Section: International Students Team

Cathy Smith

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

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

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

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.