International Student Director
Rachel is responsible for the enrolment and pastoral care of our international students for both the Primary School and College. Rachel moved to New Zealand from London having enjoyed a 20 year career in Marketing in the UK and now lives on the peninsula with her husband and their three young children all of whom are enjoying their ‘Kiwi’ life. Rachel looks after the international student programme and encourages students from all over the world to come and study in this beautiful part of New Zealand. If you are the parent of an international student, an agent, or a local family interested in providing a caring home for one of our international students, please contact Rachel.
Admin. Assistant / Librarian / International Homestay Co-ordinator
Jahna has a multi-tasking role at Wentworth, with part of her time spent working in Reception assisting with administration and accounts duties, where she also looks after the pastoral care of our international students as Homestay Co-ordinator. The rest of her day spent managing the school Library. Jahna has many outdoor interests including snowboarding, wakeboarding and surfing to name a few. With two teenage daughters of her own, Jahna loves conversing with the students and offering them support.
Mandarin Teacher / Chinese Parent Liaison
Mrs Kong teaches advanced Mandarin for Speakers of Mandarin in the College, and supports our International Students and their families, providing translation and first language support to our Chinese students. Bing has been teaching since 1995 when she graduated from Beijing’s teacher training university with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Chinese Language and Literature Education. From there, she taught Chinese Literacy in a Beijing High School. After coming to New Zealand she has taught Mandarin in the community and at another local school. In her spare time she enjoys activities with her family, listening to music and reading.
Teacher of English and ESOL
After graduating in South Africa, Michelle practised as a lawyer for ten years. She moved to New Zealand in 2007 and retrained as a teacher. Michelle has a keen interest in finding alternative ways to encourage reading in the digital age. She enjoys reading, playing golf and spending time with her husband and two children.
M.ED. ADMIN., B.ED., DIP.TCHG.
Bruce’s previous appointment was Deputy Principal at Westlake Boys’ High School. He has a wealth of educational experience within both the primary and secondary service including responsibilities for strategic planning, school-wide curriculum development and management of college pastoral care and guidance. Bruce is a keen sportsman and has managed and coached rowing and hockey to a senior level.