Welcome to Trinity Catholic College
Trinity Catholic College is a multicultural Catholic high school, located in the centre of Dunedin. We have local students from many diverse backgrounds and for the last 30 years have run a strong international programme, which hosts individuals and groups of students from over ten countries. Our international students are an integrated part of our school community and our host families are welcoming and ensure our students are happy and settled.
The International team at Trinity Catholic College
Trinity Catholic College's International Department team have many years of experience in New Zealand and overseas education. We have traveled widely and have worked with people from a large variety of cultures, giving us the expertise to support our international students here in Dunedin and also their parents and agents in their home countries.
Mike Waterworth (BPhEd, DipTchg)
Mike has had a long association with Trinity Catholic College, having held a wide range of teaching and leadership positions reaching back to 1999. In 2023, after several years as an Assistant Principal at another Dunedin secondary school, he returned to Trinity to take up the position of Director of International Students.
Mike has a long-held interest and passion for international student programmes and believes strongly in the benefits for both the students involved and the wider school community.He is widely traveled, particularly in Asia and Europe, and has very fond memories of the year he lived in Japan in his younger days. Mike enjoys outdoor activities, sport, traveling and reading.Mike looks forward to welcoming students to Trinity Catholic Colleges excellent international student programme and will work hard to ensure students' experience at Trinity, and in Dunedin, is the best possible one.
Ngā mihi nui
Teacher of ESOL
Nicki Ridden-Angus (B.Sc, Grad.Dip, Dip.Grad.Tchg)
Nicki has been the Head of ESOL at the College since 2011 and loves teaching students from all over the world. Prior to working at the College, she lived in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she spent four years teaching ESOL to adults in companies and in programs for the German government. She enjoys travelling and how her students bring their many languages and cultures to her classroom. From 2020- early 2023 she worked with families and agents to maintain a consistent international program and managed student enrolments and pastoral care. From 2023, her focus will return to their education.
Kim joined the College's International Department recently and loves supporting and encouraging international students to achieve and enjoy their time in New Zealand. As a former secondary teacher and small business owner, Kim has worked with a wide range of people and experienced many cultures in her career. Kim is looking forward to developing new relationships with the students and homestay families of Trinity Catholic College.
Trinity's office phone: +64 3 477 3408
Mobile: 022 522 5495
Jose Max Leon School students join Trinity
Tuesday February 13, 2024
Our newest international students, Laura León and Matias Benavides started their 5 months study in Year 11 this week.
Mayoral Welcome 2024
Friday February 9, 2024
In week 2 all high school international students were welcomed to the city at an event held at Otago University.
Farewell to Gaow, Guy, Minju, Mizuyoshi and Agustin.
Wednesday December 6, 2023
This term we have a few internationals ending their time at Trinity, students who've been here for 6 months up to 6 years. We wish them all the best for their journeys home and look forward to hearing what the future brings.
Year 10 Aoraki Adventure Camp 2023
Monday December 4, 2023
An incredible few days adventuring in Aoraki with a remarkable group of Year 10 students.
Guy, Y13, Thailand
Thursday November 2, 2023
In the past six years, my time at Trinity Catholic College has been nothing short of extraordinary. Every moment spent within those hallowed halls, from forming lifelong friendships to learning under the guidance of dedicated teachers, has been a priceless experience.
Year 11/13 Ski Trip 2023
Monday August 14, 2023
During the weekend a group of Year 11 and 13 students headed to Wānaka for a weekend of skiing/snowboarding at Cardrona.
Chitralada School Students Return to Thailand
Wednesday June 28, 2023
This holidays Kaohom, Preme and Praewa from Year 12, plus Dungfun and Rinda in Year 10 will return to their homes, after spending a busy term at Trinity.
Pathway to University of Otago for Trinity International Students
Tuesday March 21, 2023
Trinity and the University of Otago are now working together to ensure that there is an ongoing pathway for our international graduates who gain NZ University Entrance qualifications.
International Students Mayoral Welcome
Wednesday March 8, 2023
On Wednesday 8 March 2023 international students from all Dunedin schools were welcomed by Dunedin Mayor Jules Radich and Puketeraki Marae in Karitane.
Mayor welcomes back our international students
Sunday August 14, 2022
On Friday 12 August Mayor Aaron Hawkins and Kai Tahu representatives welcomed all new high school international students back to Dunedin.
New International Students Are Back!
Friday July 29, 2022
This week we welcomed four new international students into our school, after a long time behind NZ's closed borders.