Contact our Team

We have a high student-to-staff ratio, with an International Student Team dedicated to the care and support of every international student, who chooses to make their home with us for a few months or longer.
International@bdsc.school.nz

Our administration hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4 pm (New Zealand Standard Time). We will endeavour to respond on the next college day should your enquiry be outside of these hours.

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Management

Director of International Students

Mr Enda McKenna
e.mckenna@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #373

Enda is responsible for overseeing the International Department. He approves applications and is the primary point of contact for parents and agents.

Manager of International Students

Mrs Andrea Donovan
a.donovan@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #209

Andrea is responsible for students’ experiences onshore, both in school and with their host families.

Administration

Visa Processing and Finances

Mrs Kerry Tukiri
k.tukiri@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #236

Kerry is our liaison with New Zealand Immigration. She helps students renew their visas and any other immigration issues they may have. Kerry also helps students with booking students trips and works to manage their funds while they are here.

Application Processing and Insurance

Ms Cushla McLean-Suzuki
c.mcleansuzuki@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #430

Cushla is one of the first staff members with whom applicants will be in contact. Cushla processes student applications, arranges interviews, invoices and arranges insurance for students for the duration of their stay.

Academic Support

Deborah and Kathy both support students’ academic progress. From initial timetabling to academic, mentoring students are monitored to ensure they achieve their best results.

Dean of International Students, Assistant Teacher

Miss Deborah Henshaw
d.henshaw@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #274

Dean of International Chinese Students, Assistant Teacher

Mrs Kathy Kuang
k.kuang@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #405

Homestay Support

Noelle and Carmen both work to place students with the most suitable host family, based on each students’ needs. They visit host families regularly and meet with students throughout the year to ensure they are happy in their new home.

Emergency 021 140-0454

International Homestay Co-ordinator

Mrs Noelle Hamilton
n.hamilton@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #441 mobile: 027 5388-176

International Homestay Co-ordinator

Mrs Carmen McKnight
c.mcknight@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #368 mobile: 021 237-8408

Alternatively, view our College Contact Details or Staff Directory

Alternatively, view our College Contact Details or Staff Directory

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