International Students – Approved by NZQA 2019

At Newton Central Primary School we accept enrolments from international students for Years 1 to 6.  Our code of practise, state that all young international students must live with a parent in New Zealand to study at Newton Central Primary School.

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Meet the International Department

Cathy Smith

Position: Office administrator and International Students Co-ordinator

I have been involved with international students for many years and I am very lucky to work in a happy, caring and well-informed school.  

Josephine McKendrey

Position: Deputy Principal / Team Leader Āhuru Mōwai / – SENCO
Phone: +64 9378 6883

Josephine has worked at Newton Central since 2004.  She has worked as a classroom teacher as well as in her management roles in the senior leadership team. She works mostly supporting the Principal with the day-to-day running of the school and with students, teachers, kaiāwhina and families with special needs.

Lata Laing

Position: ESOL / International Students Teacher / Reading Recovery Teacher

I always value that our parents and families are a child’s first teachers. By the time they come to school, I love it when we see a child continue to grow in confidence as they learn to read, write, do maths and make friendships and develop in other areas.

Riki Teteina

Position: Principal
Phone: +64 9378 6883

Riki has worked 23 years in International Education (Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines), and has a strong affiliation with Asia and International Students, and those learning English as an additional language.

Newton Prospectus International Students

Requirements for International Student Enrolment

International Student Fees

International Students Pastoral Care

International Students English Classes

Frequently Asked Questions