The International Department

The School has been accepting international students since the 1990s. Party to the NZQA Code of Practice, we pride ourselves on the exceptional care, guidance and opportunity, afforded by four dedicated staff in the International Department.

By offering places for only twenty five international students we are able to offer extremely personalised care and management, in a genuine atmosphere of learning.

Tim Cameron
International Director

Mr Cameron is the main point of contact for international students at Napier Boys’ High School. Mr Cameron promotes, and reports on, the academic success and welfare of the international students in our care. Dedicated, he prides himself on immediate and regular communication with parents and agents. He brings a wealth of experience in international education, having taught in SE Asia’s leading international schools.

+64 6 8335900 ext 238

Rachel Hammond
International Student Co-ordinator

Ensures our students are placed into inviting and hospitable kiwi homes. She also monitors the international students in our boarding hostel. She is highly selective of who she accepts to host our international students, ensuring the family meets the Code of Practice regulations and has a connection to Napier Boys’ High School or the wider community. Mrs Hammond liaises with the families and regularly meets with the international students. 

+64 6 8335900

Nick Sye
International Student Dean

Mr Sye is an experienced member of Napier Boys’ High Schools science department and proud old boy; ensuring he is well versed in the schools systems and values as well as the Hawkes Bay region. His role as International Dean is to ensure our visiting students are supported in class and regular school life whilst also facilitating the +PLUS program for out of class unique experiences. Mr Sye’s communication skills, cultural awareness, and commitment to student well-being ensures he is well equipped to support and guide students to their smooth integration into our Napier Boys’ school community.

+64 6 8335900

Silvia Williams 
International Student Financial 

Mrs Williams moved to New Zealand from Spain 20 years ago. She graduated from Business Management in Madrid and since then she has always been working in the Finance sector. Currently she is also part of the International Department in the Financial area processing invoices and liaising with the agents regarding the international students financial requirements. Before she came to New Zealand she lived and worked in England for 3 years which was a great experience her.  She likes to keep active and follow a healthy life style and she loves living in Hawkes Bay and enjoy the sunshine that it offers.

+64 6 8335900 (ext 203)