International welcome

Kia ora

Welcome from Orewa College

It is our privilege to welcome International Students from around the world and help them get the most out of their time at Orewa College.

International Students have different reasons for coming to New Zealand. Some attend school for a short time to experience a different culture, improve their English, experience new opportunities and try different school subjects that are not available to them in their home countries like Dance, Drama, Hospitality, and Carpentry. Others come to study and gain NCEA qualifications which can lead to University entrance.

Whatever the reasons we are confident that you will enjoy school life at Orewa College, develop independence and make friends for life. We love witnessing the change and growth of our students.

Orewa is the gateway to the Hibiscus Coast and is famous for its beautiful 3km beach. The town has a very friendly vibe and has a variety of shops, cafes and attractions. There is also a good bus service into Auckland City (37km) and Albany Mall (20km). There is opportunity to further explore New Zealand with Tour Companies who offer International Students weekend trips around the North Island and the South Island during the term breaks.

We are very proud of our school and town and look forward to welcoming you into our warm school community and helping you make the most of your time here.

From left: Mrs Diane Smith, International Student Co-ordinator and Ms Adrienne Croad, International Director

International Department

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Mrs K Shevland

Principal

Welcome to students coming to Orewa College, a beautiful part of New Zealand.

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Mrs K Shevland

Principal

Welcome to students coming to Orewa College, a beautiful part of New Zealand. We are proud of our school programme, our staff, and the many opportunities for international students to make the most of their time here.

I visit our international sister schools, and take a strong interest in the progress and welfare of our visiting students. We welcome you from all parts of the world. We have hosted students from around the world for more than thirty years, and place great emphasis on their care and educational experience.

Enjoy your time here, get involved, make the most of Orewa College and New Zealand.

Mrs Sue McCarthny

Deputy Principal

As Deputy Principal I have the opportunity to work with students across year levels and curriculum areas which is very rewarding as well as being involved in the day to day

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Mrs Sue McCarthny

Deputy Principal

As Deputy Principal I have the opportunity to work with students across year levels and curriculum areas which is very rewarding as well as being involved in the day to day operation and planning for the future direction of learning in the College. One of the highlights of my job is celebrating students’ personal achievement/success in whatever area they participate in be it sporting, cultural and/or academic.

Ms Adrienne Croad

International Director

I have worked with the international students at Orewa College for the last 6 years firstly teaching New Zealand Experience and leading many trips and camps with the classes and now as Director of International Students.

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Ms Adrienne Croad

International Director

I have worked with the international students at Orewa College for the last 6 years firstly teaching New Zealand Experience and leading many trips and camps with the classes and now as Director of International Students.

I am passionate about ensuring that the students that choose to come to Orewa College, have a fantastic time, both at school and beyond. Orewa is such a great place to live and I love that our students can experiencethe best of what the greater Auckland region has to offer, especially on trips to places that are otherwise hard to access. From visiting remote beaches and islands to conservation work, kayaking, paintballing, surfing, caving and horse trekking.

I have also hosted around 15 international students in the last 20 years and love the cultural exchange that occurs and having them as part of my family.

Mrs Diane Smith

International Adminstration

I have recently joined the International Department at Orewa College.


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Mrs Diane Smith

International Adminstration

I have recently joined the International Department at Orewa College. I have just joined the International Department at Orewa College. I have worked with International students for a number of years now and am always amazed at the braveness they show in choosing to study in another country far away from their family and friends.