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
Email: International@newton.school.nz

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
Email: josephine.mckendrey@newton.school.nz

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
Email: lata.laing@newton.school.nz

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
Email: rikit@newton.school.nz

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