RONCALLI COLLEGE

TIMARU, NEW ZEALAND

Pastoral Care

Roncalli College prides itself on the personal yet professional bond between staff and students.  A strong network of guidance, counselling and pastoral care is provided.
 
Staff
Introducing the International Team who care for our international students (from leftto right): Bryce Caird, Mentor for our International boys; Mary-Jane Konings, ESOL Teacher; Cathy Shearer, Director of International Students; Richelle Cannell, Homestay Coordinator.  In addition to these people the College has an extensive guidance network involving a Counsellor, Careers Adviser, Deans at each year level and House Group Teachers.
International staff

 
Accommodation
The College arranges homestays with caring and supportive New Zealand families.  Living with a New Zealand family is a great way to improve your English and find out more about the New Zealand way of life.

Homestay arrangements and regular homestay checks are carried out by the International Staff team.  We provide a culture of care to make our students feel comfortable and at home in a new environment.

 
Orientation
Orientation formalities help students familiarise themselves with the College environment and to complete Code administration requirements.  The Orientation programme is held before school commences in terms 1, 2 and 3.  Orientation includes:
  •     Meeting the International Student Department Staff
  •     English Assessment tests to ensure students are placed in appropriate classes
  •     Course discussion and approval
  •     Campus tour
  •     Completion of Code of Practice requirements
  •     Assistance with uniform
  •     Discussion of any issues of concern
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