship with schools and agents in China; providing support to students, parents and agents from China.
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Louis Vo

Junior IT Technician / Student Support