Our International Team

Hayley Roper – International Manager

My name is Hayley. I am the International Manager, I am responsible for the international department here at Waimea College. I am looking forward to working with our international students and to guide their experiences of our school, our community and our country. As a student at Waimea College you will see a lot of me. I will be there to help you celebrate your successes, face your challenges, and I take overall responsibility for ensuring your time in New Zealand is safe and positive. My door will always be open to Waimea College’s international students and I am looking forward to meeting you soon.

Email me at intl.manager@waimea.school.nz

Megan Wright – Homestay Co-ordinator

Kia ora,Megan Wright my name is Megan and my role is to support you in your homestay, our school and in the community. I want your New Zealand experience to be the best it can possibly be, and one which you will remember forever. I am available to you on a daily basis and you are always welcome to come and talk to me about anything at all. I will always respect your culture and your privacy. During your time at Waimea, I hope you will feel comfortable to come and see me with any questions you have about your homestay,  your friends,  your holiday plans, the New Zealand culture and lifestyle or any problems you require assistance in solving.  See you soon!

Email me at intl.homestay@waimea.school.nz

Rebecca Henaghan – International Dean & Teacher in Charge of English Language

I am your International Dean and a teacher of English Language. My role is to look after the pastoral care of International Students here at Waimea College. When you arrive I will support you in selecting subjects for your timetables and will be there to help you with any issues that may occur in the classroom or within the school. I will enjoy getting to know you and help you enjoy your achievements here at school, as well being alongside you if you face problems or challenges.  If you are studying English Language, it is likely I will also be one of your subject teachers.  I am here every day and am looking forward to meeting you.

Email me at rebecca.henaghan@waimea.school.nz

Trish McGee – English Language Teacher & International Student Support

I teach English Language classes and support our senior international students in their mainstream New Zealand English programme.  I also teach a one-on-one individualised language programme for students requiring additional help in speaking, writing and listening in English.  I have an in-depth understanding of the tasks that are required of you to in order to succeed and am committed to supporting you in achieving these. I’m proud to work at this school and am looking forward to meeting you at Waimea College soon. Remember, if you need any help, please just come and see me to ask.

Email me at trish.mcgee@waimea.school.nz

Deborah Sax – International Teaching Assistant

My role is to support our international students in their mainstream New Zealand classes; particularly English.  I am happy to assist any student that is having trouble understanding their teacher or completing the work required within class.  I may support you in a one-one-one basis, or I might come along to your classes in order to assist all international students in that class.  I am looking forward to meeting you here at Waimea College.

Email me at deborah.sax@waimea.school.nz

Kay Sneddon, Ph.D – Thailand  – Thailand Advisor

I have two main roles at our school. I firstly look after our International Marketing in Thailand, promoting Waimea College.
As International Student Advisor to our Thai students, I offer support and advice on anything they may need help with.

Email me at kay.sneddon@waimea.school.nz

Kim McNeilly – International Student Administrator

I am the person you will see at the front desk in the International office. My role is to help everyone in our International family to feel informed and supported. I deal with all administrative matters and also assist with documents required for your visa applications, insurance claims and sending out school reports. I will try to answer any questions you may have.

Email me at international.admin@waimea.school.nz