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.
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
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.
Mel joined the College's International Department recently, and she concurrently works in the school as a Learning Assistant. Mel loves supporting and encouraging international students to achieve and enjoy their time in New Zealand. As a qualified pilot, Mel has worked with a wide range of people and experienced many cultures in her career. Mel 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
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.
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.
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.
Friday July 29, 2022
This week we welcomed four new international students into our school, after a long time behind NZ's closed borders.
Thursday April 7, 2022
During the 4 weeks before Anzac weekend, 10 Kavanagh Enviro-committee students joined online teams in Vietnam working on a common goal: how to protect our marine environment.
Thursday October 15, 2020
NZ Immigration isn't issuing student visas until they reopen in Oct 2022, but that doesn't mean you can't talk to us about your long term plans to study at Kavanagh.
Thursday April 30, 2020
A big thank you to our international student community and their caregivers for staying strong and being a part of New Zealand's fight against Covid-19!
Monday September 9, 2019
Recently two of our students Ait Charoenchaturong and San Jumnienjumrus attended the “Otago Light of Peace” event as volunteers.
Thursday July 4, 2019
During the school holidays some of our International and Exchange students will be returning to their homelands after a year at Kavanagh College.
Friday June 28, 2019
Dunedin Study is inviting all our International students to be part of a fun afternoon, playing sports at the Edgar Centre. This event will be on the 24th of July, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Free!
Thursday June 13, 2019
Education New Zealand have just launched a page for International Students studying and wishing to study in NZ.