Greetings to you, my name is Annitta Hodgkinson and I am the homestay co-ordinator for Waimea College, I co-ordinate the accommodation needs and pastoral care of international students.
A homestay co-ordinator is responsible for finding you the best homestay that matches your wishes and works toward this being a successful and memorable experience for you and your host family, where you build long lasting friendships.
I am here to ensure you are happy in your homestay and wider community and if you have any questions or concerns, then I am here to help you.
I am described by the international students as their school mum. I offer you care, support, as well as a safe and friendly place at school.
I am married and have two adult sons and an adult daughter, all who have attended Waimea College; so I know the school and understand the needs of teenagers and the challenges that you can sometimes face. I am available to help you with any concerns at school on Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3-00pm.
When choosing a homestay it is very helpful to know as much about you as possible. Please consider the following questions so I am able to make the best possible placement for you:
For student placements the best families are chosen to host for us, these families are all different. There may be a mother, father and younger children,a mother and father with grown up children or no children. There may also be a mother raising her children on her own or a mother who has children who are no longer at home. Please consider this when completing your homestay application. All our host families are Police checked and we have a vigorous evaluation in place twice a year while they host students.
It is advisable that you arrive approximately 4 - 5 days prior to starting at Waimea College, so you are well rested and ready to start your course.
I know you are going to have a wonderful time while you are here and I look forward to meeting you soon.
Tue 29 Jan 8.00pm - 4.30pm
Wed 30 Jan 8.00am - 4.30pm
Thu 31 Jan 8.00am - 4.30pm
Fri 1 Feb 8.00am - 4.30pm
Sat 2 Feb 9.00am - 3.00pm
Wed 6 Feb 9.00am -12 noon
After Wednesday stationery will be available before school, Break 1 and Break 2.
Purchase your stationery at school break times or when called out of class.
From Monday 11 February stationery will continue to be sold before school, at Break 1 and Break 2 from the Stationery Shop in the Kiosk Quad.
Follow this link to signup onliine for instrument lessons
Waimea Goes Wireless
Students now have access to wireless at Waimea. Students are welcome to bring laptops and netbooks in class to aid their learning.
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