Contact our Team

We have 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.

Management

Co-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.

Co-Director of International Students

Ms Andrea Donovan
a.donovan@bdsc.school.nz
+64-09-273-2310 ext. #373

Andrea has joint responsibility  for overseeing the international student programme, she holds overall responsibility for the South East Asian market and is the key contact for enquiries from this region.

Administration & Homestay

Homestay Co-ordinator and Finance

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

Kerry is one of the first staff members with whom applicants will be in contact. Kerry is responsible for processing applications, invoicing and arranges student insurance. Kerry is also our New Zealand Immigration liaison.

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 Debby 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

Kerry works to place students with the most suitable host family based on each students’ needs. The coordinator and manager visit host families regularly and meet with students throughout the year to ensure they are happy in their new home.

Learn more about Homestay

Emergency 021 140-0454

Make a Complaint

When you come to New Zealand as an international student, you can expect to receive a high standard of education, and to feel safe and well cared for while you live and study here. If you have a complaint, it is important that you go through the right steps. The international department is your first point of contact for any complaint you have, including any complaint about the agents your provider uses. The department has a complaints process in place for you to go through, and will tell you what that process is.

Alternatively, view our College Contact Details or Staff Directory

A peak body for schools supporting international students in the education sector

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