International Staff

Sue Nesbit

International Director
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P +64 3 375 7057  Ext: 216

Sue has been a teacher at Shirley Boys’ High School since 1990 in the area of Economics and Accounting. Her leadership experience includes being a Head of Department and then promoted to Deputy Principal of the school. The focus of her Deputy Principal role was Curriculum and Assessment and this included the role of working with NZQA (NZ Qualifications Authority). Her extensive understanding of curriculum and examinations means she can design individual courses which meet the needs of each international student enrolled at Shirley Boys’ High School.

Sue was appointed as International Director in 2015.

Leanne Russ

International Administrator
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P +64 3 375 7057  Ext: 392

Leanne has extensive experience both in New Zealand and in Japan. Leanne was the Japanese teacher at Shirley Boys’ High School until 2010. She left here to go back to teaching a combination of Japanese to exchange students in Japan and English to Japanese nationals – her main role being to teach Japanese to students from Tonga and Thailand. She has valuable experience helping students to settle in, develop confidence and learn in an environment where English is not their first language.