International News

We welcomed Japanese students from Shinagawa Junior High School on 4 March 2024, who visited our school for two weeks, with a mihi whakatau.  They were once again hosted by our school community and enjoyed trips to Auckland Zoo and University during their short stay.  As a farewell, they sang our national anthem beautifully, gave a group demonstration of synchronised moves in Karate and each presented about their experience with a comparison to their life in Japan.

We also welcomed five new international students from Thailand on 12 March 2024 into our school whānau.

Students: (left to right) Namo Pongpumpiched, KlaThamsoonthorn, Nabtang Sorsomboon, Manna Wairatpanij, Hana Thianyoi, with their agents and representatives, Mrs Sirintorn Duangkhot and Ms Panthip Kiatpattanachai.
The students from this group have been to various places in New Zealand before and have returned on this trip to spend 2 months at Sancta Maria College.

Hosting international students
– we are searching for families that would like a paid opportunity to host visiting international students requiring short or long-term homestay accommodation.  Please contact if you would like to host an international student or click this link for more information.

We farewell Cay Scott, our international homestay coordinator, last week.  Should you have any enquiries relating to existing international students, while we complete or recruitment process, please email any urgent matters please call 021 02730457.