International Education Seminar


28th February 2018


Wharewaka Function Centre | 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington

Event details: 





Welcome and Introduction

Deborah James,

Executive Director,

Independent Schools of New Zealand


Peer to peer introduction

Delegates are invited to introduce themselves and share their expectations and goals for the day. Delegates are also invited to nominate a topic/issue they would like to see covered during the facilitated Open Forum at the end of the day.

Deborah James,

Executive Director,

Independent Schools of New Zealand


Private Schools’ International Business: Markets and Approaches

Education New Zealand Business Development Managers Mary Camp and Richard Kyle will provide up-to-date market intelligence on key markets for private schools and discuss trends. They will also outline collaborative approaches that can increase success.

Mary Camp and

Richard Kylie,

Business Development Managers - School sector, Education New Zealand


Comprehensive Banking Solutions for International Students

•    Pre-arrival account opening services for international students

•     Student banking solution from ANZ to make student life easier

•     Fund Transfer Scheme (special arrangement between ANZ and Immigration New Zealand to help verify proof of funds to assist with visa processing by Immigration New Zealand).

John Bennett

General Manager, Central Region Commercial & Agri, ANZ


Morning tea



International Education 101 

International students bring diversity and a new way of thinking to our schools. 

Think international rather than think local is the way of the world.  Where do we start and how can we attract international students without leaving New Zealand?  The session aims to provide some guidance and direction for the new entrants to international education and helpful tips to the more experienced personnel.

Richard Kensington, Registrar, ACG Education



What Does a Sustainable International Programme Look Like?

  • Rationale for foreign fee-paying (FFP) enrolments-beyond the economic return
  • Seeking diversity: value of short-term enrolments
  • Celebrating ethnicities and building a sense of belonging
  • Initiatives to benefit whole school community
  • Benefits and pitfalls of school to school exchanges including compliance issues

Jenny Taylor, Director of International Services, Kristin School





Marsh Studentsafe International Insurance

Independent Schools have a responsibility, and thus a liability exposure, to ensure all their international students have appropriate medical and travel insurance. Marsh representatives will overview their compelling international students insurance programme and highlight trends they are seeing across their Studentsafe program, such as a marked increase in mental health claims.  Also they will discuss their Young Learners Platinum policy which is specifically designed for school age international students.

Ken Albrecht

Client Executive and Justin Pipe, ‎Business Development Manager,

Mercer Marsh Benefits


The Wellington Private Education Network (WPEN)

Hear from Kathy about an effective example of collaboration between Independent Schools. WPEN is a network constituted by three Wellington private schools and provides a unique programme tailored to the needs of international students as they settle into life and study in New Zealand. Kathy will outline the cost and time efficiencies of a cooperative and collaborative approach to international education.

Kathy Lloyd-Parker,


Chilton Saint James School


Supporting Independent Schools opening to International Markets

This session will discuss how SIEBA can support Independent Schools who wish to internationalise their student body and open their doors to international markets. SIEBA services aim to support schools in every aspect of international education from approaches to marketing and recruitment, administration, pastoral care and compliance. This session will be tailored to the particular needs and character of Independent Schools. 

John van der Zwan,

Executive Director,

Schools International Education Business Association of New Zealand (SIEBA)



Enroller - Enhancing the International Student Enrolment Experience for NZ schools, their Agents and Direct Applicants

Hear about Enroller, a powerful workflow engine that sits behind an ‘Apply Now’ button on your school website. Enroller has been designed to automate repetitive enrolment tasks and to simplify compliance challenges, allowing international student departments to spend more time improving the student experience and nurturing agent and family relationships.

Michael Barry, Co-Founder, Enroller


Open Forum

Topics nominated prior to and on the day.



Seminar Close and Afternoon Tea





Find out more about our new pricing structure


With more seminars available we have decided to offer a simpler way to register and enjoy a comprehensive professional development experience.

School Members can now choose to buy a package of three or five different seminars and when selecting this option, discounts are huge: 20% off the registration fee when selecting a three seminars package, one free seminar when buying a five seminars package.

Planning and budgeting for your 2018 professional development with ISNZ in advance has never been easier or smarter!


Flat rate: $300 per seminar


Buy a 3 Seminars package: $720


  • Save 20% on registration fees
  • Pay only $240 per seminar
  • Cost effective professional development option for small teams
  • Network with other independent/private school representatives


Buy a 5 Seminars Package: $1,100


  • Save more than 25% on registration fees
  • Pay only $220 per seminar
  • Training opportunities available for multiple school personnel / faculties
  • Perfect professional development option for bigger teams
  • Network with other independent/private school representatives


Please visit our calendar page to see the list of all our 2018 Seminars.

N.B. If you wish to buy a package of 3 or 5 seminars please use the Multiple Registrations and Payment Form below:

 Multiple Registrations and Payment Form


Terms and conditions: 

All cancellations will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

Price: $300.00