Hello everybody, my name is Kate Shin and I am the international student director. I believe in leading international students to excel and learn English as well as know Kiwi culture so that they can experience true enjoyment at our school. I encourage the students to take risks and try new opportunities whenever they arise. I enjoy teaching within the International Baccalaureate programme. I am a collaborative teacher who is passionate about working with international students who are experiencing the transition to a new country and school. I want to give good guidance to the students so that they can be successful in what they do and express their interests to others.
I was born in Korea and have lived in New Zealand since 1996 with my family. I completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English linguistics and literature and also completed an English teacher qualification while I was in Korea. Then I did a TESOL at Canterbury University and a Master’s degree in Language teaching at Auckland University. I have realised through my education and career in Aotearoa how important it is for children to enjoy their learning experiences and value a well rounded education.
My hobbies include reading, singing, playing the piano and travelling.
I am excited for this year and cannot wait to meet you all.