Our International Team

Hayley Roper – International Manager and Dean

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. When you arrive, I will help you select subjects for your timetables and help with any problems you may be having in the classroom and school. 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 – Teacher in Charge of English Language

I am the teacher of English Language.  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 looking forward to meeting you.

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

Trish McGee – International Student Support

I 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

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