Staff and contact details

We warmly welcome International Students and their families to our school. We truly value you all as members of our school community

Jo Te Whaiti is Tauriko School's Acting International Student Manager, and Pastoral Care co-ordinator.

It is the responsibility of the International Student Manager to:

  • manage the enrolment process

  • organise and lead orientation meetings

  • organise and lead pastoral care meetings

  • collaboratively plan a personalised English learning programme that is specific to each student

  • oversee assessment and reporting

  • ensure effective communication between school and home

  • provide 24hr support as needed in emergencies

ESOL lessons take place four times per week, in the mornings. Lessons are taught in small groups, and consist of reading, writing and oral language.

Suzanne Billington - Principal

Overall responsibility for International Students

Phone: (07) 543 0430 (school)

Mobile: 021 500 103



Jo Te Whaiti - Acting International Student Manager, 24hr support person

Phone: (07) 543 0430 (school)




Hyun Taek Yang - Director of Tauranga Korean Times Ltd

First Language support person 24/7 (Korean)

Phone: (07) 571 0488

(07) 578 4671

Mobile: 027 664 5408


Tauriko School Office

Phone: (07) 543 0430