Our International Student office is open 8am - 4:30, Monday to Friday. Students can come into the international office before school, during interval, during lunch time or after school for help with homestay, visas and immigration, insurance, extending their study period, finding activities to do outside of school time, taking trips around New Zealand, or anything else they need help with. If students have questions or concerns about their academic choices, they can see the international deans.

To contact the international department, please call (+64 9) 477 0150 (press 1 for the international department) or email the relevant person using the contact details below.

New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world, however, we have a free emergency number for our students to call outside office hours if they are in trouble. In an emergency only, please call 0800 563 263 to talk to one of our international staff members.

Rangitoto College International Team

Rangitoto College is one of the most experienced schools in New Zealand at hosting international students and we have a large team available to help our students. Please contact us if you would like any information.

Lynda Lidgard
Director of International Students

Lynda is responsible for leading the team and taking care of students while they are in New Zealand

Vanesa Pearce
International Manager

Vanesa manages the acceptance of new student applications, provides support to educational agents by offering necessary information and resources for incoming students, and supervises the accommodation office.

Ashleigh Close
Accommodation Coordinator

Ashleigh collaborates closely with both new and established host families, ensuring a seamless student placement within the host family setting.

Victoria Craven
Student Services Coordinator

Victoria organises the onboarding of international students, provides general advice, assists with visa applications and handling the administration of the website and social pages.

Chantal Burnie
International Finance Officer

Chantal handles financial inquiries and manages student insurance policies and claims for the international department.

Hyung Won Lee
International Student Dean

Mr Lee helps international students with their academic choices and classes.

Ye Sul Kim
International Student Dean

Mrs Kim helps international students with their academic choices and classes.

Julie Strang
Deputy Principal for the International Students

Mrs Strang helps make sure students succeed academically.

Willa Wu
Chinese First Language Counsellor

Willa interviews Chinese students and provides translation support. 

Danielle Thompson
Accommodation Support

Danielle helps with homestay matters,  pastoral care, booking tours for our International Students and updating social pages.

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