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Marsden staff day at Te Herenga Waka Marae

Our staff are key to our success

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading independent schools for girls from Year 1 - 13, with a proud history dating back to 1878. Marsden seeks to lay the foundation for lives of meaning, accomplishment and genuine happiness and is New Zealand’s first Visible Wellbeing™ School. 

Current vacancies

Homestay Manager

Marsden is seeking a new Homestay Manager to work as part of our International Student team. 


The successful applicant would report directly to the Director of International Students.  The role primarily consists of finding host families as well as liaising with existing ones to ensure that International Students are appropriately accommodated within the stipulations outlined in the Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.  The role is a flexible one and work may be done outside of the school day, in the weekends and in the evenings.  Relationship building and communicating with a range of stakeholders in the community are essential skills for this role.


Applicants should ideally have:

  • Experience in working with teenagers
  • A belief in internationalism and superior cross-cultural communication skills
  • Empathy for international students who may be experiencing life away from home for the first time
  • Some experience in international education and knowledge of the Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management


This is a part-time role with flexible working hours, commencing April 2020.


Applications should be addressed to The Principal and emailed to alison.mcmanus@marsden.school.nz  by Friday 20 March 2020.


Any queries relating to this position should be directed to:


Caroline Robertson
Director of International Students

E:  caroline.robertson@marsden.school.nz
P:  04 476 8707

Principal's EA

Alison McManus
Principal's EA
(04) 476 8707 ext 827
Don't hesitate to contact me.