International Director's Message


July 2018

Term 2 in most years is the term where we reflect on what we have done over the last year and make plans to be better in the future.
This year was no different. It is sandwiched between the two biggest intakes in the history of the school. We had 48 (new starting) students in term 1 and we have 31 (new starters) arriving at the start of term 3. Meaning that we have been at capacity for most of the year. This suggests that the experience that our international students are having continues to be positive. This is what you as agents and the students are also telling us. However, we are continuously striving to be at the forefront of student experiences and if you know of anything which will help improve the students experience please let me know. Please do not leave enrolments for 2019 too late because we have had to unfortunately say no to a few students as we could not cater for everyone who applied.
This term saw me visit 3 markets, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea. Both Thailand and Korea have been traditionally strong markets for us and continue to be so. However, Vietnam is a market which is growing year on year. It is great to add different cultures to our school community. Next term sees me visit Japan and China.
Term 2 has seen the school accommodate 4 Korean teachers who are on scholarships from the Korean Ministry of Education. It has been very positive and they have added to the teaching and learning of all the students at our school.
Once again thank you very much for all of the support and I look forward to catching up with everyone as soon as I can. Remember, if you are heading to New Zealand do not forget to drop in and say hello…
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