About Us

Tricia, Suzanne, Jamie, Marika

The International Department team looks after the well-being and achievement of international students.

Please contact us on:


24/7 Emergency Phone number: +64275558605

Jamie O'Connor (International Director) is responsible for the management of the international programme, marketing and liaison with agents and families.

Email: oc@aotea.school.nz

Tricia Cox (Programme Co-ordinator) carries out administration and organises programmes and activities for students.

(Homestay Co-ordinator) organises and monitors student accommodation and general well-being.

Email: cox@aotea.school.nz

Further support is available from Mandarin, Japanese, French and Spanish speaking staff members.

Aotea College has a strong tradition of excellence in sport and cultural activities. We encourage international students to participate in these activities to enhance their experience and develop friendships with local students. Full information about these opportunities can be found on the Sports pages and the main school website.

Code of Practice

Aotea College is a signatory to, and is be bound by, the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Qualification Authority website.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) last reviewed Aotea College in 2020. A copy of its report can be supplied by Aotea College or from the ERO website.

2020 Ero Report:

New Zealand Education System:

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Aotea College Prospectus 2022.pdf